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Yoga 720 Display Issue - Screen black and white

Q: Yoga 720 Display Issue - Screen black and white

Hi there, i was working on the computer yesterday when all of a sudden my screen turned black and white, and hasn't gone color except when it's locked. I can't find anything in the control panel to fix it, and my drivers are up to date. The one solution I saw offered for a similar issue was to put windows+ctrl+c, but that doesn't do anything for my screen. I've restarted it too, of course. Help! I'm an interior designer and NEED color. I'm assuming the attached image is black and white? but can't really tell.

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Preferred Solution: Yoga 720 Display Issue - Screen black and white

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.)

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After installing these drivers the display on the X1 Yoga remains black and is unsuable when docked or undocked; however external monitors are functional. Any ideas on what is causing this? The OneLink+ dock is also at the latest driver/firmware. Rolling back to the previous version resolved the issue, but I continue to still have the random black,white and/or gray blocks that randomly appear within the Office Suite. I was hoping the 21.20.16.4505 Display Drivers would help with this. Thanks 

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Hi, I 'm having problem with my new laptop screen display. (Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd  signature edition)I have noticed that there is like 2 different color areas. It's really visible when i'm displaying a white page. There is an 'external frame', 2cm  width from the screen edge, all around.In the external rectangular form, the white color seems yellow.  At contrary the center one has perfect white. As you can see here : Note: The problem is permanent. It also appears in the bios and in the display checking control. My laptop costed me almost $3k, I'm really disappointed. Is anyone experiencing the same problem ? 

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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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My 2 year old pressed a bunch of keys and my laptop toggled to a black background with white lettering on all apps except browsing.  I looked in the display settings but didn't see anything to correct it.  I've attached a screen shot.  Help : )

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for the last 4 - 5 weeks the dispaly on my yoga 720 151kb flipbook was dimming unexpectedly or was dimmining unexpectedly and showing 'spotlights' at the bottom of the display. [see "previous post" below for details]i updated the drivers, confirmed the latest version of windows (10) was installed, bios was current, etc. using the f11 key, i would darken the display then bring it 'back up' to the desired brightness level. this was a temporary fix to the issue.because the unexpected dimming and spotlighting was becoming rampant, i contacted lenovo tech support on 08.03.18. tech support walked me through the same steps i had already taken and said to monitor the laptop.the day after the call into tech support, the dimming/spotlight issue did not present itself. fyi, i spent a minimal amount of time on the flipbook, but each time i did there were no instances of dimming/spotlights.this morning, the issue became worse in that the display went dark/black, then lightened a little with the spotlights at the bottom. the dimming/spotlights happen "in bios" as well. attached are the three of the latest photos which show the problem.a call into tech support this morning yielded this result: they're going to send me a box so that i can send them my flipbook so that they can "look at it." today's tech support rep (mike) first said the problem could be the "lcd or edp cable." when i asked for clarification, mike then said the problem "could be the graphics card."LE SIGH! is ANYONE else expe... Read more

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Someone can help me to identify this issue. What is it?###Description of the issue:* Eventually pop up white horizontal lines. Especially when you stretching the screen.* Sometimes screen stay freeze when the horizontal lines show up, as in the video.Thanks for reading.*Additional notes*:* I saw the lines in the BIOS setup.* I tried a preview of a linux OS, I saw the lines too. The two things above indicate that isn't a software problem.

