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    my laptop screen will not display on the actual laptop screen. when using an external monitor the display is on the external only. The monitor works because if i run the built in display test on power up the built in monitor will display colors and thats it( on restart build in monitor is unpowered). i looked in device manger and my monitor just says generic pnp device. i updated the drivers via the dell website and the issue is still here
    12-19-2016 05:52 PM
  2. bracdaddy's Avatar
    laptop built in monitor does not display.
    built in monitor display coloring during display self test during boot up ( power + d key)
    updated drivers off dell website no fix
    laptop will display on an external monitor
    in device manager under monitors it only shows generic pnp monitor
    12-19-2016 06:00 PM
  3. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi welcome to Windows Central! "In device manager under monitors it only shows generic pnp monitor" That's normal ! If a external monitor works, but the monitor on laptop doesn't, not much you can do but replace it. What do you see when you press the windows logo+P
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    12-19-2016 07:18 PM
  4. shmsnh's Avatar
    Do you have a discrete graphics card or just the integrated one?
    holdum333 likes this.
    12-20-2016 12:12 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Threads Merged.

    User... Please do not create multiple threads on your issue. It actually works against you as any advice gets scattered around and a coherent conversation cannot develop as easily...
    holdum333 and Guytronic like this.
    12-20-2016 09:50 PM

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