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P70 and dockstation : display to black for 1 sec.

Q: P70 and dockstation : display to black for 1 sec.

I just want to know if I'm the only one with this problem. I have the latest update/firmware installed. Something when I browse the web, or change rapidly from one application to another (ex : Web to Word) The screen turn black for 1 sec. It doesn't always happen, but enough times that I starts to bother me. The display is connected on the dockstation by a DVI or dualport connector (don't remember). My monitor is a Dell.

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Preferred Solution: P70 and dockstation : display to black for 1 sec.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I am attempting to dock an Acer Aspire 5723Z laptop running Windows 7 64-bit into the Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Dockstation Model # FSU216 which the supplier provided with the laptop as being compatible.

When the devices are connected, the (Edge10 GB19XX) monitor display switches off when I close the laptop. The screen resolution does not always readjust.

In Devices in Control Panel under Unspecified it says IEEE-1284 controller USB hub ? ?Needs troubleshooting?.
If I right click and click ?troubleshoot? it says the driver is not installed. When I click ?apply this fix? it tells me the driver was not successfully installed. If I click ?skip this fix? and then ?view solution? it says ?a solution is not available for this problem.?
When I originally attempted to install the drivers from the disk I got an error message that it did not have permission to copy a particular file. I tried to uninstall the device a number of times. Each time I went back though control panel afterwards, it asked me again whether I wanted to uninstall the device, which implied that it had not been successfully uninstalled the previous time.

Belkin claim they don?t have drivers for Windows 7 64-bit - only for Vista 32-bit.

Does anyone know a way to get these devices interoperating so that the display works properly?

If not, does anyone know of a docking station which will work OK with this laptop/OS?

Regards Keith

A:Display problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB Dockstation

Wow. Except for the model number on your laptop, you and I have exactly the same problem with exactly the same docking station--the VGA support for Win7/64. I got around it by using the HDMI port on my laptop and hooked in a small HDTV I wasn't using. Does your device support HDMI? It's one way around the problem.

Also, have you been able to get your printer to work via the parallel port? Mine won't send the page to the printer.

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My Laptop is a R700 with a dockstation. Windows 7 x64.

If a I starts laptop docked, can see on external monitor and integrated lcd.
If I star undocked, starts windows and lcd turns black. There is out to external monitor if I connect one, but not lcd correct out.

Swtiching function keys doesn?t works, like if undertand lcd is correct (but there is only a black lcd).
Updating until last version of video and switching version (aug2012) we obtain the same result: black lcd.

If uninstall video driver and set the vga standard driver works ok, but ther is no switching function key to use external monitor.

Is anyone there with same proble?

A:Portege R700 and dockstation, Integrated screen starts black

If the video signal has been set to external monitor using Fn + F5, then you have to use this key combination again in order to switch back to the internal screen?.

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My P71 laptop is not chargin with my Dockstation 230W

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Fellows, I made the update from W7 for the W10 recently, and in the meantime I wasn't using the dockstation, now, I need it but, none of my dockstations are charging the battery, there's no drivers missing, the power cord isn't the model with problem, I all the solutions on the web doesn't work. Any help to solve this issue? Thanks,Leandro.

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My daughter changed the display setting to option 2....now the screen is blank. How can I change back?

A:Display is black...daughter cahnged display in CNTRL Panel...how do I changeit back?

Boot to safe mode and:
Change the display settings, or
System Restore.

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Hi from Girona,     I just buy a new Elite X2, and a offcial DockStation.      Everything works, excepts External Screen that it's conected via RCA cable to Dock...      I found this Advise (http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05250839&sp4ts.oid=8741943) and do everything, but nothing changes.... Any help? Thanks in advance

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I just purchased a Hi -speed USB 2.0 Dockstation by Belkin. When using the install disk to install drivers I recieve the following error message
"an installation support file C:\leslie~l\locals~\temp\{EB145CEA-998F-4C9DAEF7-B4DBBD217DAF}\lsrt.dll could not be installed. Access is denied.

Can anyone help me with this problem???

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This happens as soon as the VGA adapter is plugged in. Unplugging it does not turn the laptop screen back on. Toggling with the function keys does nothing. Since I cannot see anything I cannot try to adjust/correct display settings (or do anything for that matter, other than turn the laptop off by holding power key down).

The second display works (tested with a different laptop).