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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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I just bought a Yoga 720, 13.3 inch from Amazon (USA) - i5, 256 gb SSD, 8 gb RAM.  Its a nice laptop but upon turning it on, the fan noise scared me completely. To add more to the woes, screen couldnt display white color properly. It would show an off white color/yellowish tint - I thought this is a defective one until i read it online that many are facing this issue. I diligently worked with Lenovo Customer Care ( slow and awful) and solved both of these issues in one click !  High Fan Noise: This problem is due to a default BIOS setting that Lenovo ships you with originally when you purchased the product ( go figure why !) Turn Laptop offLeft to the headphone jack is a small pin hole.Press the pin hole and it will show you 4 options. Click BIOSUnder the BIOS - select BIOS thermal temperature mode to " Quiet" Press F10 (save and exit)This will keep fan quiet and smooth ! It worked right away. You dont need to install TP Fan Control at all ! Coloration Issue: White color on screen display was looking off white/yellowish  Turn Laptop offLeft to the headphone jack is a small pin hole.Press the pin hole and it will show you 4 options. Click BIOSPress Fn key first and then F9 ( dont press both together)It will ask for optimal load defaults - select yes and press enterPress F10 (save and exit) You can perfom both the settings in one go while accessing the BIOS set up and not have to do it one by one.Restart the lapto... Read more

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Hello. I've read many posts about issues with black screens on the Yoga 2 Pro, and tried their solutions with no success. My issue is as follows: My Yoga 2 Pro flashes once or twice on start up, but no Lenovo Logo is visible. This occurs both when plugged in and on battery power. I can plug in a (Samsung) monitor via the micro-hdmi port and see the output display there, however the Lenovo screen connected to the laptop is still black. With the extended display, my laptop has turned into the tower and keyboard/mouse components of a desktop. I can drag applications between the two screens as if both were working. It's almost as if the laptop screen is not getting powered except that two flashes appear on startup. I've updated video drivers and bios software per Lenovo's support page.  Suggestions on solutions? Thank you very much! 

A:Yoga 2 black screen (working extended display)

Yoga2Consumer23 wrote:Hello. I've read many posts about issues with black screens on the Yoga 2 Pro, and tried their solutions with no success. My issue is as follows: My Yoga 2 Pro flashes once or twice on start up, but no Lenovo Logo is visible. This occurs both when plugged in and on battery power. I can plug in a (Samsung) monitor via the micro-hdmi port and see the output display there, however the Lenovo screen connected to the laptop is still black. With the extended display, my laptop has turned into the tower and keyboard/mouse components of a desktop. I can drag applications between the two screens as if both were working. It's almost as if the laptop screen is not getting powered except that two flashes appear on startup. I've updated video drivers and bios software per Lenovo's support page.  Suggestions on solutions? Thank you very much! I had this issue on my Thinkpad X1 yoga. I had to uninstall the existing video driver and reinstall the correct one. I can't remember if it was from Intel or Lenovo, but it did solve my problem. The laptop was initially fine out of the box, but after doing a windows 10 reset the problem occurred. 





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I bought a Yoga 710 about a month ago to use for my engineering classes at school. I have been having an issue with the screen flickering and glitching out for the last week or so with it getting progressively worse but always returning to working fine. I really don't want to have to already send this computer in to get repaired as I will need it for classes so any help to fix this problem would be very much appreciated. I also attached a picture to give a visual of the issue.  Thanks. 

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I bought a Yoga 710 about a month ago to use for my engineering classes at school. I have been having an issue with the screen flickering and glitching out for the last week or so with it getting progressively worse but always returning to working fine. I really don't want to have to already send this computer in to get repaired as I will need it for classes so any help to fix this problem would be very much appreciated. I also attached a picture to give a visual of the issue.Thanks.

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I bought a Yoga 710 about a month ago to use for my engineering classes at school. I have been having an issue with the screen flickering and glitching out for the last week or so with it getting progressively worse but always returning to working fine. I really don't want to have to already send this computer in to get repaired as I will need it for classes so any help to fix this problem would be very much appreciated. I also attached a picture to give a visual of the issue.  Thanks.   

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Hello,
here is my concern:
I have a lenovo yoga 2 13 when I press on power the keyboard turns on the fan turns then everything stops
the fan and the keyboard are off, screen remains black
I put the pasta thermal, but still worry,
if you can help me
thank you in advance .
 
Translated from Google
 
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bonjour,
voila mon souci :
j'ais un lenovo yoga 2 13 quand j'appuis sur power le clavier s'allume le ventilo tourne puis tout s'arrete
le ventilo et le clavier s'étteind ,ecran reste noir
j'ais remis de la pates thermique, mais toujours meme souci ,
si vous pouvez m'aidé 
merci d'avance .
 
