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Q: screen turning black

hey sorry that i've posted this samish message in other forums, i'm new to this posting stuff.

when i start windows especially, my screen goes black anytime a program begins to load. it turns off up to 3 times every time a program is loading and then it's fine until i start another program. there is no blacking out during demanding video games. i have uninstalled and installed the newest video card drivers. this has been a bit annoying, but i installed linux and it is constantly turning the screen black so i am stuck with windows xp.
this wasn't a problem before i bought a new motherboard and ram and processor.

thank you so much for any help!! this has just been annoying for soooo long and i havent found any of my friends that is smart enough to figure this out.

Preferred Solution: screen turning black

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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Hello everybody.  I am really sad cause I think will loose my entire information.  I just bought (with so much effort) a new laptop on October 2015. Now, seven months later, when I put the ON BUTTOM, it does not turn on. I just hear all the process of turning but the screen is black.  The MAYUS KEY blink with a white light: 3 times and a pause, 3 times and a pause... Wanna know what can I do. I am completely sad and angry at the same time. My way of living is all I have there.  PLEASE HELP ME! Thanks. 

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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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i've got a little problem lately. It started first when i played Overlord II. The screen suddenly turned black, sound went on for a while and when i alt-tab'ed after a minute or so sound stopped and i could get back into the game. but it kept makin this problem every few minutes so the game got unplayable. thought i wait for a patch, maybe its a game problem...
then i installed call of duty 5, same problem, only i can't get back into the game... and its got the 1.4 patch installed.
all of this happened without any error, drivers are up to date (had the driver reset problem a while back but the latest nvidia drivers seemed to get rid of it).
overheating is not the problem, gc temperature is 64C according to everest, cpu rarely goes over 60C.
Any suggestions? other games like fallout 3, streetfighter 4, prototype, etc. work great. all of the games are set to 1650x1080, worked fine so far... changing settings didnt work either....

btw, my specs:
P4 E8400 @ 3 GHz
Mushkin 4GB DDR2-800
Vista 64

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i need help i have an hp notebook envy 15-j144na when i press the power on button the power light comes on. the f12 key led stays orange. the caps lock key blinks white twice every four seconds. the screen never comes on. when i power on i can hear the hard disk power up. i tried taking the battery out and disconnecting ac. then pressing power button for 15seconds then attach ac and power on. i tried removing battery and memory  and power cable. then put it all back together and power on.  i tried holding windows key and b key and pressing power on for a second but it does not enter bios update. i tried attaching an external monitor but it doesnt show anything when i power the laptop on the bios doesnt show if i press f2 or del or esc.  before this happened windows 10 crashed when using bittorrent then reset and now black screen from power on. any ideas? 

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A:black screen indefinate when turning on

I left my laptop off over the weekend and it had the same symptoms. I swapped the hard disk out for another harddisk. The new hard disk has windows 7 on and the bios reported it couldn't boot. This was different because i could see something of the bios on the screen at least. Then i plugged my laptop hard disk back in and the screen worked and it booted to windows. I dont know why the laptop is now working. Very odd. I've never seen this on any previous laptops or desktops. 

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Yesterday my computer shut down and now when I try to restart it, it's stuck at a black screen. I went into Boot Options and then Diagnostics, and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I have no clue what I'm supposed to do now. Help please!

edit: i dont know if this is the right place to post so i posted in hardware too. if i get a response here i'll delete the other one

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Hey there this is my first post here.

So I turned my laptop on as usual to an unexpected black screen and a frozen cursor at the top left. Nothing came on the screen prior. I then tried turning the machine off via the power button to no success so I had to pull the battery.

Now it no longer turns on at all! I've tried discharging it too and nothing

I'm using a Compaq presario. Any help will be seriously appreciated.


A:Black Screen Help Upon Turning On Laptop

Hello trenon and Welcome to PCHF

After you log-in (on black screen) press ONE TIME Ctrl-Alt-Del.
Then Start Task Manager>File>New Task (Run...)>Browse>Local Disk (where Windows is)>Windows>Explorer and select Open

BTW: Is there a light blinking on CapsLock?

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I just turned on my win 7 HP Pavillion G7 laptop and I get a black screen. the power light and num lock is on; I hear the fan and hard drive moving but not taking me to the windows startup so i can enter my password. this is not the first time i have had this problem. i have hit f2/f3, f10, and f8 the laptop is not responding to those commands. I did a hard reset power off laptop for 30 seconds and took out the battery and plugged it back in. The screen is still black. any suggestions?

