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Q: Screen turning off while playing

Hi guys!
Not a BSOD here, but I think this is the right section for posting.
Let's start with system specifications: Acer Aspire 5930 series, Geforce 9600M GT and Windows 7 x64 SP1.
I have an annoying problem: like I said in the thread title, my screen turns off, sometimes I hear the sound of the game, sometimes I hear the last sound looping.
The only thing I can do is to force the shutdown.
I didn't find any relevant timing in crashes, could be after 5 minutes playing or after one hour.
I've spent last days googling this ("black screen loop sound" or something like that) and I found hundreds of thread all over the internet about this issue.
I found that it can happen with different video cards, different mother boards, different versions of Windows and different games (for me it happens for Age of Mithology, COD2, COD4, League of Legends)

What i tried to do following the ideas given in those threads:
- Checked temperatures, a lot of ppl speaks about overheating. These temperature don't go really high, the blank screen happens even just after booting. I haven't had temperature problems recently (like pc slowed). Anyway, I cleaned the ventilation system.
- Stressed video card with FurMark. Nothing happened and it didn't go over 75?C.
- Tested Ram with Memtest 86+, got 2 passes. Anyway I imagin that if it were a Ram problem, Windows would give a BSOD.
- Scanned system with Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 and Lavasoft Ad-Aware.
- Rollbacked nvidia drivers to one yeah ago (didn't have that problem), 260.99. Anything new.
- Put every setting in Nvidia control panel to low/deactivated. Like above.
- Updated Realtek audio drivers.
- Checked for inverter problems against the light, but didn't see anything.
- A lot of people talks about a Power Supply problem, but same things happens with another power transformer

I really don't know what it can be, I accept every kind of suggestion
Thanks in advance :)
P.s. sorry if I made grammar errors, I'm not native speaking :(

Preferred Solution: Screen turning off while playing

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.)

A: Screen turning off while playing

Power Supply issue would only be on a desktop PC, laptops use the battery as a buffer so to speak:).

Check for updated lan and wireless drivers as well especially if it's a realtec lan adapter.

Are you running video drivers from the ASUS site or the Nvidia site, laptops often use modified drivers to over come shortfalls in the design.

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Basically whenever I'm playing games that are either intense or fps uncapped my screen turns black for a second or two and then goes to normal again. This can happen once every few minutes or every few seconds while playing.

This problem does not exist while browsing etc.

GPU: XFX RX 580 8G
CPU: Ryzen 1600x Fan: be quiet pure rock slim
RAM: crucial 8gb ddr4 2133mhz
PSU: be quiet pure power 10 500W modular
MBO: MSI b350m pro-vdh
Monitor: Viewsonic viewsonic xg2401 144hz
Sys: W10

Tried reinstalling windows, using ddu and trying older drivers. Updated BIOS. Turned GPU and CPU fans to 100%.
MAX GPU temp while gaming is 81c. CPU around 60-71c under heavy load.
(Note: screen turns blackeven when the gpu temp isnt that high)
Any clues? My guess would be temps but they look fine on paper. Maybe the psu getting too hot? Can motherboards overheating cause this?

Thanks in advance.

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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

A:When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have read very similar thread about pc turning off while playing, but the problem I have is a little different. I suspect it's overheating, but how come then if I remove side panel, the problem doesn't disappear? It maybe lengthens the time until shutting down, but still, pc shuts down after a while. Also, this occurs only with some games ( CABAL Online, RF Online ). With others - it doesn't. Sometimes after the shutdown I can't even turn it back on and power button is flashing. I need to remove power supply cable for a few seconds to be able to turn PC on.

Any ideas how to fix this?

A:Computer turning off when playing

Oh and one more thing... Could it be some kind of flaw in motherboard, which makes PC power off? Because first when i bought computer it was shutting down even without doing anything, then I got motherboard replaced. Now it's working quite fine, but could it be that there's still something what makes it behave this way?

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Hello, I'm CrazyKilla.