 
Moderator edit: French is not officially supported, please, keep the content in English here. Subject edited.
 

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Hello,
here is my concern:
I have a lenovo yoga 2 13 when I press on power the keyboard turns on the fan turns then everything stops
the fan and the keyboard are off, screen remains black
I put the pasta thermal, but still worry,
if you can help me
thank you in advance .
 
Translated from Google
 
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bonjour,
voila mon souci :
j'ais un lenovo yoga 2 13 quand j'appuis sur power le clavier s'allume le ventilo tourne puis tout s'arrete
le ventilo et le clavier s'étteind ,ecran reste noir
j'ais remis de la pates thermique, mais toujours meme souci ,
si vous pouvez m'aidé 
merci d'avance .
 
 
Moderator edit: French is not officially supported, please, keep the content in English here. Subject edited.
 

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Hello. Recently I acquired a ThinkPad Yoga S1 and now I have a problem with black screen. external monitor works fine, touch also works.I just cant get picture on laptop. laptop is running lastest BIOS 1.35/1.26same issue persist on windows 8.1 and windows 10. The problem start when the, Intel HD graphics drivers are installed. eny suggestions ? Best regardsMikkel

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Hi, few weeks ago started to have boot /restart issue with my Yoga 2 ProY2P: Machine Type:80AYSystem Model:  20266 When I reboot or start the screen stays black but I can control the backlit keyboard (FN+SPACE) sometimes when I press the Windows button at the bottom of the screen I can hear and feel the vibrate)But screen never shows anything. After some time (and attempts to hit button longs/ Novo button) screen shows up with my BitLocker pw entry.If I shutdown and let it sit overnight and start in the morning it seem to work most of the time right away. After the screen comes back it's working fine. (typing on it right now)The issue also occurs without Battery and when I unplug the Power after shutdown. Can't get to BIOS / UEFI anymore (tried with Nova button and F2/F12)  My SystemWin 10 10.0.15063 N/A Build 15063Win Auto UpdateBitLocker with PWDisable Fast restartDisable Secure Boot, Lenovo Fast startDualboot with Ubunut 16.04 Any suggestion are welcome.

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I have an ASUS x750ja laptop running Windows 8.1.

The problem: From startup (including bios logo), the screen briefly displays what it should, then goes black. Bios logo, then black. If I enter the bios, it goes black at the first screen. It'll flash the Windows logo, then go black.

I've hooked it to a secondary monitor via HDMI. It seems like a hardware error, but whenever the monitor gets a signal to refresh, it flickers back on. For example, when I have it hooked to the external display, and configure it to extend the display, the laptop screen turns on for a second.

Furthermore, the brightness keys still function.

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Hello, I am not 100% sure where to post this. But as my computer is a Windows Vista, I'll try here.

When I attempt to edit videos using Cyberlink Powereditor, the videos appear black with working audio.
Same scenario happens if I compress videos with WMM, and then attempt to watch them. Black screen, clear audio.
I've had this problem for quite a while.
Attempts I've done to fix: Codecs, different media players, and updating graphic driver.

A:[SOLVED] Display Issue, Black screen with Audio

Problem solved. If anyone else is experiencing the same problem, my graphic card is "Nvidia geforce 9600 gt"
I simply "rolled" it back to an earlier version instead of "updating" it.
Then it didn't work, so I reinstalled it manually by using nvidia's download page.
Now it works perfectly, and I can edit anything in cyberlink powereditor.

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Hi Everyone, Lenovo System Update installed the 'critical' Intel HD Graphics Driver 21.20.16.4590 on our X1 Yoga (20FR) and during the install the display freezes and on reboot we get the spinning dots at bottom of screen. We did a system restore to roll back the drivers and installed them again via the download on Lenovo's web site following their instructions but same probem. Anyone else having this problem but found a solution? Thanks.