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Before you read this, I am not very good with tech.

My computer is a HP PC with Windows 7. If someone could tell me how to get more information by typing something on the computer, that would be great.
I have avast!, I have 6GB Ram, Nividia Graphics Card (yet again, if someone could tell me how to get more info) and my computer has some problems.

When I turn my PC on, it takes around 5 minutes of the mouse in the middle of a black screen for it to get to the screen where you log in.

After that, the computer is okay. Recently, however, it has started to make a really loud noise, and is getting very very hot. It burns if I put my skin on it.

When I play games like LoL, Dota 2 and Arma 2, my screen sometimes goes black and the only way to fix it is by turning my PC on and off, and when it takes 10 minutes to get back to the point where I can open the game, this is very detrimental to my gameplay.

To be more specific, the screen has a little cut out where I can see a black screen with lines in it for a split second, then the screen goes black. I can still hear and talk to my friends in Teamspeak, but then, sometimes, after about 20 seconds, the sound cuts out and gets stuck on the sound last heard before it cut out.

Black Screen? My computer randomly turns off alot, and when it does, I am usually playing games.
Now, when I turn it back on, it loads up the HP screen, then it goes to a black screen with a mouse in the middle of it for what I timed as around 5 MINUTES. ... Read more

A:Computer Turning Off & Black Screen

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Hello everyone i'm new here but i have a problem playing games. I have a Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06 GHz Clockspeed 3.08 GHz, 512mb Ram and a Readon 9200 Pro Family Video Card. The problem i'm having is with the game FarCry when i start the game and the level is loaded the screen turns black and in the middle i see a small monitor and a computer disconnecting and then my screen turns off(it happens on every setting). I'm having the same problem with the game Joint Operations thyphoon rising but then just in the beginning of the first trainig level

A:screen turning black with Farcry

try updating your video card driver's from here:


The video refresh rate is incorrect for your monitor when you start playing these games. A driver update might fix this trouble

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Everytime I turn my computer on it will start goes through the first couple of screens and then right before it gets to the screen where you type your password to log onto your computer its a blank black screen. I realized after doing this many times that if I leave it on this black screen after a good 10 to 15 min it goes onto the logon screen and I type in my password and it logs into the computer. Takes a while to start up so I try to run a virus scan and then it will restart the computer and nothing happens. Also I am able to log onto safe mode just fine but if I have to many things going on it freezes and I have to restart the computer and I am then back to square one.

PLEASE HELP new Dell Inspiron 1420 computer only had for 6 months and I don't want to lose any data!

A:Black Screen when turning computer on

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My laptop screen turns black right after I turn it on. I don't even get to the Windows screen most of the time. I hooked it up to an external computer screen and get a picture if I do get past Windows screen, and I just had a new screen put on 6 months ago.  I have looked online and seen some info about possibly the blacklight or inverter is messed up. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Screen Goes Black After Turning On Computer

If I read this correctly it seems as if even on another monitor it has a bit of an issue.  Have you tried getting into safe mode as you boot up?  Try tapping F8 repeatedly as it boots, if it works in safe mode that would rule out a hardware issue.

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My tower is a hp envy 750 the problem is when I turn it on it starts normal but when it continues the screen just turns black but the tower is still on

A:Screen turns black when turning on

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I have a Sony P93-A and it intermittently has a black screen when I turn it on the automatic mode. By this I mean I can't see anything on the LCD screen. I have sent it in to Sony repair 2x and they say nothing is wrong.

Am I missing something simple here? Has anyone else had the same problem?

The only variables would between the repair shop and me would be the memory stick and the batteries.

Could aging batteries cause this problem?

Thank you for any insight you might have.


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I have a touch smart pc it is an ( all-in-one model: 310-1033/product numberBT566AA #ABA ) i was using it and went to get me a coffee when i came back the screen was black, i could see it had power so i went to the hp web site followed the instructions unplug,hold power etc. did this more then the 3 time suggested and it is still black pulled off the back cleaned any dust and retried the suggestion again to no avail, a neighbor told me to replace the video card but before i do anything thought i might see if anyone here can help me . i also saw that this is a common problem per google but once again a lot of suggestions can anyone please help me with this i do not want to scrape this as i have 3 years worth of info ,pictures, home movies of my children, not to mention 3 chapters of my new book with research stored on it, im not a computer genius and this is my first computer ever so if you can help me please and thank you. 

