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Pavilion G60 black/faint screen issue

Q: Pavilion G60 black/faint screen issue

My screen suddenly went very dark, though I am able to faintly see the HP logo at startup. I've tried plugging it into an external monitor, yet I get nothing. I have now replaced both the backlight and the inverter, yet there is no improvement. Is it possible that I have a software or driver problem? I can see (with a flashlight on the screen), that during the startup process a screen comes up that says something about startup repair. Any ideas??

Preferred Solution: Pavilion G60 black/faint screen issue

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: Pavilion G60 black/faint screen issue

When you plug into an external monitor, are you remembering the key- combination required to set to external monitor that is on your keyboard?

Laptops do not automatically enable a remote display, you must tell it its there.

Also if you have a removeable video card, the card itself may have died, but it sounds to me like the tube or inverter is either wired backwards, or not getting good power. Do you have brightness/darkness key on your keyboard? Usually looks like a circle, half is black, half is white.

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Rescently my father's work laptop running Vista Business decided to boot up with a black screen. Very faintly in the background of the black you can just about make out the login screen.

I searched on the Internet to see what the problem is, and believe that we are dealing with a 'Black Screen of Death'?

Anyone able to tell me whats wrong or have any suggestions as to what we can do to resolve the issue?

A:Faint Black Screen On Boot Up?

will the laptop boot into safe mode?
start the computer and start tapping the f8 key. If yes try system restore.

start > all programs > accessories > system tools > system restore > pick a date before problems started...good luck

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My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?


A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline


backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.

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After installing windows 10 my screen is either black or very faint and unreadable, but I use a remote monitor without difficulty.

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Satellite Pro L40-17H (PSL4BE-00T005EN)


I would appreciate some help with the following problem:

SYMPTOMS: Screen is black, but I can see that there is a faint image in the background.
I get a good image in external monitor.

I suspect, _among others_, that there may be a faulty *lid sensor/switch*, but I have been unable to locate it, although I have disassembled the unit.

If somebody knows, please let me have the exact *location* where I should look for the switch.
Thank you

A:Satellite Pro L40: black screen but faint image in the background

> I suspect, among others, that there may be a faulty lid sensor/switch,

No, I don?t think its sensor issue.
I assume the FL inverter is faulty.

The FL inverter controls the backlight of LCD display module.
Therefore this part should be checked and if necessary, it should be replaced.

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Please Help!
Installed Linux today on my XP PC. By using Microsofts virtual PC. At the end of the installation it could not recognise my graphics card on screen resolution. I tried the default it choose and then accidently set the resolution on 1 million colors. Now on launching I get a larger black screen with faint writing on it. I'm so new to Linux that I just don't know what to do. I need step by step instructions as this was suppose to be a learning experience for me....and it did not last long!
Red Hat Linux/x86 9 (Shrike) is what I have installed
Radeon x300 series is my Graphics card.

Please help me...otherwise my linux adventure will have lasted all but 1 day..
In return I will pray for a good life for you.

[email protected]

A:Installed Linux: Black screen, faint writing and no response


THANKS for the help guys...lol

Anyway just re-installed the whole thing again and this time it doing the same as does not like the graphics driver its using (a generic one).

How do re-configure it? Without re-installing the whole thing again
come on you Linux boys lets have some answers!


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 Hi all,First post!  My Dad's Lenovo laptop goes to a black screen when starting up, so is unusable.I haven't seen it in the flesh yet but have started to research things for him and have found that 'black screen' shows up quite a lot for Windows 10 and Lenovo PCs! We were so impressed with my Dad's PC I've ended up with the same model myself:Lenovo YOGA 500 Convertible Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Touch Screen.Also labelled as: Yoga 500-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)  I see some people mentioning hardware failures and others device driver problems with the graphic card etc. but haven't read a definite cause/fix for this so far. I've just found this recent critical BIOS update for this PC which mentions the black screen problem:Software name: BDCN63WW Version 63[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue.http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-500-15ibd/downloads/D...I haven't seen this mentioned in the forums? Has anyone else used this?If the PC always boots to a black screen I'll obviously have trouble installing this! I'm hoping that it will boot in Safe Mode or I'm going to have some trouble installing it?! I don't know whether to install the BIOS update on my own machine which is running fine - I think I'll wait until I see my Dad's laptop first which will be in a few weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this BIOS update or other comments on this?Thanks. &nb... Read more