History: The external display worked fine with this laptop. We had a power failure yesterday which turned it off. The screen toggled to the laptop successfully (or I did, with the function keys--I don't remember) and I continued working. When power returned I started running into this issue. I reinstalled the display drivers from the original manufacturer disc but the problem persists.

msi A4000, Celeron dual Core T3100, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NVIDIA? MCP79MVL, GeForce? 8200M G, Shared
External display: Acer LCD, AL 1916C

A:Laptop black when external display plugged in, #2 display also dark.

To shut down properly hit the Winkey, then the right arrow, then Enter.

This may be as simple as capacitors overcharged. Shut down, unplug, remove battery. Hold power button down for 20 secs.
Do same for monitor.
Then try.

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.

I figured out that in my display settings instead of showing my main monitor it only sho... Read more

A:Display screen black and blank- is mobile pc display the issue?

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Does your Laptop have dual Graphics ... If that is the case go to Dell Website and Download the Driver there for your Graphics ...

I would also suggest you read the Link below ...
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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Hi,I would like to buy a Spectre x360 13-ac004nf and use it with a docking station and 2 external 27" monitors (2560x1440).I read that the doking sation is not able to provide power to the laptop.But, will it work if I plug the power spply in one USB-C 3.1 and the docking station to the other USB-C 3.1? Subsidiary question, will the laptop/dock support 2 external monitors 2560x1440? Thanks,

A:dockStation Elite X7W54AA with Spectre x360 13-ac004nf and d...

I guess I would like to see the dock but yes if you use the provided laptop power supply in one USB-C and then connect the other to a USB-C (Thunderbolt) port replicator (dock) with a pair of DisplayPort or HDMI ports it will drive two UHD monitors just fine. 

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Probably it is not possible but I will ask anyway.
My laptop (Dell Inspiron 15) stands on cooling pad, which is connected on the D3100 USB port. If I turn of the laptop the fan in cooling pad turns off. But after a few seconds fan starts to work again as D3100 has its own power source. So I also have to disconnect D3100 from the power or disconnect cooling pad from the D3100 to turn off the fan in the cooling pad.
Is there anyway to tell D3100 to turn off power from USB ports when there is no connection with laptop?
And of course I could connect the cooling pad to the laptop. But that is what D3100 should be for.

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I already have the issue that when I put my E5570 to sleep and wake it up again that the keyboard and touchpad do not work. So I have disable the sleep options in the BIOS.
Now I run into different issues.Yesterday I booted the laptop and it hang on the DELL logo, After a while it stated that my EFI file would not be correct. Force reboot and it booted straight to Windows.
What's more annoying is the fact that the laptop boot, the DELL logo is shown and then the screens go's black, as if it's not connected. SO it looks like it hangs.BUT an external monitor through HDMI does work and show the windows logon.The keyboard and touchpad also do not work.External mouse and keyboard do work.
So pretty much I got a brick when I do not have external display/keyboard and mouse available.
When I reboot the laptop it works fine again.Am I the only one with this?Loads of issues with the laptop and wondering if I just have a faulty laptop...
Clean Windows 10 Pro install is done 5 times.Used the  DELL Command Update to install all drivers and patches.Issues keep existing...

A:Latitude E5570 - Black display, no resons to keyboard/touchpad - External display/keyboard/mouse do work

I have been spending a lot of hours in troubleshooting this week.
Diagnostics are 100% ok.
Reinstalled Windows 10 about 15 times.Installing drivers by hands, installing drives trhough the dell update management application.The issues keeps existing.
To sum the them up:- Cold boot (laptop is off) to Windows. Keyboard/Touchpad do not work. (Reboot and they work again)- Resume from sleep. Keyboard/Touchpad do not work. (Reboot and the work again)
After I got the laptop I installed 32Gb of RAM and an 512Gb Samsung 950Pro PCIE M.2 NVME drive.The drive should be support as Dell states on the product page and in the manual that PCIE with NVME is supported.
"Advanced features, like industry-leading M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe/NVME solid state drives, provide data transfer speeds up to 4x faster over traditional hard drivers. "
In order to get the drive visible and running on PCIe I had to disable the sata controller in the BIOS.This way the drive is detected in Windows as an PCIe NVME capable drive.
Just to verify if the issues I went back to default with the delivered 256Gb M.2 sata drive and 8Gb RAM.To install Windows I had to turn the Sata controller back on.
Installed the drivers manually updated WIndows and tested.The issues do NOT occur.
Retested by installing the drivers using the Dell Update Application.The issues do NOT occur.
So I figured out that the SATA controller somehow is the guilty part for all the issues.I mean when enabled to ACHI or RAID the sleep and non... Read more

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While trying to connecting to one of the two USB connectors on the towers I/O panel the display goes black, so does the sound. But the PSU are still running, so are the LED`s on the MB.
This comes and goes, sometimes it`s enough to touch the metal on the USB port and sometimes I can get it in and sit there for some time before it shortens.

it doesn`t matter what I try to plug in, and I have checked the grounding to the PSU - OK, shortening between wires from the ports - OK, no damaged wires. Tried to take out the reset plug from the MB.