I was playing Battlefield 4 for about 15 minutes, after I was finished I closed the game and my PC just died, as if I got a blue screen without the actual blue screen, fan speed of psu went to max and stayed that way until I restarted it multiple times, none of those times did it actually boot or display anything on the monitor.
Now when I start up my pc it turns on but nothing happens, display doesn't even come on and keyboard and mouse light up and turn off again. What's up with this?

A:PC is not turning on after playing Battlefield 4

Hi CrazyKilla,

Do you get any beep sound when the PC is booting up. Try to reseat all the RAM sticks back to slots. Check for any loose cables inside the cabinet. Start the PC without any peripheral (Keyboard only).

Keep us posted.

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I use Win XP SP2
I listen to audio internet radios for long hours and want to turn off the monitor while playing these audios without using the button of the screen, is there any option or free software for that
thanks in advance

A:turning off monitor during playing audio

No need for software, just set your monitor to turn off.

Right click the desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > Monitor Power > Turn off Monitor

Just choose your time :)

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I use Win XP SP2
I listen to audio internet radios for long hours and want to turn off the monitor while playing these audios without using the button of the screen, is there any option or free software for that
thanks in advance

A:turning off monitor during playing audio

Welcome to TSG!

You can't actually power it off without using the button, but you can switch it to a low power sleep mode.
Control Panel | Power Options
Select the delay before the monitor goes to sleep.



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Ok in short any time I open an avi file and winamp starts up it freezes for a few seconds then windows installer kicks in and starts installing roxio cineplayer decoder pack.

I uninstalled all of my roxio stuff and reinstalled a fresh copy I let windows installer do the install that starts after the avi starts and still it keeps popping up even after all that... It happens every time I open any avi and its making me crazy how do I fix this?

Im on vista x64 ult and I have looked in the event viewer and iv tried to find anything that relates to this issue and this is what I have found. I also have a warning event for msiinstaller but I cant connect it to my issue here just because I dont see anything saying its part of cineplayer but I will add it to be safe.

I cleared all my logs and pulled up an avi again. Now I have about 7 events the one warning I was talking about and a bunch of information events first thing I get is the msiinstaller warning then I get restartmanager then two system restore followed by two msiinstallers then another restartmanager.

Im going to attempt to track down this warning.

I did a bit more searching found someone else having a issue like mine they said to use K-Lite Codec tweek tool to fix bag entries or something but even after i did all that still didnt work so im still having the issue anyone have any ideas?
Log Name: Application
Source: MsiInstaller
Date: 8/16/2009 2:34:54 PM
Event ID: 1035
Task Category: None
Level: Information
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A:Windows installer turning on when playing avi

hi and welcome to the forum you could try this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
or this

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Hi Guys

I have a Dell latitude ES5500 which is a recon model
It works fine and on start up I hear the fan going. (so I don't think this is the problem)
All of the airways are clear.
When the laptop first arrived I could get 4-5 mins of video or game time before it shut off, it is now down to virtually straight away.
The laptop does not feel hot to touch either and when turned back on will perform any other function ie e mails word processing database and excel etc without a problem.
I can go on facebook and read post search the internet with no problems but as soon as I try to run a video or play a game it drops straight out.
I have to hold the button down to shut the laptop off and then it will restart with no bother.
This is fairly frustrating and I was wondering if anyone had any advice/ solutions to this?

A:Laptop keeps turning off when playing video's or games

It's worth installing HWMonitor or SpeedFan to check temperatures when you are playing video. My laptop fan doesn't kick in until the GPU temperature gets to 60c and it then drops rapidly to about 50c whereas your fan is working from start up.

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I play Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox 360.

I have my Xbox connected to my computer via ethernet and Windows ICS and my computer is connected to the internet via a Linksys WUSB54g wireless adapter. We have a Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless router. Every once in a while, I'd say once an hour, when I'm in a game I get kicked off my router and it appears that everyone leaves the match. I can't use the internet on my computer afterwards either. So, I must manually restart (plug and unplug) my router so that I may get reconnected to the internet. I looked in the settings and I have UPnP enabled, and I can't seem to find a setting relating to this matter. I can play any other game online on my Xbox and I'll never get this problem. Any help would be highly appreciated!

A:Router turning off for playing Modern Warfare 2?