A:black screen when turning on my all-in-one touchsmart 310 PC

Hello @k_meacham, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.I understand that your HP TouchSmart 310-1033 Desktop PC is starting up to a blank screen and you are seeking assistance. I am providing you with an HP Support document: Screen is Blank after Starting the Computer, which has been designed to address the very issue you are experiencing. I recommend that you review the document and follow the instructions. Please re-post if you require additional support. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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When my friend turns on their xp laptop the screen goes white, then black and won't do anything. The cursor is on the screen and looks like it is loading but nothing ever happens.

A:When turning on XP laptop screen goes white, then black

May be caused by a bad hard drive...

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Hi guysAbout an hour before, I tried turning on my laptop. Win 10 booted, and then hanged right at the login screen. The cursor wasn't moving and it was like that for a few minutes. Eventually I got fed up and pulled out the battery (a big mistake). Then the screen was black after I switched it on again. Lights were glowing, fan moving but nothing on the screen. I kept it like that for a few minutes. Then, I switched it off by holding the power button, removed battery, connected ac adapter and pressed the power button and it got switched on! It started working normally but then restarted suddenly. But this time, instead of booting all the way to the desktop, it stopped at windows logo and then gave me the blue screen of death. Some system file which I don't remember was 'lost' or had 'an error'. I restarted, This time again it loaded to login screen and then restarted. There was 'winload.exe' now instead of the previous file on the blue screen of death. Again restarted and now it won't show anything. Tried like 50 times already. Lights glowing, fan moving but no display. I guess the windows has been corrupted or something. But how do I acces bios now to launch installation cd or to usb boot? Thank you so much. 

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This morning, when I turned the PC on, the monitor only showed a black screen. It was working well last night though. Th PC seems to work normally as it seems like it reaches the desktop part with start menu and all the short cut Icons. I know this because after waiting for a while, I press the windows button then press "U" two times(it's the hot key for shut down and turn off). The light around the power button of the monitor keeps on blinking instead of a consistent light(this thing usually happens after turning the PC on while there's still power on the monitor until the AVR is turned off). There were no beep sounds and such when turning the PC as it never had those kind of sounds even when things are okay.

If this helps, the fan for the video card is still working as other fans as well.

What could be the problem? Video Card? Monitor? Monitor to PC connection? I probably just need to know which is the problem for now.

EDIT: I'm not very knowledgeable on hardware terms and I'm not very good at this stuff as well so I probably won't try to do changes on my computer by my own.

A:Monitor shows black Screen after turning on.

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Hi Everyone,
The problem that I have been experiencing within the past week is very strange. I will just be happily using the computer, and all of a sudden, the screen goes black, and I can't do anything. I don't get a blue screen, no warning. It just happens. The most recent incident happened 10 minutes ago. I was burning a CD while listening to some music. The screen turned black, my music was frozen, the same 2 seconds, was playing over and over... nothing would work, the "working" light on the tower was blinking, and then stopped. Does anyone know what this would be caused by, or even if they have heard of anything like this happening to someone they know.
Thanks for any information.

A:Strange Problem...Screen Turning Black!

How long have you had your current screen? Also if you have a spare monitor does it work fine with that or do you still get a black screen?

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Yesterday my laptop randomly shut down and now when I try to restart it all I get is a black screen. I went into Boot options and then Diagnostics and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I'm literally stuck with a black screen and I have no idea what to do. I submitted all my computer's info when I signed up but i you need me to re post it just let me know. Please help!

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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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I'm not sure if this is in the right area or not.

I had my laptop on and running fine for a few hours accumulatively (because I did put it in sleep mode ocasionally) last night and then one time I turned it off and when I turned it back on it lit up but nothing came up on the screen.

I turned it back off by holding down the power button and decided to let it cool down. Later I turned it back on and it was working fine seemingly and then it would "turn off" because the screen went black but the lights were still on. Then it would refuse to turn on for a while. I let it set overnight and I turned it on and it seemed to work again but then it did that thing I mentioned where the screen goes black but the lights are still on and it won't turn back on now. Well, it will turn on because the lights will be on but nothing will show on the screen.