A:X1 Yoga (20FR) display freezes/black screen with spinning dots with latest Intel HD Graphics Driver

Hi ChrisPerry,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue after installing Intel Display driver from Lenovo 
If that's the case why not give it a try to update it from Intel one from here. And try to update it from Device Manager manually from zip file. 
 
Do let us know how it goes.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello! When I connect my Yoga 900 laptop to my Samsung external monitor using a USB-C/HDMI adapter, the laptop screen flashes black and the external screen does nothing. Between the flashes I can see my desktop background goes blue and every program/file that is open begins popping up and closing on repeat. Nothing ever shows on the external monitor. The only fix is to unplug the two, but if I let the laptop flash for more than about a minute it eventually goes black. When this happens, unplugging it from the monitor does nothing and it has to be manually restarted using the side button. As noted in other forum solutions, I manually updated all video and chip drivers.I have tested the monitor's HDMI port, the Yoga 900's USB-C port, and the HDMI cable itself. I have also tried a different brand of USB-C adapter. Pressing Windows + P doesn't seem to do much, as I can see the menu between the flashes and click "expand" but nothing happens. Any idea what else I can do? Thank you.

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Good day!
 
After installing the latest update for Windows 10 (Version 1607, OS Build 14393.222), the screen just went black! I noticed that I'm already logining in windows from the light of the fingerprint but I couldn't see anything on screen.
 
I tired to format everyting in the PC and reinstall Windows back again through entering the Recovery Screen. I was able to get the screen back but this time the brightness was full and I couldn't change the level of it. I did some search about this issue and then I manually update the display adapter (Intel HD Graphics 520) from the device manager. After this update the screen went off again!
I then tried to reinstall windows again and I connect my laptop to HDMI port. I was able to view everyhing in the extended screen but when I project to the PC screen I don't get anything.
 
I disabled the Intel HD Graphics 520 driver and by doing so I was able to see the screen back in PC. So it seems it's a driver issue. I tried to uninstall the driver and reinstall it again with the lateset version (Version 21.20.16.4505) but when I enable it the screen goes black again.
 
Now the display adapter is disabled and I can't change anything in the screen settings or control the brightness. What is the solution?
Also the screen goes black while browsing some sites with malicious content.Yesterday was going through a site 
 I encountered black screen.
What is the solution?

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So, I purchased my uncle's old computer, but he doesn't remember the serial number and they through the box away.  I noticed that it would go to the black screen once powered and then the caps lock would flash 1 time and then pause for 3 secs and flash again at the 4th second.  I have removed the harddrive from the laptop and scanned the harddrive for viruses and checked to see if any problems.  He had viruses, but I cleaned those off and placed the harddrive back in the system.       I wanted to know if there is a chart or anything that I can go by to fix this issue?  I wanted to fix it up and donate to the student in Africa who is going to college.  I purchased my uncle's because he had received a new computer for a holiday (Father's Day) and it was nothing wrong with it, when I first talked to him and he got a new computer.  Help me please and thank you so much for the insight!

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i received a yoga 720-151kb december 2017 (~ 12/5/17).approximately 4 - 5 weeks ago, the yoga's screen/display began dimming unexpectedly. the errant dimming occurs when the flipbook is operating on battery and plugged in...there is no telling when the errant dimming will occur. [i am experiencing random 'blue screen microsoft os' issues as well but that's a different post...]attached are two (2) photos of the screen/display this morning after it dimmed unexpectedly.a temporary 'fix' is to make the screen 'go black' (by pressing the f11 key). again, it is a temporary fix because it is unknown as to when (!) the errant dimming will occur.fwiw: i have installed the recommended updates (from lenovo, microsoft) as they come through and continue to do so. i have modified power options, disabled 'auto' options, etc., to no avail because the errant dimming continues.a lengthy chat with anupriya of live assistance (UGH!), yielded more questions than answers on my behalf. anupriya directed me to "...download and install the driver to see if this fixes the issue" and "...recommend making sure that Windows is updated to the latest version as this can fix many issue" [those are direct quotes from the chat window]if any other yoga 720-151kb owner is experiencing this exact issue and resolved it successfully, will you please share here the exact steps you took so that i may do so as well? advance thanks!errant dimmed screen photo #1 errant dimmed screen photo #2 