A:Yoga 500 'BLACK SCREEN' - BIOS update: "[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue"

I'm still wondering about this... I've just updated the Lenovo Companion after seeing it mentioned in another thread. It looks like this s/w is supposed to scan the PC and recommend Lenovo updates - critical and nice to have ones. Initially the Companion was showing a critical update for Lenovo SHAREit and a recommended one for my BIOS. It says I'm currently on BDCN28WW and offered something like v61 and not the 63 I mentioned in my first post? After letting it update SHAREit and re-scanning the BIOS update is no longer being offered and still shows me on v28 ??? I'm not sure I trust this 'Companion' app!My laptop seems to be running fine so I don't want to break it updating the BIOS if it's not required. For all I know my Dad's broken one may be broken because it upgraded?! Does anyone else use/trust the Companion app?And has anyone else seen it change it's mind on recommended BIOS updates?Thanks.

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Hi all,

My friend has a Dell P780 flat panel CRT monitor... and there are two faint, black lines appearing horizontally across his screen. The lines go all the way across the screen. The first line is 1/3rd of the way down from the top, and the second line is 1/3rd of the way up from the bottom. What are these lines? Are they dead scan areas or something?

Thanks for the help.
-- Richard

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I start my computer up and i get the fan and the lights, but my screen stays black. Hard reset doesn't work, nether does connecting to another monitet, nor the system BIOS or something. It's two months old, please help.
Its a relativey new touchscreen, windows 10

A:HP Pavilion Black Screen

H @amwalberg, Thank you for your query!  I understand that your two-month-old notebook has a blank or black display when you power it on. You hear the fan and see the lights but the display is blank. Are you connecting directly to and electrical outlet and not using a power/surge bar? Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Computer Starts but Screen Remains Blank (Windows 10, 8). If the issue should remain, please contact HP Support for further assistance.  Please contact HP support at Contact HP Support . Please let me know the outcome. Thanks! If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution"button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "Thumbs Up" to give me a Kudos. :catvery-happy 

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the screen is black, the led nights blink and the hard drive appears to be working. 

A:my hp pavilion dv6 has a black screen

Hi Try the steps below http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768

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I start my computer up and i get the fan and the lights, but my screen stays black. Hard reset doesn't work, nether does connecting to another monitet, nor the system BIOS or something. It's two months old, please help.
Its a relativey new touchscreen, windows 10

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I will start saying that I m sorry for my English..Well, one month ago I brought a pavilion x2 from Amazon..I used it more or less 24 hours and today I 've got a problem while I was trying to turn it on..The light on the right was on but the screen was totally black..I tried to charge it but after that the light turned off, I press again the button to turn computer on and the light was on for like 3 seconds then nothing..I didn't hear any sound from the computer and I really hope I will solve soon this problem..Now I let it charging, please tell me what should I do

A:Black screen on pavilion x2

Hi @LudovicaNieddu,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the computer not charging. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the step from the following documents.Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a ChargeComputer Does Not Start (Windows 10) Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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i used it yesterday and shut down the computer next day i tried to openit opened and it went blackafter that caps lock started to blink i tried all types of trouble shooting taking out battery unplug and press on button for 30 if not 1minute and 2 minutes trying to connect it to the tv through hdmi port but it still is not working pls help me

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HelloI have trouble with my HP Pavilion x2.  (windows 10) I have it for 3-4 months. Everything was fine but yesterday I wanted to turn it on but display didn't work. It was working that day but then when I tried to turn it on for second time display suddenly stop working. It's still black I can't see logo or cursor, anything just black screen. But when I connect the charger that little light start shining so the laptop isn't completly dead and also light on keyboard (volume) was shining for a while. So maybe something with graphic card or? Any advice what should I do please?Thanks for every advice. 