But NO! Still no luck.

Computer is 2 weeks old and the case is a CM 690 II Advanced.

A:Display goes black when using USB

If it's 2 weeks old, return it for another one.

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I have a Gateway Computer, DX4822-01, with Intel Pentium E5300 Dual Core 2.6GHZ each, 6GB Ram, and 1TB HDD, running Windows 7 Home Premium.

My display goes black and returns to the sign in screen requiring password every 60 seconds, when idle. How do I control what is happening here. If anyone out there can help it sure would be appreciated. I have the sleep & hibernate set at "never".



A:Display Keeps Going Black

check EVENTVIEWER for errors

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I made a mistake, in hindsight.
Earlier I went to the NVADIA web site to download the device driver and
they had incomplete instructions as to how to proceed which I followed. ( particular graphics card (plug & play monitor and NVIDA GeoForce Ti 4600 )They
had one remove the device driver for the monitor/video card and said later
to download the new device driver, when they should have had one download
the driver first prior to deleting the device driver in control panel. I have now
downloaded it from the site you recommended.

However I have no display so that I can follow the installation

The help I need is that I now have no display to see and work from. I
have display until the "Welcome" is done and then it is blank after two
seconds when both welcome and the grassy knoll are briefly seen then to
completely disappear.

If I take the video card out and reboot, then shut it down and put it
back in would that reinstall a back up device driver from windows used normally
by Safe Mode?

I am not sure if my computer also has a separate video part as part of
the motherboard. Does it? Would that help?

I am unable so far to boot into safe mode it just keeps recycling. I
have a 2004 version of Koppix 3.7 which is a boot disk. I can see some
of the computer from there.

Any suggestions how I can complete the instructions with no display or
only through koppix?

Can you do it by remote control if I know my IP

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A:Display is Black

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I have an HP Touchsmart 310-1000z. Its an all in one. The PC boots and goes to login screen because I can faintly see it. If I use a flashlight shining on the screen, I can see it. I was thinking it was a back-light issue but not sure this PC has one. I do however know it has a small inverter board. I have searched high and low for the service manual with no luck. This stuff is new to me. I could use some help in troubleshooting this one.

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hey all, i just bought a new video card, when i connect it up to the tv, the display appears but only in black and white, i connected it up to another tv, and same thing happens

what can i do?

A:black and white tv display

It might be that your video card output is NTSC and the TV is PAL or vice versa.

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I have a Dell T5400 running Windows 10 Enterprise. Nvidia Quadro 5000 video card. Dell 19" monitor. For seemingly no reason, the display had gone dark. If I turned the monitor off and back on, I would get video for 4-5 seconds.

I first swapped out the video cable, same issue. I then swapped out the monitor, , same issue. I then swapped out the video card, same issue.

I can remote desktop into this computer from another on my network. I updated the video driver, chipset and the bios. Still the same issue. Any thoughts?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5430 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16381 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8570, 1024 Mb (Originally a nVidia Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB GDDR5)
Hard Drives: C: 446 GB (236 GB Free); E: 596 GB (201 GB Free); F: 1862 GB (387 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RW203
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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hi I have this problem with vista: display turn black if i don't touch any key for 5 minutes, even I already set NEVER when to turn off display in settings.

A:display turn black every 5 min

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I posted this question a couple of weeks ago.

"Hi I have a Gateway PIII running Windows XP Pro. Last weekend I was setting up a home network and now when I turn it on the display goes black just after the windows splash screen disappears. Does anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this?"

I got a response asking me if I could get into safe mode. I answered yes but I was wrong. Just after the splash screen my display goes black and I can get anything to respond.

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When I turn on the PC the monitor remains black. The block button flashes light blue, the wireless key will light orange light as the LED of the hard disk . if I connect an external monitor remains black. If I use a boot disk W7 or Ubuntu, the situation does not change.Also exchanging position to the boards of the Ram or putting only one, nothing changes. What can I do? Thank you.  

