Amilo M Series laptop

  maiden7802 17:09 07 Jun 08


I've a blank screen.

I've tried Fn + F4 and connecting it to another monitor which was also blank.

Does this suggest it's not the screen (please ! !) and maybe the graphics card?


  crosstrainer 17:37 07 Jun 08

Do you have light's, disk activity?

  crosstrainer 17:39 07 Jun 08

Try the following:

Remove the battery from the laptop.

With the mains lead disconnected, Hold down the power button for 30 seconds.

Replace the battery

Replace the mains lead

Try booting again.

  maiden7802 17:39 07 Jun 08

Yes, all the indicators are lit and the hard disc light is flickering away .

  crosstrainer 17:42 07 Jun 08

If you get now output to monitor, it seems likely to be a graphics chip issue.

Unlike Desktop PC's, the graphics chip is soldered on to the mainboard of the machine, so a repair could prove expensive or even uneconomic.

Have you tried it with a tv?

  maiden7802 17:45 07 Jun 08

Tried the battery out suggestion crosstrainer but still nothing.

Every sign that things are working except no picture.

  crosstrainer 17:45 07 Jun 08

Sorry typo:)) now=no

  crosstrainer 17:47 07 Jun 08

I'm afraid it does sound like a graphics failure. This is not a user repairable fault. How old is the machine?

If under warranty, you can return for repair, if not, then your best option would be to get a quote for the repair from a local fujitsu dealer.

  maiden7802 17:51 07 Jun 08

Less that three years old. I bought through that tax avoidance scheme through my employer 'Computers for everyone' or something.

I'll check the warranty but I don't think it was 3 years. I'm still paying for the thing!

Thanks for the advice.

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