I also think there might be a chance there is a virus on it. My alert keeps popping up and telling me that there is but it says it's quarantined and infected or something. I don't really know how to explain it.

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Hello again.

I recently purchased my parts and monitor about a few months back. I have a Samsung Syncmaster 226BW. It is in good condition and when it works, it works very well.

However, there are times when I start my PC, my monitor will only display content for a few minutes until it just turns black (and other times pink). The power button on the monitor says it's still on and not hibernating or turned off. I would then have to restart my computer to bring back the display. And it always works the second time I start my PC if this problem occurs.

Also, when it turns black or pink, I blindly type the restart sequence (windows key -> up arrow -> left key twice, ctrl+alt+delete doesn't restart my PC). Once it starts to restart the computer, often times the mouse arrow appears in front of the black/pink screen. Just thought it was unusual.

Does any of you have an answers for this? I updated my monitor driver but I forgot if I updated my video card driver to the most recent update. I am going to do that now. But I really want to know if there are any other solutions?

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I do not have the Blue screen, but the Black screen that just shows up when I turn on my laptop along with the cursor.
Can anyone likely help please with this? Calling all experts! Trust me I did my due diligence and researched the incident, removed battery and plug, USB, held power button for 30 seconds, restarted the laptop, all to no avail.
Anyone up to help with this and if there's another way to fix the issue? It would be appreciated

A:Laptop when turning on Only shows Black screen and Cursor

Can anyone please help? It is Lenovo thinkpad

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Hey Guys,
Recently a week ago, I watched a movie and put my dell ultrabook to sleep, the next day, when i started it up, The laptop started giving out three beeps, Then i took it to my local service center who said that the motherboard was faulty, I didn't seem to believe them, so i disassembled the laptop and replaced the cmos battery, after an overnight capacitor drain.

The laptop finally started, and i was met with the dell logo, I tried tapping F2/F12 to no avail, then a black screen appeared mentioning "PXE-ROM : Exiting PXE ROM", This screen comes very rarely, Only after 12 hours of cmos drain. I can't seem to access windows, My hard drive is well working.Any help would be appreciated 

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Few month ago motherboard of my 7720 inspiron decided to pass away. suddenly the laptop had turned on and when plugging the AC adapter the blue light indicator turned off. I've understood that the motherboard is broken (after discussing with some technicians as well). recently I've purchased new motherboard and hopped that my laptop will be back to life but it won't...
after replacing with the new motherboard the light indicators are turning on and even the quick access buttons are turning on as well but the screen remains black and blank without the fan working! I've tried the following:
1. turning off the laptop and pressing the power button for 15-20 sec without power plugged in.
it helped but the windows logo got freeze and after rebooting the laptop once again it has returned to the same black and blank position.
2. display check (long pressing D) is OK.
3. I've even ran the diagnostics check and it's OK as well. 
can it be just a bios update issue?
please help me!

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fter upgrading to Win 10 Home from 8.1 and even after clean install of Win 10 Home, I get intermittent almost black screen without cursor. Programs running, like browser video continue producing sound without glitch. Ctrl-Alt Del does not work but Fn-F7 turns the LCD backlight off (darker black screen) and pressing again turns it on with video restored. The problem will recur from 2 seconds to a day later. Driver errors in Generic PNP Monitor (present in Safe Mode) and Bluetooth have been corrected by uninstalling and scanning for new hardware, but problem persists. Both sfc and dism completed without changing anything.
Win 10 Home 10.0.10586 Build 10586
AMI UEFI v. 208 (latest)
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
16 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4600
SanDisk 250 GB SSD

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My lenovo Yoga 700 is turning on with a black screen and a continuos beep. I have reset the battery and also left it out and held down the power button for 30 seconds and plugged it back in. I have reseatted the RAM and SSD. I have tried booting with the SSD not inserted and I still get the same error. I have no clue where the CMOS battery is on this MB, I have read that it is replaced by two super conducters? If so how do I go about resetting it if that might help. Let me know if anyone has any ideas desperate at this point thanks!

A:Lenovo Yoga 700: turning on with a black screen and a continuos beep

I have a Yoga 710-11, from yesterday do the same thing, except sound, mine make no sound. I too unplug battery And wifi. Turn on but only black screen, nothing more. I start figuring it's a BIOS update installed in background, because i was working Good, suddenly make a noise, and turn off. And now don't start. 