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Hello, I just make the all updates available with "Lenovo sistem update".I do a restart and its start normally.I start a recovery to reinstall the OS and when was at 57% it reboot.From this point the laptop display is black... but I thing the laptop is working becouse the fun is working.I try to use a monitor with HDMI port but it is not working. I took the laptop in service and it says that because itiis not in warranty anymore, I have to pay the motherboard replace. 1. I'm very desapointed that after i use Lenovo sistem update my laptop is broken and the Lenovo dont assume his mistake.2. You know some trick to resolve this problem?  Thank you,

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Display goes black right after windows splash screen.


Hi I have a Gateway PIII running Windows XP Pro. Last weekend I was setting up a home network and now when I turn it on the display goes black just after the windows splash screen disappears. Does anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this?

A:Display goes black after post

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When retrieving a document image, ancestry.com displays a black image in place of the correct image. It worked correctly 2 days ago, and I know of no changes since that should have caused the problem. I had this problem several years ago and got the solution from ancestry tech support. Unfortunately, I no longer have notes from that phone call.

I am using ansestry's enhanced image viewer, but can't download the latest rev of the viewer. The download screen flashes on, disappears, and the black image reloads.

I have reviewed their FAQ, but the solutions don't sound familiar. I have cleared the cache, as suggested, to no effect. Their other suggestions are somewhat involved and aren't what I remember doing several years ago. As I remember the solution was simple but obscure.

OS is XP SP3 with IE 7.0 browser.

Can anyone help?

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Hello, I just make the all updates available with "Lenovo sistem update".I do a restart and its start normally.I start a recovery to reinstall the OS and when was at 57% it reboot.From this point the laptop display is black... but I thing the laptop is working becouse the fun is working.I try to use a monitor with HDMI port but it is not working. I took the laptop in service and it says that because itiis not in warranty anymore, I have to pay the motherboard replace. 1. I'm very desapointed that after i use Lenovo sistem update my laptop is broken and the Lenovo dont assume his mistake.2. You know some trick to resolve this problem?  Thank you,

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I have been using my external monitor along with my built in display for my laptop. I have had it set to Extended Desktop and all looked well. Now all of a sudden I went to plug in the external monitor into my laptop and it won't work. It's detected, but it's black. I've tried changing the resolution, restarting the computer, uninstalling the monitor and re-installing it, etc. Things were fine until I updated my computer with Windows Update, but now NO external monitor works. I've even tried the FN+F2 option for my MSi A6200. I checked the VGA port and it is just fine. The cables aren't torn either. The laptop is detecting the monitors and even installed the drivers for them, yet the external monitors are black. I tried Clone Display, and I tried using only the external monitor. I could really use some help. I've identified that there isn't physical damage to my laptop's VGA port, so I'm really puzzled here. Please help me out! <3 Thanks in advance.

A:External Display is Black

1.Try using a different cable despite the cable looking like it has no damage. If that works, it is a problem with the cable. If not, go on to Step 2.
2.Try another monitor. If this works, the 1st monitor is broken. If not, go on to 3.
3. Try switching to another port if possible. If you do not have a second port, or this does not work, go on to 4. If it does, the port is broken.
4. Try using another PC with this monitor. If this works, the laptop may have a physical damage in the GPU or the motherboard. Go onto step 5.
(If none of the above steps work, I'm not able to help you farther since my knowledge limits it)
5. Try installing/reinstalling the monitor drivers if there is any. Go to the manufacturer website for this. If this does not work, continue to 6.
6. Try reinstalling the drivers for the GPU. It is crucial to carefully do this step since if this goes wrong, it will create another bigger problem. Please wait for a person with better knowledge to help guide you through the process.

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I run two displays. When I got up this morning, one of them is on but black. When trying to adjust my display settings, it comes on briefly (maybe 3 seconds) and goes right back off again.

System specs are as follows:

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD Athlon II X2 255 45 C
Regor 45nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-20)
eMachines EL1352 (CPU 1) 49 C
VE205 ([email protected])
VE205 ([email protected])
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
465GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-22V1A SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 48 C
Optical Drives
USB Audio Device

Using Sabrent USB-DH88 USB Display Adapter also

I have checked all drivers and windows shows they are up to date. Both displays were fine as of about 1 AM this morning, and to my knowledge no updates or downloads were done during this time.

Any help would be appreciated; I work from home and having dual monitors is almost critical.