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i used it yesterday and shut down the computer next day i tried to openit opened and it went blackafter that caps lock started to blink i tried all types of trouble shooting taking out battery unplug and press on button for 30 if not 1minute and 2 minutes trying to connect it to the tv through hdmi port but it still is not working pls help me

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i went to turn on my laptop the other day and there is no video appearing on the screen.i tried every troubleshooting solution that was recommended but nothing has worked i even tried plugging it in to an external monitor butnothing showed up

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Hi The PC has power and fans spin when the power button is pressed.  There is no display and no HP logo just a completely black screen.  I have followed the steps to try and rest the bios but this does not work. The PC is out of warranty, are there any suggestions how to fix this or how do I send teh PC back to HP for repair? Thanks

A:Pavilion 23 All in One - BLACK SCREEN NO HP LOGO

Greetings, Troubleshooting this type of problem on an "All in One" system is difficult. You have no display so it is not possible to boot in Safe Mode to check for a graphics driver conflict. Possible hardware causes could be: graphics hardware, Memory, Processor and or Motherboard Processor Socket motherboard, Power Supply. Best to have it serviced. Contact HP Service here. You'll need the correct product number. Cheers!

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My HP Pavilion All-in-One - 23-q171d unable to log on. When I click the power button, only black screen display with no fan/hard disk sound. There is a power light at the cable adapter and at the All In One desktop.

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Hello , I have a problem with my laptop , that makes me kinda angry .I have a HP PAVILION DV7 and after I turn it on , it appears the HP logo and than the WINDOWS 10 logo as normal , but after that I get a black screen that stays there for more than 1 minute and I hate that .Can anyone help me because I've been looking for the same problem as mine for days but I couldnt find any thing to help.Thank you


Hi @BS1999,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with a black screen. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Does the black screen ever go away?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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Hi,I wonder if someone can help me:for 3rd time in 6 month I am having the same situation: while working on HP Pavilion 17 screen goes black.OS - Win 10 64bit.When connected to external monitor - everything is fine. What more; if the screen is higlited with a powerful light (as divers torch) it is clear it works normaly. Thus, possible the matrix backlight is the issue.Laptop has already been twice send to service, only to come back working properly for some time (this time - 3 days!!!) and its OS being Win 8.1 - the original OS being bought with.I did try everything: swithc off/battery out/power cable out/push power button on for 60sec - does not help.Question: may it be this HP is NON COMPLIANT with Win10?What I did learn already is HP service is playing strange things - what I get as service description is not what HP does have in the system, and is not what I am communicating to them... Looking for help...a bit tired by this situation Piotr

A:Screen going black in HP Pavilion - 17-f210nw

 have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions.

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Hi, Just bought a HP Pavilion x2 - 10-j000na (ENERGY STAR) which arrived 2 days ago. Has been working fine - and battery charge was about halfway down. Had no problems until this evening when I'm getting no response whatsoever from it. Tried plugging it in with the adaptor, and also starting it on just battery power - but screen remains black, no lights, nothing. Any clues?? :/ Thanks.

A:Pavilion Detachable - Black Screen

Hello @Yool, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience!  I have read your post on how your notebook computer is not able to power on, even though it is plugged into the AC adapter, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! If your computer is powering on, but there is no lights illuminating on the device, I recommend following this document on Computer Starts but Screen Remains Blank (Windows 8). Should the machine not respond at all when the button is pressed, I alternatively suggest this document: Computer does not start (Windows 8). This should help restore the display to your notebook computer. If the issue persists, please call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link below to get the support number for your region. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlI hope this helps!Regards

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Hi. I just bought a HP Pavilion x2 Detachable and already have problems with it. I turned on this morning,it turned on ok. I done all the set up required,got a couple of apps,then left it. 1 hour later when I wanted to watch a film,i couldn't turn it on. It would not turn on. The mouse cursor is there,and if I press and hold for a few seconds the power button,a message saying "Slide to shut down your PC" appears and no matter what I do it won't turn on. I have tried all the "F" buttons,"F11" "F8" "F4 ....all of them basically,but nothing. It's really frustrating,this is my sons gift from Santa,and he can't even enjoy it. please help me.. Should I take it back or what's the best thing to do??Thanks