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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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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 prolem with my yoga 3 proThe display of white colour is too dark, like the brightness is not at 100%.It is similar to paper display, only half that yellow/dark.I also have an asus laptop and checked on both laptops, and my asus displays the white colour way more accurate and whiter. On my yoga 3, the white is like warm colour and not cold white colour.I had other laptops and this is the first time I see this yellowish display, and it is annoying.I have disabled the auto display brightness.I read about the yoga 2 having the same problem, that was corrected by an update of bios and energy management driver. I updated the bios and energy management by no change.I have the yoga 3 pro with windows 10 from the factory, not upgraded from windows 8.Thanks

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I've been using my TV as a second monitor to watch movies for about a month now with no problems. But today when I tried to watch a movie I got a black and white image from the TV. Everything is displaying correctly (with sound) but there just isn't any color coming from the TV.

I've ruled out the cables being the problem, as well as the TV, because they all work fine under different circumstances.

I've looked for a solution on the internet and now have wound up here with no success. I've tried changing the signal format from NTSC to PAL (i.e. M/NTSC --> B/PAL; though when I change the settings here, the computer changes both displays, one and two, to NTSC or PAL; meaning I can't have one as a PAL and the other as NTSC), disconnecting and reconnecting all cables, and of course re-booting.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 9100, with Microsoft Windows XP ver. 2002, SP3. The information that comes up from my ATI Catalyst Control Center says that the graphics adapter is a Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory [DELL E173FP]/[Default TV]. Oh and the TV's a Magnavox, but like I said, the TV's working fine (cable, PS3).

I'm not sure what other information to give right now so let me know if I need to provide anything else.

Also feel free to contact me via e-mail if it suits you (<email removed>).
 

A:Second Display (TV) Is Showing Up In Black & White.

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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?

Thanks!!

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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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Bit of a long story but here I go.

I have 2 Radeon 6950 with the crossfire thing set up, it's been working well for over 2 years.

Over the last few weeks I've been having issues, mostly while watching videos (usually HD and/or full screen). The video will freeze, the audio will loop, then eventually the screen goes black and I get an error message saying "Display driver has stopped working and has recovered".
Sometimes it didn't recover and I have to turn the computer off.

What's now happening is it will freeze at the windows start up. Then after resetting I will get to windows in very very low resolution and in black and white.

So I 're-seated' the cards. I couldn't notice any obvious damage to it except the fans were very dusty so I cleaned them.
Boot it up and I still get the black and white.
I checked the device manager and it said one of the cards was having problems, I uninstalled both drivers from that menu (not quite sure if I should have done this) and for whatever reason it's now working.

However it now seems one of my cards is not being recognised. Only one display adapter is shown in the device manager and AMD catalyst only recognises one card too.

What's the best course of action to determine what's wrong with what card (still not quite sure which one it is).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K ... Read more

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Hi, I was working away on my laptop earier and Microsoft and the screen has turned black and white.  I was typing at the time so haven't adjusted any settings.  The screen is capable of displaying colour as when I re-boot the system I get coloured photographs - but as soon as Microsoft gets started it's black and white through all the applications/files/photographs.  It is just literally out of warranty - Can anyone help please?  Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

I recently purchased Black & White 2. It says on the box "PC DVD-ROM, ONLY DVD COMPATIBLE", which was no problem for me as we have what I think is a DVD Drive (it has the logo DVD-Rom and is a separate 'CD eater' to the one below with the logo "Compact Disc" which usually is the one I use for games).

Firstly, I put the Black & White 2 CD into the Disc drive (which I usually use for games), it starts making a strange noise, as if its scratching/scanning it, the only thing i could roughly describe it as is a group of grasshoppers making that noise they make.