A:2nd display black screen

Try changing cables first, by some chance the cable has gone bad.

Sounds like it could be a lighting issue within the monitor. If it is a backlight issue, the monitor will still be displaying an image. You will not be able to see the image without some kind of lighting. If you can use a flashlight to expose the image, you would at least know it is a backlighting issue. I've been able to use this technique on phones as well as monitors.

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i buy hpau006x pavallion laptop ten days earlier yesterday i see one problem my display goes black suddenly for very few second and then ok....after ometime it again goes black and running ok...please assist me

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I have a pc with 5200 dual proc chip 2.5 mghz. It has 4 gig memory. I have an nvidia geforce 610 external graphics card running 2 monitors. Everything was working fine until I installed windows up date. One of the updates was for the graphics card. Almost immediately after upgrade, I started having problems. Unit may run 10 minutes or several hours, then screen goes black and unit turns off. I have a dual boot machine, so I tried running under xp. It ran all day yesterday. No problem. I also ran it with the integrated video port and that worked ok. This morning I booted into windows 8, within 10 ninutes it died. I get an event id of 41. How do i figure out which upgrade causing problem and how do I remove it. I was gonna try restore However it wasnt configered to run before this happened.

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I have an IBM Thinkpad A21p
Windows 2000

When I set my screen at 1600x1200, I am fine.
When I use any other display Setting, there is a black border around the functional display. The screen shows the number of pixels and then instead of stretching to fit the screen, just puts black in the rest of the space.

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Well I had my computer on sleep last night. The power went out.. which shouldn't be a problem, as the computer went to the regular resuming windows(vista 64) screen and everything seemed to load up correctly. However, when the desktop came up everything was black and white!

I've had the Nvidia GTX 260 216-core for a few months and it has worked pretty well, except for a few odd sounds. (clicking, buzzing)

I just updated my drivers in the last couple weeks. Tried restarting. Tried changing settings in the nvidia control panel. Nothing worked. Please help!

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I have a major problem..............

I use yahoo messanger to chat and use the web cam too,I never had any problem.

I recently downloaded skype 2.0 with video thats the webcam, it works on Beta,I teasted it worked fine.But from the next day the webcam display is black,i am unable to view.

Is it possible that changing some option in skype would have lead to this problem......

Please give me all possible method to slove this problem,

I will be greatful to you.



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3 months ago I bought a second hand GPU from a company that works only with 3D modeling and stuff like that. They decided to sold the GPUs for really cheap so I tried my chance as I was very low at budget and I wanted to play games on normal. The problem is that the GPU needs a minimum of 600W (indicated on the manufactuer's page) and my PSU is only 500Watt. My monitors are going black sometimes, rarely freeze, but I'd like to know, is the GPU not having enough power or is the GPU broken? I have to precise that everytime I was playing only one fan of the GPU would spin (temp: 80C). I verified both of them if they work with MSI Afterburner, they do work but one shuts off after 5/10 seconds, I guess that's lack of power?


CPU: Intel i5 4670k 3.8GHz (oc'ed + 0.40GHz)
GPU: Gainward GTX 770 4GB Phantom
PSU: Seasonic 500W
RAM: 2x4GB 1600MHz
MOBO: Gigabyte UD3H-Z87X
HDDs: 3x 7200 RPM
SSD: 1x SanDisk
FANS: 6x 120mm LED fan (including CPU cooler fans)

Please clear my mind and tell me if it's the GPU which may be broken or the PSU.

Thanks in advance

A:Monitors going black/display freezes sometimes (my PSU is 50

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Recently installed Win8. Had trouble in the beginning and had to refresh. Did so and lost a lot of programs but the internal files were still there. Got back up and running and reloaded programs. Recently, my display would flicker to black and then come back on. Message would appear saying that the display had crashed and fixed itself. Did this three or four times. Today I was exiting from a game and the screen went black. Now it just stays black. I've turned the laptop off/on, but no display. Sort of at a loss now. Power lights, etc., all come on, just no display.

I realize this may not be a Win8 problem and may be hardware issue. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Black Display in Win8

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I'm running Windows 7 and connecting my 1GB GeForce GT 220's HDMI output to a HP w2207h HD monitor. There are times when my video display goes black for about 2 seconds and then returns. I notice it most in IE8 when using the mouse rollerball to scroll down a long web page. Another time it happens a lot is when I hover over the taskbar thumbnails and try to jump between applications. It will simply go completely black for about 2 seconds and then switch to selected application.