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Hello, my Lenovo y500 laptop has not been working properly after normal shutdown (with fast boot on win8.1 enabled). After plugging AC adapter, laptop turned on by itself (I didn't press power button) but nothing appears on the screen - I hear quite loud fan from inside. So the screen is black, it doesn't even show 'Lenovo' logo. What's more, I can't even turn the laptop off by hitting power button! I can only do that by unplugging AC... Did someone experience such things?

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Hey I have Ideapad 500-15ISK . Surprised that the new notebook can't start properly. After power on, it kept in the black screen and can't go to Windows 10. (The power button light is on). i read about some solution like(unplug the AC adapter and take out the battery. Then, you push the power button 10 times in a row at one second intervals. Next, you push and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Then you put the battery back in and push the power button) but my laptop has built-in batterywhat can i do ?????????????????????

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Hello to all  I have a Lenovo yoga Pro 2 and i have a big Problem!!!!!!!! The notebook dont turn on and the power button and the Keyboard are blinking and the Screen is black ..... I tryit to remove the Battery and the BIOS Battery too , power button pushed about 20-30 secs and then i tryed to turn it on  again but i still have the same Problem ...... Any Hints  or Solutions please  Thanks !!!!!!

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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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My laptop (Lenovo Windows 10) screen wont turn on. When I turn on my computer the screen is black but it flickers with a lighter black. The computer seems to work (as it?s able to charge my phone) but the screen isn?t turning on and it?s flickering black with black. When I plug in the charger the charger blinker blinks now and then, and when I take it out it beeps 1 once (1.5-2 seconds long). The charger is new. Previously maybe three or four years ago I dropped it once and it had some problems but I got it fixed two years ago. I hadn?t had any trouble with it.

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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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I am having trouble with VLC. In various parts of the movie (any movie) VLC has started going black. I would find that I had to close VLC restart and move it to where I was before. This happens from anywhere to every 5-20mins. It has just recently started doing this. Can anything be done about this problem? Thanks alot.

A:VLC keeps turning black

VLC is normally a trouble-free, reliable media player...
but, needless to say there seems to be a glitch in yours...
could be a corruption in one of it's files.

How about do a clean uninstall of the one you have and then a reinstall.

Download v0.8.6

If the problem persists, you could visit their Forums and do a Search or ask a question.

VideoLAN Forums

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Hey guys, I'm having a problem with my monitor turning black. It seems to happen when watching movies/playing games but it's happened randomly a couple of times just by minimizing a window etc. The monitor isn't actually turning off because it's still bright and the light is still on. My computer isn't crashing as I can still hear sound and If i turn the monitor on and off it fixes it for a few minutes. I hooked up a second monitor and set it to duel view and the second monitor doesn't turn black when the other one does. It seems to be really random. Sometimes happening every few minutes when watching a movie and sometimes not for an hour. I tried reinstalling video drivers but that didn't help and I figured it wouldn't because the other monitor doesn't turn black.

What do you think, anything I can do or is my monitor on it's way out? Thanks.

A:Monitor turning black.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. So, these are my problems described in the title. I cannot change desktop from black, only can set a picture as a background.

When I am in pictures folder for example, I see blank or black thumbnails.
When I right click and go to personalize, I can see black themes instead of actual pictures.

I tried almost everything.
- reinstalling video driver
- clearing thumbnail from disk cleanup
- resetting dwm.exe
- going into safemode and then restaring into normal windows
- I tried fixing shell by using "fixshell"
- clearing & repairing registry errors
- ran an error checker
- ran a file checker

I have Microsoft Office 2010 - I heard that it could be the issue, but maybe I am not right, anyway...

I attached a print screen photo.

And, I am hopeless, any help please? Thanks

A:Windows 7 black screen, black or blank thumbnails, and black desktop themes

I noticed you're not running Aero. Click on last item, left side - "Troubleshoot problems with transparency...."

Office 2010 should not be a factor here. Public pics folder is empty - it should have sample pics in it.

Validate your OS installation - Genuine Microsoft Software

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I'm getting the black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) on Windows Vista.