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I had this monitor since 2013 and all of sudden it just went to a black screen in about 2 years. I thought it was the power supply but nothing worked. So just recently I bought a new power supply because I wanted this monitor to work. So I connected it, but the screen is still black I can't go into settings and it doesn't even display the no signal on the screen. I know it is on because the power button is on and the color is white just a solid white no blinking because before when it went out in 2015 the power button was blinking but now it just a solid color. I can click the okay button and all the other buttons to the left of the power button and they go on. My computer detects it because when I go to device manager it shows right there. I downloaded all the drivers. I tried VGA, DVI, and HDMI but nothing seems to work. If you need pictures so you can see it let me know. I even tried to factory reset it with the 10-second method and the 1-minute method but nothing works at all. Please help me I really love this monitor.Thank You. 

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I have an HP pavilion dv2000. When I turn on the computer it boots, shows me the options and everything, but after the windows symbol shows, the screen goes completely black. Everything works properly if I boot it in safemode, which is how I have been using it lately. I've tried the battery trick, as well as resetting my bios settings. The fact that it works in safemode tells me its not a problem with my video card, or monitor connection. I have also run a virus scanner in safemode.... nothing came up. Any other ideas?

A:Black Screen HP Pavilion dv2000

Have you tried changing your resolution? Or do you have a dual monitor setup?
Try uninstalling the video card in safe mode, then restart and see what happens

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My laptop oftens turn black with just the cursor, once I turn it on.  The Windows logo shows and prompts me to log in as the user but after that, the screen just turns black/blank.  I've searched this forum and found a 2012 solution but that doesn't seem to work now since I couldn't download an ISO for Windows 7 at Microsoft.  Microsoft suggests I contact the manufacturer for the ISO.  I can still access the files in the HP Tools drive of my laptop, if that helps.  I don't want to turn off my laptop now as I'm afraid the problem will occur next time I boot it up. Thanks in advance!

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After ugrading to windows 10 my laptop really messed up.  It had worked fine since 2009 except for my son replacing the hardrive and the fan had to be replaced.  I was lucky to have my 16 yr son help out but he is gone 1800 miles away.  I cannot even go back to windows 7 until i get this fixed.  I also had problems with another laptop after upgrade to 10 but after 3 days I finally resolved the problem.  The battery pack has not worked for a long time so I just always used the ac adaptor.  With windows 10 you cannot even hit a function key to go in safe mode. I cannot see anything so I was hoping I would not have to throw away now.  If anyone knows of any solutions could they please offer some advice.  I would greatly appreciate your time and effort.  Thanks so much!  Gigi8.  

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I am on the laptop right now with safemode so i don't think the video card is messed up but in the normal windows all i get is a black screen after typing in my password and logging into the desktop. 1 program pops up during that and i see it and i can even see the task manager when i pull it up. But nothing else except my mouse pointer.

Anyone have any idea what this could be?

A:HP Pavilion ze9535nr Black screen help!

Hi and welcome. Since it starts in safe mode, you might try taking startup programs out of the picture by using start, run, msconfig, startup tab.

If after removing those it starts normally, work backwards.

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Hey, guys!
I have a problem with my HP Pavilion dv2025nr laptop. It is almost year and a half old and recently I noticed that it wouldn't boot up at all. It has done that before, intermittently, but it would finally boot after 3-4 resets from the power switch, like it needed to get warmed up. After last night, now it seems totally dead. And I take good care of it.

The boot looks like this:
The screen is totally black, fans are on, HDD seems to be on(?), all the indicators on top are on, no beeps occur, HDD indicator blinks 3 times(5-6 times if media present in the DVD drive), DVD-drive spins up (if disc inside).

Here's what I've tried so far:
- connecting to external monitor - no success
- battery check - tried to boot with or without it. no change.
- power supply - strange, but computer turns on by itself when I plug in the charger. I think that's not normal.
- HDD check - HDD works fine, I was able to back it up.
- DVD-drive check - read/write indicator blinks the same way and at the same time with the HDD indicator. If a disc is inserted, the blinks are five or six.

An interesting fact is that the computer behaves the same way with the RAM modules and HDD taken out of it(!!). That freaked me out! Indicators blink he same way, no beeps or noises. Nothing.
I've no idea what the problem is.