The behavior is very similar to my home entertainment system. I use my amplifier to switch between inputs that are all routed via HDMI to my HDTV. When I switch the input from my Blu-Ray DVD to my Cable TV, the screen goes black for a couple of seconds while it is switching.

The behavior in Windows 7 is similar. Could this be just a bad video card or maybe a HDMI issue or just something screwed up in Windows 7?

Any input I can get from you would be greatly appreciated.


A:GeForce GT 220 display periodically goes black

Experience with 220?

i m planing to buy it

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I have a user who asking me to fix his home PC that is running Vista and I am not really familar with it. I am told that when one user clicks their Icon, their desktop comes up in color. But when another user clicks their Icon, the screeen turns to black and white. Had user check appearance settings and both profiles show Vista Basic. Is there a setting that would cause the user to be just black and white?


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I am having somewhat of an issue with the video options for Black & White 2....The problem is, that I would like to play the game with maximum display options, but it only restricts me to low, or on or off in the check box things... It is quite frustrating because B&W 2 looks like such a beautiful game, and as far as I know, my PC setup meets all of the requirements. Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE (Microsoft Corporation)
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5673 (English)

As you can see, my system meets all of the requirements, so I do not understand why it will not allow me to play the game at full settings. Even with the lowest possible resolution, it will not. I also updated the drivers for my video card, so I know there is nothing wrong with that... Please help a f00 out you guys!
edit: I also uninstalled and reinstalled, and downloaded the 1.1 patch, and it is still doing the same thing... It also crashed a few times.. lol

A:Black & White 2 - display settings help!

my B&W2 worked for like a week and now it flash weird color on teh screen and then freezes in like 2 min.

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When i start start my Satellite L500D 164 , fan is working but Display stays black. Cant start Bios.no Desktop on external screen as well.please advise.thank you

A:Satellite L500D-164 - black display

Hi Deborapn.thanks for the reply. The answer appear in korean letters. Can you please write in english.thank you.

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About a week ago, I got the BSOD in XP. It dumped and rebooted. Then the Aureal 8830 sound card stopped working. I downloaded newer drivers, installed them, and it worked. The next day, the sound was gone again. It's been a week and it has to be re-updated daily. Then, the Windows XP display theme reverted to look like W98. When I treid to change it, the background went black along with all text. All that shows are the icons. I can't see a thing. I can't change it back. Is there a files iI can reset or rewrite to restore ithe display to the original look?

And should I think about a new sound card?

And if that's not enough, when I try to log in after someone else logs out, it goes right back to the login screen.

I have 256 mb. I use Norton AV running all the time. I have no idea why it crashed. Even now, with a new profile set up, I have a blue section on the left with Folder Tasks, Other Places, and Detail permanantly there and the icons 1/3 of the way from the left. None can be moved or rearrainged.

Where do I go from here?

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i recently bought a new computer but decided to use my old moniter.when the computer is booting the windows logo screen fills the entire screen but once it is up and running i have about 2 inches of black space at the top and bottom of the screen.i have tried all the controls on the moniter and everything else i know to do but iam stumped any help will be sinserely appreciated

A:black space at top and bottom of display

Do you have the right driver loaded for your monitor.. You might try looking for a new driver..

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Hey, I'm not 100% sure of my laptops name and operating system, I believe it's an X360, but regardless it's a 2 in 1 laptop with a non removable battery. My computer made a little noise and then won't turn on (display is off) and I can't figure out why. When I charge it, sometimes there will be no light on, sometimes there will be an orange light, and sometimes there will be a white light on. When my computer worked fine there would be a flashing white light on, but now there isn't, letting me know there's a problem.So what do I do? From research I've seen do a hard reset, but it always mentions that I have to pull out a battery and my battery is non removable. So what would I do? Is there a way to do this where I don't have to remove a battery?

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Hello everyone.

My wife's laptop display recently went black. The display is completely dead, so its probably not the backlighting.
The computer IS running (fan working, LED's on) and an external monitor shows no picture (so probably a video card failure?)

Question1: Any ideas what else could be the problem?

Question2: How do I find out (before dismantling the laptop) whether I can exchange the video card and if yes, where can I buy these?

Thanks for any answers in advance.

A:Laptop Display: Defect, Black

What is the exact make/model of the laptop. Most laptops do not have easily replaceable video cards. Most require an entire motherboard swap since everything is so tightly integrated.

You might be able to Google your make/model and see if you can come up with any info on how the video card is layed out.

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