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I was told to post a new topic here since I hadn't provided all the information needed. Here's a description of my problem from the old thread:"My wave volume keeps turning itself down, and every so often ads start playing in the background without any visible source. I've tried scans from programs like AVG, Ad-Aware, etc. that buy me about five minutes of peace until the problems come back. I've also started getting pop-ups through Internet Explorer, which I don't even use."Attached is the Attach.txt file. I can't provide the Ark.txt file because my computer restarts itself every time I run a scan with GMER. This is the DDS.txt file I was told to copy and paste:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by AAL at 22:19:46.09 on Wed 07/21/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.56 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *enabled* {BE898FE3-CD0B-4014-85A9-03DB9923DDB6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exesvcho... Read more

A:Wave volume turning itself down w/ ads playing in the background

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.===============================Please run another DDS scan and post the new report, also please attach the attach.txt. Thanks.We're so sorry for the delay,~Semp

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hi all this is a update to my other post. i now realised what was causing the screeching sound. having levels on my monitor up causes noise from the computer to be heared. before i upgraded having the monitors on 0% would be silent and turning up would not give of noises. now having them at 0% music plays with no noises and can be controled in windows but wont reach loud levels because of the speakers being at -30db. im guessing there is a setting somewhere that can be altered to lower the system volume so i can just turn up the monitors themselvs?

i am using realtek hd audio on a gigabyte x58 usb3 and vista 32

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Hi guys. I know that most places say that to improve performance turn off antivirus software whilst playing games online. However, does this introduce a security risk?

Does having antivirus software off whilst playing an online game mean that you MAY get a virus whilst playing one of these games? I would like the performance increase, but I wouldn't want to open my PC up to viruses either (I mean games that you buy, like Half-Life, and Soldier of Fortune and those types of shoot their heads off type games, not web games like Breakout or Parking Perfection , anyway!).

Also, is it the actual real-time scanning for viruses that slows down the game, or is it the actual program running in the background. The reason I ask is because I have Zonealarm with Antivirus, this means that my firewall and antivirus software are all just 1 program, so I can disable the antivirus part, of course, but the program will still be running, but just not scanning for viruses in realtime.

What do you lot think? You're the experts.

Many thanks for your replies in advance.

A:Solved: Turning Anti-Virus off whilst playing online???

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Hello everybody,

I own my MSI laptop since last october.
I have random BSOD's, I would say 1-2 per week, and especially when I am playing left fo dead 2 (2-3 per hour), and when I turn the high performance power plan on (5-6 per hour).
I have a killer network card, and I heard that this card was the cause of a lot of BSOD. But I do not see the link between l4d2 and the high perf. power plan.
I always keep all my drivers up to date.
This is very annoying, I alwas leave my laptop on to download games on Origin/Steam, or to do other task and when the BSOD occurs, I am just wasting my time...
Can anybody give me a hand on this problem?

Thank you !

A:BSOD playing L4D2 & when turning into high perf power plan

Three obvious things need taken care of:

4: kd> lmvm LGVirHid
start end module name
fffff800`0462d000 fffff800`0462f480 LGVirHid (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\LGVirHid.sys
Image name: LGVirHid.sys
Timestamp: Mon Nov 23 20:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
CheckSum: 00012CDE
ImageSize: 00002480
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Update your Logitech gamepad or similar driver:

Product Support & Software Downloads: Gaming Products - Logitech

4: kd> lmvm MBfilt64
start end module name
fffff800`04070000 fffff800`0407e000 MBfilt64 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MBfilt64.sys
Image name: MBfilt64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 30 23:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
CheckSum: 0000FF02
ImageSize: 0000E000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Completely uninstall Realtek software in the normal way you would uninstall any software, from the list. Then, use Device Manager to delete the above MBfilt64.sys driver. Right click on it, uninstall, then check the box to delete too.

