I smashed my laptop..

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Hello, i've smashed my laptop (on my keyboard with my flat hand) and it shut off one second after i've smashed i tried to turn it on again but it did not turn on again + the lights din't work... I started to search around on google for a fix and found something that you have to take out your battery and hold your power button for 1min, this did not work at all so i left my battery out for the whole night and went sleeping. When i woke up in the morning i put my battery back in the laptop and also the charger and clicked on the power button, the lights turned on and i heard a sound comeing from my laptop... but the screen did not pop up its totaly black and it haven't showed anything since i've started it up. Anyone got a fix for this please?
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Dec 23, 2015 at 12:04 PM
Hi jvdw123,

Exactly in what way did you smash your laptop? Am I correct in thinking you hit the keyboard with the flat of your hand? If I am correct how hard did you hit it? was it just a tap, a medium blow, or an "I've lost my temper with you" full force blow?

What sound did you hear? a beeping (how many beeps?), a fan running sound, or a crackling sound?

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Dec 23, 2015 at 12:52 PM
Let me start by saying, it is NEVER a good idea to hit any machine.

It is not really possible to diagnose such an event without seeing the machine. My biggest fear is that you have damaged the motherboard, or other components inside the laptop, but this would need a hard slap. My gut feeling is that you could have unseated the graphics card > monitor connection. This may need the keyboard to be removed to check this. It is also worth checking the seating of the memory.

Another check for you to test is to see if there is a very feint image on the screen. You would need to get the light in exactly the right position to test this. Perhaps shining a torch at various angles will let you see what is on the screen. If you can see anything, then you could have broken your scerrns backlight - not the screen itself, but this will need a screen replacement.

If none of these succeed, then I fear a trip to the repair shop is needed.
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Dec 23, 2015 at 01:07 PM
I will try them all out. Thanks for helping me.
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Dec 23, 2015 at 12:21 PM
I gave a slap on the middle of my keyboard with my right flat hand, not even hard at all...
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Dec 23, 2015 at 12:33 PM
And the answer to the rest of my post?
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Dec 23, 2015 at 12:35 PM
a fan running, just the normal sound of a laptop
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Dec 23, 2015 at 12:48 PM
good news! i plugged my laptop in on another screen and it worked. but why isn't it working on the laptops screen it self? is there any trick to let the screen show up or to fix this issiue? its an lenovo laptop
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Dec 23, 2015 at 01:21 PM
With this news it is probably an unseated screen connector (usually under the keyboard) or the backlight broken. At least you can stoll see stuff on the external monitor :^)
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Dec 23, 2015 at 01:31 PM
i'm going to take off the keyboard and look if there is anything broken.. if there is anything unplugged i will put it back and if something is broken i will go to a repairer.
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