I highly appreciate your help and concern!
Thank you!

A:Hp Pavilion Black Screen, No POST

The motherboard/CPU is probably bad. It may be time to take it in for repair

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6607nr notebook that keeps freezing, usually while in Firefox, and after a few seconds the screen goes black. I don't know if my problem is caused by any sort of malware, but I was hoping I could have my HijackThis log file analyzed by someone who knows what they're doing (not me):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:13:35 AM, on 12/25/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\OrderReminder\OrderReminder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG 8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.e... Read more

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Im sure that this isnt the right board for this because i didnt see a tab for monitors. But i guess this will do.Ive had my HP Pavillion 23xi for 3 years.I bought my PC which is also an HP 800-060 about a year later i bought another of the same monitor because i was so pleased with how it looks and felt. The original one remained my gaming monitor for two yearsChristmas rolls around in 2015 and i buy myself a pavilion 27xwso at this point i have 3 monitors2 23xiand 1 27xwJust about 2 weeks ago my first monitor that i bought started acting strange. It would frequently go black and start to flicker, the white indicator for it being on stayed lit,So what i would do to fix it is i would turn it back on and off again.This seemed to work for awhile until recently the button wont even go off and onit just stays lit even if i press it.Im assuming its a lost cause but i still have hope.So as of right now my three monitor display has turned into a two monitor display.Ive tried everything.Using a new computerUsing a different VGA Cableusing a different power cableNothing has proven effective. That is my current situation.

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My daughter's HP Pavilion Artist's Edition laptop is continually defaulting to a black screen after booting up.
We updated the nvidia driver, but to no avail. She's running Vista Home Premium.

Any ideas how we can cure this? Safe mode doen't seem to help, I also started it without battery in. HP don't really want to know now it's out of warranty, but I see on their site there has been a recall of some similar models for a video card fault.

I don't know what else to try.

Thanks Guys

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When I try to turn on the tablet the on botton shows like is on but the screen remains black at all atimes. It does looks like its charging when I plug the charger just fine. But it does not makes any sound or have shows any picture. Thanks in advance.  P.S It havent been dropped is 6 months old.

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I got this hp pavilion dv2000 with a black screen when i first got i shined a flashlight at it and i was able to see the screen and then i plugged a external monitor to it and it work fined but i turn her off and a few hours later i tried testing a diferent hdd on it just to test the hdd to see if it work and it din't work so i put the original hdd back in there and now when it turn it on all im able to see is the hp logo for a few seconds and it looks very dimm and when i shine a light to it is very pitch black i can't see anything and when i tried to toggled the screen to a external monitor it dont work i dont no. May be because its in advance boot options and thats why it so pitch black and i cant see anything and it wont let me toggled the screen ?

And the hdd light blinks like 3 times on boot but thats it after tha it stays off.

After doing a google search im thinking that it might be the lid switch since alot of people with this model had the same problem?

Thanks in advance for ur help.

A:hp pavilion dv2000 has a black screen .

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hii have a hp laptop dv7i push the start buton but can not turn on the screen still blackthe caps lock and num lock light are flashing

A:my hp pavilion DV7 it does not turn on ( the screen is black...

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then we'll move to the next step.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds); (if the computer doesn't power on, move to the next step)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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I keep getting a black screen with a little underscore at the top left corner, and that's it

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When I try to turn on the tablet the on botton shows like is on but the screen remains black at all atimes. It does looks like its charging when I plug the charger just fine. But it does not makes any sound or have shows any picture. Thanks in advance.  P.S It havent been dropped is 6 months old.