Reboot and see if that file is gone from the driver folder. If not, manually delete it then delete its key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

Reboot again, then visit Realtek's website to download/insta... Read more

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Hi everyone,

From last few weeks I'm having this strange and annoying blank screen of death. I could just see a blank screen (not a blue screen) while either waking up computer from sleep or while trying to turn on the display by moving cursor/typing something(waking up from power saver mode of display, I set display to be of after few minutes of inactivity). So essentially screen becomes total blank. Just once or twice I saw this BSOD "DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE" but for all other times my screen is just blank. I could see the Hard Disk activity LED on during this blank screen. And almost after all subsequent boots, I could see "Windows has recovered from unexpected shutdown/serious error - Check for solution" message.

System - Windows 7 Pro x64 with all latest recommended and security updates
CPU - i7 2630QM
GPU - nVidia GT525M
MoBo - Factory default for Dell XPS L502X

First I suspected its because of my nVidia GT525M GPU drivers (I was using official latest drivers 320.49), so I completely uninstalled them with regular uninstall + DriverSweeper 2.1.0 from Guru3D.com. I did not install any nVidia/display drives since then. But just now I got another blank screen after it. Also I started connecting my PC to an old Sony Bravia TV with HDMI cable and that time the automatic installation of drivers failed. That is my second point of possible problem. I've been using CCleaner to clean the unwanted registry entries and revo uninstaller for almost every unin... Read more

A:Blank screen of death while wake up from standby/turning on the screen

The BSOD is caused by Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030 driver.

Irp is active with 5 stacks 3 is current (= 0xfffffa800760f840)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa8009cd4050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETwNs64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETwNs64.sys
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 16, 2] 0 e1 fffffa8009d9e470 00000000 fffff8000370b200-fffffa800c1f7510 Success Error Cancel pending
\Driver\vwifibus nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-fffffa800c1f7510

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
And the driver is old.

fffff880`06cd3000 fffff880`07555000 NETwNs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: NETwNs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys
Image name: NETwNs64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 21 22:40:03 2011 (4E00D06B)
CheckSu... Read more

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I'm having a BIG problem with the computer screen. Pixels on my screen keep turning green & pink. It also keeps changing the screen resolution by itself. I tried installing the latest graphics driver from Compaq, unplugging my phone, neither worked. I've provided an image below:

Please, please, can you help me!

A:Random pixels on screen turning red & green, with screen res changing by itself

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I keep getting a blue screen when i play music from my itunes, or when i play videos or music files online. The error message is something like "kernel page instack error" or something to that affect. It doesnt happen when i play movies from my windows media player or vlc player. I think it has something to do with my drivers, but i really dont know. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you

A:blues screen when playing music from itunes, or playing videos online

You can look at this document and follow the instructions

Basically it says:
1. Install the latest SP
2. Check your hard drive (chkdsk)
3. Scan for viruses

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Dear all, Happy new year and all

I wonder if you could help...

My husbands laptop this evening will not turn on AT ALL. It was working perfectly well a few days ago:

When the power button is turned on all that happens is the power light turns green. There is no sound coming from the hard drive (the hard drive light doesn't even show). In addition, there doesn't seem to be a fan working. And finally, there is a light strange noise (not a hard drive noise).

I am wondering whether it is a motherboard issue????
Woud creating a recovery bios boot CD help? Would like wipe the hard drive?

The major problem is that the laptop is used for all our business transactions and GASP.... we haven't backed it up, so we could potentially lose very important data
Many thanks and I do hope somebody is out there to help us.

Much geekness

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Hello everyone! Iv'e been having an issue that's driving me crazy and i'm hoping someone here can help.

The issue i'm having is when my computer goes into sleep/hibernate mode and i wake it up, the screen appears to have a resolution issue ( picture attached ). I figured this wasn't a big deal so i turned sleep/hibernate mode off and just turn my screen off when not in use. I'm getting the exact issue though! When i turn my screen off and back on, the resolution is messed up.
So now i need help resolving this. If it also fixes it for the sleep/hibernate mode, that would be great but not necessary
The ONLY recent change is I upgraded to an Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II Top OC graphics card. I installed the card into my computer and windows automatically downloaded the drivers for it.