I then tried it in the DVD-ROM drive, it sounds alot better but theres still a subtle 'scanning' noise and nothing happens.

On both occasions, i've tried looking in 'My Computer' and cleaning the disk, but nothing prevails.

I thought it must be a problem with the disc, but I gave it to a neighbour to try and they put the disc into drives on 2 computers, one worked and the other didn't, so it cannot be the disc if it works on their computer.

I believe its something to do with the DVD-ROM drive, i've put several movies into it and nothing happens, and when i try opening a movie player it just says "Insert a DVD", which is strange as at least a month ago, movies played perfectly well in the DVD-ROM drive.

Perhaps I need to install something to get it working? It cannot be broken as I have done nothing to it and it opens and close... Read more

A:Black & White 2 DVD-ROM Issue

Sorry for the double post but I think I may have found the problem.

If you look at this screenie, the DVD ROM drive seems to be disabled, which is obviously the problem.

I tried updating the driver, allowing it to connect the the internet update thing, but it was unable to find anything on the windows update or my computer.

I also clicked 'Properties' and it says:

Device:
This device is disabled. (Code 22)

Click Enable Device to enable this device.Click to expand...

I clicked 'Enable' but it says 'Windows was unable to enable this device'.

I'd appreciate your help.

Thanks.
 

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hey guys ... i just bought the game "black and white" and it is on my P4 512 ... XP is my operating system .... what happens is that when i install it and run it it will be fine until i click a key then the desk top comes up in my backround ... then freezes and before you know it im kicked out of the game ...i installed the latest patch....that dident work any ideas?
 

A:black and white issue

I've had plenty of troubles with this game, but hey, the idea of playing god has kept me interested.

Try this link : http://common.ea-europe.com/faqs/b&w.htm
 

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my computer only runs in black and white and 16 color i am not able to change screen resolution either

A:My Pc Only Runs 16 And Black And White Display Cant Change Settings For Resolution Or Color

^ [off topic] you could have given some details
abt your computer , OS and video card sothat
someone would be able to suggest a solution ...

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Hi mates,i hope you doing well i have some issue in my pc netbook thinkpad x201 when i installed driver i get black screen since windows 7  log in i try to uninstall driver from safe mode and networking windows start with normal mode without graphics card driver without brightness control i try to install all driver that has compatibale with hardware material    

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when im on battery or screen brightness is less than 100% when i go to a white screen the display will slowly brighten.  i do not have auo brightness active so i don't know why it continues to do this. any advice would be appreciated.  thanks

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Hi all, I purchased by Lenovo Yoga 710 a few months ago and there were a few times the screen turned white when I changed from laptop to tablet mode, but now it happens randomly while I use the laptop. The only way to get it to go away is adjust my screen back and forth until I see a normal screen again. Any ideas on how to fix? Still under warranty, so if not something I can fix, it should be covered under that right? (I haven't dropped it or spilled anything on it.) Thanks!

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I bought this last year and within weeks it started going white. If I twist the screen or hold it with some pressure it is ok to use.Now the big problem! I bought it on a return visit to the UK before returning to Thailand and guess what... About the only place in the world that Lenovo will not give international warranty on this model is Thailand.I took it to their repair office in Bangkok (4 hr round trip) and they looked at it and basically said not our problem even though i was willing to pay for repair.I have taken it to a local repair shop who are very good but they can't get it right. They have said if someone can point them in a specific direction they'll try again.Can anyone help?Getting to the point of buying something else.

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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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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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1: When the screen shows a dark picture, then when I immediately switch back to a mostly white picture, it's far duller, and gradually (over the course of about 10 seconds), the white screen lightens more and more. I presume this is a battery saving feature. Can I disable it somehow? 2: Fan issues. Although the fan is quiet, I'd rather it be quieter still (or even silent). From previous experience, I know Lenovo tends to (heavily) err on the side of caution, but I'd rather be able to control the fan speeds more directly. Can I somehow half the fan speed or by some other arbitray amount? I'll keep an eye on temperatures, and I know all the risks.

