I have a HP dv6000 laptop at the moment, with a dead screen. I have tried all sorts to rememdy it, but to no avail. It boots up and makes all the right noises but nothing on screen. I have tried connecting my monitor to it and it still does not work.I am wondering if there is a USB laed available. So that i can use the laptops hard drive to my Desktop pc and use it as a second hard drive. I am not bothered about it been on the inside of my desktop.
When trying with your monitor, there will be an Fn key combination to select an external monitor. Indeed, if you can try that anyway, you may have inadvertantly done that and turned the laptop screen off.