Things i've tried:
1)Uninstalled and reinstalled graphics drivers using windows update and then again through Nvidia website
2) Currently using HDMI, but get the same issue with DVI-D (single) cord
3) Completely reinstalled Windows 10 Pro from scratch
4) Double checked all connections
5) Look through settings on my TV and settings on the graphics card through Nvidia Experience
6) Googled similar issues, but im not finding many that have the SAME issue as me
My setup:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8500
Mobo: Dell OTP412 X38
GPU: Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II Top OC (1gb DDR5)
PSU: Corsair CX650
OS: Windows 10 Pro
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A:Screen/Resolution Issues When Turning Screen On/Off

You appear to have a very old Dell (OptiPlex?) model desktop.
What is its model name and model number?
What is the exact "service tag" and "express service code" numbers on it?

Is it running Windows 10 Pro 32-bit or 64-bit?
You should download and save the appropriate driver from the NVIDIA site, then select the custom install option, then select the clean install option.

Are you having the same issues when using a standard computer monitor instead of using a HD TV?


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After I close the screen (closing the lid over the keyboard). Instead of going into standby and then turning back on when I open the lid (screen), the screen doesnt come back on and I have to restart the computer. What is going on. P.S. I have XP tablet edition. Thanks

A:Screen not turning back on after closing screen

It does come back on after I manually put it on standby

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For a while now i had a problem with my computer crashing when i play moderately computer intensive game. Games like Euro truck sim will make my computer turn off/ crash in a matter of minutes while far cry 4 cant get passed the loading screen except for the first time i played and that time it only lasted 20 mins. This power supply however works most of the time no problem. Its an 850w so power consumption shouldn't be the problem. it may be worth noting i just got a new gpu (gtx 970 used to have a 550ti). Thanks!
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-072

A:Computer turning off when playing computer intensive video games.

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my pc screen keeps turning off on start up I keep having to turn it on and off until eventually when im connected to the net and am using something like yahoo it will stay on
I have a Dell Dimension 2400 running windows xp
also most of the time the programs freeze and become un responsive
anyone got any idea why this is happening and how do i fix it

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I have a yr old laptop. After about an hour of being on, my sceen gets this area of red.

Any ideas as to what it could be?

A:screen turning red

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I have no idea what I did wrong.

Took apart my laptop (see signature/system specs) to get the part number off the fan and put the computer back together as normal. Turned it on and voila, no display. Don't know why. Rechecked the connection of the display cable a few times, and still no display. I'm wondering if maybe I damaged the cable or the system board. The computer turns on though, just no display!
Took apart the lid to check the screen. Firstly, HP's construction continues to amaze me. These things are built like tanks for sure! Secondly, there's no visible damage to the screen or any components inside of the lid. Going to put it back together and test the screen one more time, and if that doesn't work, I'll test with an external monitor to see how things work out...

I know, vague, but I'm kinda stuck/lost here.

A:Screen not turning on

Hello kbronski,

Keep in mind that all the LCD wire connectors are extremely fragile. Do not apply too much force while reconnecting the cables. Secure the connector with the clear tape.

If the external monitor doesn't work, try power cycling:

shut down
unplug battery and charger
hold power button for 5 to 10 seconds to drain all residual power
plug battery and charger back in

If the external monitor does work, hold down the FN key while you tap the F-key with a picture of a monitor. Perhaps, it got turned off.


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The screen will not turn on on my dc4. All lights come on. Caps an num lights blink once every four seconds. I tried disconnecting the ac plug and battery, held power button for over a minute, plugged everything back in, still no screen. Lap top was working fine everytime i used it. I was in the middle of using it and got side tracked, i put it down with out closing it, stayed open all night, today i tried to use it and now the screen wont come on.

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I had to do a clean wipe on a virus/malware infected HP All In One Touchsmart 310-1000z (2010 model). I have turned off hibernate, sleep, hybrid sleep, and hard drive sleep. Screen is set to dim at 3 minutes and screen saver at 10 minutes. But for some reason, the screen will just go blank randomly, it seems like maybe 45-60 minutes after being turned on.

Clicking the mouse does not bring the screen back, nor typing on keyboard, nor touching the screen. Have to press the power button and shut it off that way. The hard drive light does not flicker, leading me to believe it may still be going into a sleep mode I can't find?