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I'm not sure if this is one virus or if my computer has somehow picked up several, but it is pretty much completely screwed. I can't access ANYTHING properly so i am posting this message from another computer.

This is what happens when I turn my computer on:

1. blank blue screen with program error message: "explorer.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows....".
2. if i click "ok" the message goes away and i am left with a blank blue screen and i have to reboot the computer
3. if i don't click ok windows starts to load up an looks normal at first but then another error message pops up (the same one) and the screen turns black and says some junk like "Warning! You're in danger!" and then some junk about spyware.
4. then a few seconds later another error message pops up and the screen turns white and says "Active Desktop Recovery. Microsoft Windows has experienced and unexpected error..." It gives me an option to "click here to restore" but nothing happens when i do click it.
5. and then another error message pops up and the screen goes black again, then another message and it goes white and so on.

I can't really open any programs properly because another error message will pop up and shut down the start menu before i get a chance to open anything.

I managed to run ad-aware and it found some problems that i cleaned up. then spybot found nothing. then i rebooted and was having the same ... Read more

A:explorer.exe error black screen, white screen, about:blank

Yes, you've got a few malware entries in there (a CoolWebSearch hijack, and a couple of trojans), though it's not going to be easy to remedy without seeing the complete HJT log. Can you possibly copy the log to floppy and then post it from the other computer?

What's the Windows OS?
eg. Is it Windows 2000 sp4? Or is it WinXP Pro sp2?

What version of HijackThis is it? v1.99.1 is the latest version.
Is HijackThis.exe running from a permanent folder, and not from within a zip file in a Temp folder?
This is important. Make sure HijackThis.exe is installed in eg.
C:\Program Files\HijackThis
Re: your questions at the end of your post:
Don't worry about WINNT / winnt and System32 / system32
They are both exactly the same (whether smallcase or uppercase or a mixture).
svchost.exe is legitimate and is an integral part of Windows NT/2k/XP (Services Host).
It is normal to have multiple instances of it running.

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Anyway, try this for now...
If possible, please download the following apps and transfer them to the infected pc.
CWShredder (free standalone version)
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html
http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWShredder.exe
AboutBuster
http://www.besttechie.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1488 (tutorial)
http://www.downloads.subratam.org/AboutBuster.zip

You will need to unzip AboutBuster.zip to a folder on the good pc,
then open AboutBuster.exe
click the Update button
dow... Read more

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I have Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop (Touch Screen, 15 inches, 16 GB RAM and i7 4th Gen processor, Out of Warranty). Some days back, suddenly the display went dim and anything is hardly visible. After some initial investigation, the display chip (may be VGA or LED display chip) on the motherboard appears to be burnt out (may be due to voltage surge). Even the numbers printed on the chip is not readable because of which it is difficult for the local repairing shops to repair this problem.
I think Dell India Service Center doesn't deal with chip level repair and hence replacing motherboard is the only way they can fix this. This will be very costly (considering that the laptop is not under warranty so will have to pay for warranty extension, motherboard replacement and repair service) and time consuming.
Hence, to avoid all this I have come here to seek some assistance.
If there are anyone using the same laptop (Inspiron 5000 series 5547 Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM) then could you please take a clear picture of your laptop's motherboard or if you recognize the display chip then only that should be sufficient. In this case, I can read the chip related number from the image and try to repair it.
What are the charges for buying a warranty for the laptop, motherboard of my laptop and repairing charge? 

Request your response and help.

Regards,
Rohit Kumar

A:Display Issue - Dim Display for Dell Inspiron 5000 (Model 5547) - Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM

You'll have to call Dell about the possibility of a warranty extension;  in the US, it's sometimes possible but will likely run over $300 -- or about what a board replacement would cost.
If you're getting video, the GPU is OK -- and it's more likely the power circuit to the backlight that's bad.  It'll likely cost as much to repair as to replace the board -- though you'll still be putting $300-400 into an out of warranty system, so replacing the system may be a better idea (if you do this, consider buying a 3-year warranty with the next system).

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