For all I know, it was a miracle, brought about by the power of internet community. I could barely sleep last night, and at 6 AM I popped out of bed to check and see if anyone had sent suggestions. And you had! I took krasota‘s suggestion and hooked up an external monitor and powered the laptop on. Well, somehow I not only got a display on the external monitor but also a display on the laptop screen. It appears to have healed itself overnight!

Of course, I quickly backed up everything I’d been lazy about backing up recently just in case it was all a fluke, but everything still appears to be working normally.

And now that I’ve gone through the trouble of disconnecting the monitor from my Dell desktop, I have a second monitor to use with my laptop when I’m at my desk (until I need to use my Dell for something, which is increasingly rare anymore). Bonus!

Thanks to everyone who commented with suggestions and sympathy. Your support healed my laptop!

It’s working! Hurrah!

6 thoughts on “It’s working! Hurrah!

  • July 26, 2006 at 1:50 pm
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    Yay!

    There might be a loose cable connection at play. Or a ribbon cable being pinchy.

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  • July 26, 2006 at 3:23 pm
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    I sacrificed a pumpkin on your behalf. My voodoo worked.

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  • July 26, 2006 at 4:07 pm
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    Yay! That’s excellent news.

    -J

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  • July 26, 2006 at 5:59 pm
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    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  • July 26, 2006 at 7:14 pm
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    Glad it’s working now.

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  • July 26, 2006 at 8:48 pm
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    I’m glad to hear everything is working right now. Dropping my laptop is my nightmare scenario. So far I have managed only to snag the cord and pull it off the coffee table. Twice. In one week. But the coffee table is at least close to the ground!

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