A:screen turning off & won't come on (HP AIO)

Have you checked in device manager that no device is set to turn off to save power
see here Computer turning off suddenly - Windows - Windows 7

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HI my name is carl
each time i log onto the computer the screen keeps tuening off if i turn it off then on again it comes on the a few seconds then off again and if this is reptedly done it stops and works proply till the computer is left for a few hrs off or on then the same problem reocores i have checked all the conections can anyone help

A:screen keeps turning off

Please tell us more about your system specifications, what kind of monitor it is...

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My monitor turns off every now and again, I've changed the monitor to test if it was that which was causing the problem but it still happens. I've also changed the wire, checked the power supply (seems fine from what I can tell) and replaced the hard drive. I could be playing a game or doing nothing on it at all and it would happen.

Don't think it's the graphics card as when it does work the images are fine.

One thing I noticed when it does turn off is that my external hard drive turns off too but the computer remains on,also once when I was playing music when the screen went off the music stopped too. Makes me think its a hardware problem but not sure which.

A:Screen turning off

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Newbie here! I'm reading about how to turn the welcome screen on or off and for some reason I can't find the "Change the way users log on or off" checkbox.


A:turning welcome screen on or off

I hate to do this, but.... bump

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I have an old gateway computer in the house, used as a second computer.

I started it up and it loaded xp but then the colour on the screen changed resulting in the xp login screen turning blue.

I restarted the computer, but the screen stays on standby. The hard drive starts but beeps a few times then loads up the operating system.

does anyone know what is causing the screen not turning on, do I just need a new crt monitor?

A:Screen not turning on.


How many beeps and what combination long or short beeps?

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Hello,I'm not sure if this is the right place to post but hopefully I can get some help or be forwarded to a place a I can.So a few years ago my parents purchased a C40-05 all-in-one desktop. From the start there were problems. It would hang at the Lenovo screen, continuously have to enter Windows Repair and would not shut down correctly. After updating via the latest updates from both Windows and Lenovo, the desktop's display seems to be not working. When I power on the screen just stays blank as if no power is going to it. However, if I put in a CD i can hear it spin and also I can see the power buttons on both the mouse and keyboard light up. I can't even access the bios as there is no display what so ever.  Any of you experienced this or know how I can fix it? At this point it's not really worth taking to a shop but if I could access the bios at least that would be a start. ThanksChris

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Hi guys!I have a Toshiba Encore tablet with windows 8.1 on it. After an update yesterday, the screen doesn't turn off when it gets in sleep mode.It turn black, but it still has the background light on.The same update messed up the screen luminosity.It is set to maximum by default, and no matter how much I change it, nothing happens.The battery drains very fast with the screen on this way and I really don't know how to solve it.I tried system restore, but it didn't have any images saved, so I need a solution apart from that.Many thanks!

A:Screen not turning off

You could try rolling back the updates until you uninstall the "bad" one. Process of elimination is all I know if you cannot restore point your way out or apply a backup image.

How to rollback Windows Updates? - Microsoft Community

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When i turn in my laptop the caps lock light flashes twice. My screen is blank aswell

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Yesterday I was in a hurry and it was taking a long time to shut the laptop down. So I went for a force shut down. But now when I am turning on the laptop, nothing is happening. The screen is black, nothing is coming up. I thought it's a screen problem, but the buttons are also not working. I tried the Caps lock button, Mute button, Airplane mode button, but nothing is happening. The screen is black. And nothing is coming. I waited for 10-15 mins but nothing is happening. Restarted the device quite a number of times, removed the battery and then tried to turn it on. But at the end, the problem is still there. I need it today at 3 in the afternoon. If someone can help, it will be very kind.

A:Screen is not turning on.

The product name is Pavilion G6 2301AX.

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Hi all,
Having a little problem here. I have a 7 year old Compaq Presario Desktop. 3 times now (Thurs night, Fri night, Sat morning) while it's being used the screen goes black, and the fans shut off inside the tower. But the green power light stays on. I turned off the PC last night to let it cool down but this AM the same thing happened again.

Is this problem due to the computer over heating? I just cleaned the whole thing up 2 months ago for the first time in a long time, but maybe something got in there causing the fan not to spin correctly.