What happens:
The system powers on.
Start windows normally
Windows splash screen
-> Black screen <-

What I can do:
I CAN enter BIOS and have reset the default settings.
I CAN press F8 to give me advanced boot options, but all options have the same result, apart from "Repair your computer".
I CAN load the "Repair your computer" option.
I CAN move the mouse around the screen.
I CAN press shift 5 times to get a dialogue to appear, but no control panel.
I CAN press the power button to shut down the system.
I CAN start up in safe mode, which is exactly the same, but with lower resolution.

I CANNOT seem to do anything else.

However, there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive:

I CAN use MSDaRT or the System Recovery Tool.
I CAN use the hard drive as an external USB hard drive on another machine.

What I've tried:
Startup Repair - Could not detect a problem.
System Restore - No restore points.
Windows Complete PC Restore - A valid restore location could not be found.
Windows Memory Diagnostics - No errors.
SFC Scan - No problems.
Stand alone system sweeper - No problems.
Hotfix Uninstall - Nothing to uninstall.

I also COULD do a partial or full "Packard Bell Recovery", which is essentially like reinstalling windows. I DO NOT want to do this.

I'm sure this is just a simple software issue real... Read more

A:Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

I think I saw this post aver at Toms but I also think you gave some additional info.
I think what may be going on it during the switch from the windows low res video driver to the driver used in normal mode.

Since you can get into safe mode try to go to device manager.
Start|right click computer|properties|device manager.
Look in the display adapter.
Is there a yellow exclamation mark there?
Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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Well, I've been trying to figure out the problem but I fail... I've made tons of forum threads on different forums and they just tell me that I have to update some BIOS thing, I'm not computer expert, so I don't know.

Then I asked a computer guy on STEAM and he said to try a fresh install of windows, but I already have windows 7 Home premium from the (irl)store.
After trying to update the BIOS I've only failed, I've failed and failed.

This happens on DiRT Showdown too, and Call OF duty Blackops 2.
Please help me, I have not updated any drivers since I got it in summer 2012. Please help

-AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
-CPU speed: 3.1Ghz
-Ram: 8.2gb
-OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
-Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

Thanks I hope someone can help me out, I really wanna try out black ops 2. Thanks!

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I have no gaming knowledge but where did you get your copy of the Black ops 2 software?

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I know only very basic editing software for images. I have a black logo where I need the words to be dark blue.

Can someone help me?

A:Turning a black logo into color

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Why was my page remains black after turning my computer?

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I got the following email from a friend and have never heard of such a thing..nor can I find anything about this particular problem when I search the net.

"It looks like my monitor is about to go out. At the 2 upper corners, it's just black, and they keep getting worse by the hour. Now I'm getting the same problem with the bottom, it's like a 'creeping' that turns the screen just black at the edges and works its way in. At this rate, it will probably be unusable within the next couple of days."

What might be the problem? He has a Dell LCD. Not sure of the model or how old it is. I'm wondering if its the video card or something else?

Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can tell him what to check.

A:monitor turning black at edges

As a representative of Dell, I can safely say your friend should contact hardware warranty support to see if that monitor can be replaced. If this hasn't been taken care of, you can have him use my team's support email here, and have him put ATTN:John in the subject line. I can then check the warranty status on that monitor and see if we can replace it.

Dell Customer Advocate

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I'm having a weird problem, like everytime i open up mutiple windows and either scroll down or switch between windows the window turns black and i cant see anything in the window. it doesnt matter whether its a program window, browser window, or even an ebook when it turns black , and then i minimise the window and then bring it back up and its fine again. but itll keep doing this on and off the whole time and is getting annoying,so iwas wondering if anyone knows whats causing this. ill show an example pic below:

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I have a HP Pavilion 27xi that will randomly turn black and unresponsive.  The way to make it work again is to unplug it from the power source and plug it back in.  When I have gone to reset the monitor to factory settings nothing happens.   

A:HP Pavilion 27xi keeps turning black

Of course, I too am having problems with my "HP Pavilion 27xi IPS LED Backlit Monitor". The screen going black for about two minutes and comes back for about 15 minutes. I used a different monitor and it worked fine. A new power brick didn't stop the "cut to black" problem either. All the power/hibernate/sleep functions are set to never. The power light goes out and won't come back on until the screen comes back. This leads me to believe the problem is in the monitor. I also believe it is related to the power section but not the power brick. When it is up, there is nothing to idicate that there is a problem.

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