Hey, I happen to be an expert on this laptop. just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
But, I'll be in IL all day on a business trip.
But, anyway you need to follow the instructions and take off the keyboard.
I could walk you around the issue and solve your issue at 6-7ish pm Central time.
follow those instructions http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00364919.pdf
anyway, it is really easy. there are four screws on the bottom under the LCD. bla bla bla. just follow the instructions. Hey, BUT FIRST HOOK IT UP TO ANOTHER MONITOR to make sure the video card works at all.
But likely the connection under the keyboard or behind the LCD came off.
**PS, if you are local and can prove that you are in college at full time. I do free work for college students within a 60 mile radius.**
does your computer beep at you??? There are really more steps than that. just remember to try hooking it up to a real monitor before ****ing with your LCD to make sure it isn't the video card on the notebook.