A:HP Pavilion x2 Detachable black screen

Hi there @bfeliciano86,  Before I provide troubleshooting documentation, I would like to take a minute to welcome you to the HP Support Community, where you can ask questions, find solutions and get help from others! I will do my absolute best to help you resolve the issue you are having with the black screen on your HP Pavilion x2 Notebook PC.  Note: please make sure that the AC adapter cable is not plugged into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source. It should be directly into a wall outlet. Please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices, as these could cause some issues. As silly as it sounds, did you happen to try removing dust from the cooling areas in a notebook?Have you connected the Notebook to an external monitor or TV? If you remove the notebook battery, plug the AC power cable back into the notebook, then turn it on, does it power the Notebook? Do you have any beep codes or blinking LED lights? Have you done a BIOS reset?Have you tried performing a hard reset?Have you tried to see if you can test for hardware failures? If the computer is on, do you hear the fan running? If so, but the display remains blank, please see Computer Starts but Screen Remains Blank. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to help! Please just re-post with the information required from above. Pleas... Read more

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Basic laptop specs:
HP Pavilion dv6700
Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 1GB sticks, tried to upgrade to 2 2GB sticks)
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive(tried to upgrade to 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive)
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/ DL Support
Intel Graphics Media Accelorator
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
15.4WXGA Bright View Widescreen (1280X800)

Description of Problem:

Wanting to do a fresh install of Win7 on a new hard drive and with more RAM, I removed the battery from my laptop and replaced the old HD and RAM with the new ones listed above, taking precautions to avoid electrostatic shock. When I powered my computer back on, all I got was a blank screen, the power and volume lights, and a few seconds of the fan running. No BIOS, no beeps, nothing. The hard drive indicator light showed no activity. I went back to the original hard drive and RAM to the same results. Heres what Ive tried so far:
Tried to start computer with different hard drive and RAM combinations, finally went to no hard drive or RAM.
Removed RAM, hard drive, and battery, held power button for 1 minute, powered on.
Tried starting with and without battery, and with and without AC power cable.
Removed RTC battery for 10 minutes to allow for CMOS to reset.
Plugged laptop into external monitor and started up, nothing appeared on external monitor.
Tried starting computer with Win7 install DVD in drive.
Tried starting computer with bootable ... Read more

A:HP Pavilion dv6700 black screen

One more try, your original ram no battery with ac adapter no hard drive just to check for cmos.

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The screen on my laptop is black, although the power is clearly on - power light, wifi light, hard drive etc. Have tried all the reset options, attached to another monitor (nothing) and still black. Any thoughts?

A:HP Pavilion TS 14 Sleekbook Black Screen

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14 Sleekbook and getting a blank or black screen on startup. Try performing a hard reset. When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices, and remove memory cards from the card reader slot. Disconnect all non-essential devices. If that does not help try to turn on the computer you start to press F11 repeatedly till the menu opens. You can also do a system restore. Hope this is helpful.  Thanks. 

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Will not do anything when hitting f8. Screen remains black. Can not seem to get to anything after entering user password. Any ideas?

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Hi I recently went to update my AMD graphics drivers and at the end of the installation my laptop screen went black and did nothing for 30 mins. I then tried to reboot and on start up all that appears is a black screen with a loading cog I'm doing a system quick test as I write this and will post with my results afterwards. Any up from staff would be appreciated! Thanks

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Product name: HP Pavilion DM4 Notebook PCProduct number: LS721EA#ABU I tihnk it is 64-Bit but I am unsure. I upgraded to Windows 10 about 4 months ago.  Hello, I have an HP Pavilion DM4. When I tried booting up this weekend I got a black screen with a flashing white line in the top left hand corner. In the bottom left hand corner I had a message "Press Esc Key for the Start Menu". I tried a hard reset and the caps lock LED button comes on. I have since run the system diagnostics test and the Start-up Test, Run-in Test, Memory Test and Tune up failed. The description for each one is Memory module. The error code is as follows: Tune Up: 64RHWW-5MV85J-XD6V5G-401MO3All others: 64RHWW-5MV85H-XD6V5G-400503 The hard disk abd battery tests passed. I reseated the memory module but that hasn't made any difference (It was positioned correctly when I took it out) Can anyone recommend what I should do next? ThanksSimon