A:Screen / Fans turning off

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Hello, i checked power settings, screen (as well as the rest) is set to NEVER TURN OFF. Yet it does! After 20' or so. What can i do to fix it?

A:Screen keeps turning off after some time..

Set Screen saver to (None).
Set "turn off the display" to Never.
Set "Turn off hard disk after" to Never.

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I have an i7, 4k, 512Gb laptop. My screen was flickering a bit. Dell sent a technician to replace the screen. When the technician installed a new screen, the keyboard including caps lock is working, and the screen is not responding at all. The technician installed the older screen that was flickering, the problem is the same. What is the solution?

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I have a dv3-22330 Laptop that only recently has starting to have problems that occured about a week or two ago. On startup the LCD display does not show anything just a black screen but everything else continues to function as normal like it should, i have tried all of the suggested ideas like taking out all the power and holding the power button for 60 seconds to get rid of any charge that maybe triggering the failsafe.

The strangest thing is that im writting this thread on the very same laptop, after some testing done earlier the laptop screen will only turn on when the power cable is plugged in but will not turn the screen off when taken out again.

Laptop + Battery = No Screen
Laptop + Battery with power cable plugged in after or during boot up = Screen on
Laptop + Power cable = Screen on
Laptop + Battery + Power cable = Screen On

This surely rules out that the common suggestion that i found like backlight, inverter ect isnt the problem and this also does not sound like a dodgey cable as the power cable would have no effect on a wonky cable. The most obvious problem might be that it has to do with the Power Saving settings but they are set so they also do not turn the screen off in anyway although with the power cable plugged in makes the screen come on you would be lead to believe it is.

Any help to this problem would be greatly appreciated as this is baffeling me.


A:dv3-22330 Screen not turning on.


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When I turn the laptop on the power light comes on as does the wifi light but the screen doesn't. It's like the laptop doesn't know the lid is open. Similarly when I shut the lid it doesn't shut the laptop down/put it to sleep.I can also turn caps lock on and off etc.I would just like a way that I can access the info on the laptop such as photos etc.I have also tried plugging a vga cable in but have been unable to get a signal to the other screen.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

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thanks in advance...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:05:58, on 11/01/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickWeb\hpqwutils.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Connection Manager\hpConnectionManager.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpCaslNotification.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\BingBar.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\BingApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Hi, my NEC Versa Aptitude is almost 4 years old, and the screen is starting to turn pink in the bottom right hand corner Today when I turned it on the screen didn't have any colour at all - the computer itself started fine, but the screen remained black. I turned it off, waited for a while then turned it on. The screen worked again, but the pink colour is still there - and I think it is getting worse.
I love my laptop - please help!

A:My screen is turning pink

I suspect it's time to shop for a new one.

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Windows XP has a login screen for different users (I imagine other versions do too), but I'm the only user on my computer. It never used to show up before until yesterday and I'm not quite sure why it's doing so now. It's no big problem, but I'd rather have it turned off completely like before, as every time the computer turns on or if the screensaver is exited the login screens pops up. How can I turn it off?

A:Turning off the login screen

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I have: Turned off adaptive brightness, told it to never dim the screen at any time for any reason under any battery plan, and still, right-on-the-dot, at exactly 1 minute, my screen turns off.

A:Windows keeps turning off my screen

Open the Control Panel, then open "power options", then in the power plan that is selected, open "change plan settings" and there you can set "turn off display" to never.

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so my friends computer started acting weirdly a few days ago. When power is turned on, the screen stays black and cd reader makes a weird sound (check the video and make sure you have volume turned up)
I'm not sure what is causing this but if I am able to repair it at home it would be great.


PS: Computers Specs

HP Compaq 6735s
OS Windows Vista
CPU AMD Sempron Processor for Notebook PCs SI-40 (2.0 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache)
GPU Integrated UMA Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 with shared system memory
DISPLAY 15.4 inches diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800 resolution)

A:Laptop screen not turning up!


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I had to use the on-screen keyboard the other day.

Now, every time I boot up it's there on the screen.

How can I prevent it from loading on startup?



A:Turning off on-screen keyboard?

This will show you how.

On-Screen Keyboard

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