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Hey there, first post ever so please tell me if I'm doing anything incorrectly;My laptop is a HP Pavilion G6-2208au, as specified in title. Whenever I remove the battery charger, while the battery is in the laptop, the screen goes Black (not just dark - completely black), the fan then spins very fast, and plugging the charger back in does not fix the issue either. Laptop must be hard reset by holding down power button after this.IN ADDITION to this, if I try to start the laptop up only on battery power, it gets to the Windows OS loading screen and then also does the above, (black screen, fan spins fast, laptop freezes, must be reset/turned off).I currently have Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) running on it. I just installed this 2 days ago, and for the first 24 hours the battery was working perfectly fine for the first time EVER, in fact I specifically tested this issue out because while this same laptop was previously running Windows 8 and Windows 10 (throughout it's 5 year lifespan), it had this exact same issue. A big one at that.My only guess is that one of the Windows updates (through the Windows Updater) is responsible for this because as I said, for the first 24 hours of installing Windows 7 Professional the battery had no problems for the first time in the laptop's life. Only after I installed a very large number of Windows updates did this start happening - which is why it's my only educated guess. I cannot be sure though, and wouldn't have a clue which update it mig... Read more

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Hi Guys,

Im having some trouble with my HP pavilion 17-e049wm laptop (with self installed 7) where I push the power button but the primary screen does not come on. It used to happen intermittently in between reboots. Then it got to the point were I would have to push the power button on and off about 5 times to get the monitor to come up. Now it just doesn't come up. What is funny is if I can get the monitor to work during boot, it will never stop working and I can use the computer. A temporary solution was to never shut down the computer. Obviously my computer shut down as it would be still working if I hadn't.

A major note is that external monitors work absolutely fine. Using an external monitor, device manager cant even detect that the laptop monitor is there as if it were unplugged. Thus there is no monitor tricks such as (fn+F4 or win+P).

Some have said to try tricks such as taking out the battery and power plug and removing any possible power from the system by holding down the power button for 30s 1m or 2m.

Some said to swap around memory sticks in an event that a ram went dead.

First I must diagnose the part that has failed. I am inclined to believe that both the monitor and the vid card are ok as a secondary monitor works and that the primary works....sometimes.

Where do you guys think I should start to begin the diagnosing process. The cable between the monitor and video card? If so, how do I get to it? Laptops are not always easy to dissemble. ... Read more

A:HP pavilion 17-e049wm laptop with black screen

Where I would look would be the backlight of your laptop. Shine a flashlight on the screen once the laptop has booted, and see if you see anything. If it's the backlight, you'll see the familiar Windows screens, although very faintly. If it's not the backlight, you won't see anything reflected.

A backlight problem is usually caused by a bad fluorescent tube on older lappies, or an inverter problem. Newer laptops with LED backlights have different issues, usually in the LED drivers.

It could be something as simple as the screen's ribbon connector to the motherboard has become damaged or has come unplugged from repeatedly opening and closing the laptop.

Try the flashlight trick and report back, please.

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I went to factory reset my moms laptop earlier today and when I went ot reset, it took me to the bios and then I clicked reset, it restarted the laptop but now everytime it boots up, the screen stays black. I can see the screen turn on like twice to a black screen, then it turns ff again. I don't know what the problem is. I can't even access the bios.  Thanks for your guy's help.

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Hi all this is really urgent. My pavilion pc (can't find number type) is black screen with the cursor and its been like this for 3 hours I have switched on and off and it does the same. I don't know what to do as it has all my revision software and my gcses start in less than 2 weeksThanks for any help

A:pavilion laptop screen black but the cursor is still there

Hi all this is really urgent. My pavilion pc (can't find number type) is black screen with the cursor and its been like this for 3 hours I have switched on and off and it does the same. I don't know what to do as it has all my revision software and my gcses start in less than 2 weeksThanks for any help

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I have a 4 month old Hp Pavilion X360 2 in 1 laptop. Last time it was used there were no issues, I only closed the lid without turning off last use. The next day I opened up and the screen was black. The backlight works but no display. I turned the computer off and plugged in the AC cord and turned back on. I am still getting the black screen.The computer seems to act as normal (except for the screen). The brightness keys change the backlight brightness and I seem to be able to log in because I carry out the key strokes for logging in (enter, password then enter) and the hard disc starts to work as if it is logging in. CAPS light turns on and off when it is pressed. I have tried:- Entering BIOS (win key + b when turned on)- all 4 arrow keys when turned on- hard reset IAW with HP support Nothing seems to make a difference. Does anyone have any other tricks? Thanks

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