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Satellite A500-132 powers on but screen stays black

Q: Satellite A500-132 powers on but screen stays black

Toshiba Satellite A500-132, Windows 7 So 2 days ago while my laptop was turned on i closed the lid, packed it and took it with me. 1 hour later had to use it so i opened the lid tried to power on. It did but screen was black and i could hear no sound of functionality. Searched the web for a solution and i powered laptop off, removed power cord,battery,rams and hdd. Then kept pressing the ON button for greater than 30 seconds. Reconnected everything and laptop booted windows normally. Last night it happened again and this time the same procedure doesn't seem to fix the situation. This whole things looks very bizzare, never heard of anything similar, i hope you can help! Also, could a cmos rtc battery problem cause such a problem?

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Hello

I wonder if any one could help me please, I have a Toshiba Satellite A500 1GL PSAR9E,
I only have back screen and no text visible at all during boot up or after but I do hear windows log on tune though,
I believe this issue was due to having to dirty shut down the laptop a few times due to USB phone connection causing an issue while connected after this I suddenly started getting distorted graphics they were gong crazy screwing up the whole screen making it unreadable and then blank/Black, I could only calm the picture down by holding the mouse pointer down but this only worked a couple of times and I'm not sure why?

I tried to fix HD by removing and scanning and checking for bad sectors on other pc but this did not really find any thing but after reinstalling HD I was able to stabilize the picture for a while until I updated graphics driver that is! then suddenly no picture at all, now all is black but screen lit, if you know what I mean! and also no text at boot up due to black screen of death!.
Also tried removing memory sticks one at a time but this no change, tried new hard drive still no text just black light so could not proceed.

So to summarise, can't see any thing at all just black light on screen and because of this F2 boot to bios is not available and obviously F8 safe mode not available so cant deal with any graphic issues, Basically looks like I have bricked my laptop so to speak!
That is unless any one here can shed some light on the subje... Read more

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Hello anyone who can help!

I have a Lenovo Laptop Thinkpad Edge E520 8GB RAM, Intel CPU B960 Pentium Processor 2.2GHZ

Recently when I have powered up my laptop it occasionally doesn't load properly, the screen stays black. You can hear the laptop working fine but you cannot see anything.

This happens once or twice a week, I usually hold on the power button for 5 seconds, then reboot and it resumes my hibernate settings as usual

Could this be because I always hibernate my laptop?

Can someone please explain what might be causing this problem and how I go about fixing it?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Laptop powers on but screen stays black?

Thats a fairly new laptop as i have the edge 530.ive never put any of my computers on hibernate so im not sure if that why its doing that. it sounds like either a power supply problem, a screen problem, or a harddrive problem.or rarely the motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere and have it checked out then you will know for sure and go from there.if you have an external monitor you can try and see if anything shows up on it. if so or even if the other monitor is black i would still start with the screen first as the problem.
 

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OK so this is the main problem: http://500screenflicker.weebly.com/

Any ideas?

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I just seem to be having all of the problems with my MSI GT80S Titan. A while back, I spilled kool-aid on its keyboard and likely fried the LED circuit on it. That issue has since been taken care of and the laptop has been running fine since. Except for today.

Last night, I was using it fine. Everything was working great, no signs of overheating or anything. I power it off, while keeping it plugged in, and this morning I come to turn it on and the power LED turns on, the light strip turns on, and the fans whirl up. But, the screen stays dark and my USB mouse that's plugged in doesn't light up either. I tried the reset button, but that didn't work. I reseated the RAM, nothing. I only booted up with one RAM card installed, nope.

I really have no clue why it's doing this. Maybe it just hates me. I could probably do an RMA, but I don't want to have to do that unless something broke... Which would be very odd because this device is barely 4 months old.
 

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Hi,

I have a HP ZE1210 notebook which is about 3 years old now. I replaced the motherboard and cpu.

Before replacement, the computer would not charge a battery, and when the power button was pressed, it would turn on for about 1 second, then immediately shut off.

When I first booted up the laptop after replacing the parts, it booted fine and started to load XP Pro. The computer froze on the "Loading Windows XP" part of boot, and I had to restart it.

Now, when I turn on the laptop, the CPU fan comes on, the hard drive indicator blinks, and the power stays on, but the CPU fan stops within 5 seconds, and the screen never turns on. Also, the hard drive access indicator does not light again after the first 2 seconds. It appears to do absolutely nothing, but stays on. The battery charges fine, and all the regular indicator lights seem to be working.

I am wondering what the problem may be, since the first time I booted with the new parts it seemed to work?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Hello! C:

My Satellite A500-1F7 doesn't start up anymore- when I try to turn it on, the Toshiba-logo appears, but a few seconds later, the screen goes completely blank. If I press F2 while the logo is still shown on screen, the setup menu opens. F12 works as well.

At first I thought my laptop just needed a new battery, since it had been urging me to change it for quite some time and the battery-led was out. Now I got a new battery - still doesn't work.
If anybody has an idea, what the reason might be or what I could do to fix it, please help me!
Sadly, I am a total computer-noob.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read all this!

A:Satellite A500-1F7 - after Toshiba-logo the screen goes completely blank

Oh my gosh!
*Update:* The CPU fan suddenly turned on, so I decided to wait and see. After about an hour, a loading bar and "? Microsoft Corporation" appeared on the screen. Also, my laptop made very high-pitched bleeping noises. And now, another 37 minutes later, it seems to be back to normal.
*PATIENCE DID THE TRICK!!*

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16328 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (178 GB Free); E: 931 GB (898 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, H81M-P33 (MS-7817)
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Antimalware, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello there,

So as the title says, I'm having some problems with my computer. I bought it about 4 weeks ago, and no issues with it other than when I try to play an MMO that would make the graphics card work. The graphics card that is installed in the computer was separately bought and installed, so I'm thinking it might be conflict issues with the card, but I don't know.

The way it happens is, I run the games, I can play for anything from a minute, to 15mins and then my screen says it has disconnected from the image, goes black, and I can hear my computer restart, but my screen stays black. I have to manually power off and back on for my screen to start showing images again. Once restarted i get the "Problem Event Name: Bluescreen" thing.

It's really annoying since I just bought GW2 and I can't play properly any help would be appreciated.

Also, in the Action Center it's said that my Nvidia Graphics Card has stopped working or crashed, multiple times, naming the exact times my computer crashed.. which is why I believe it has to do with my card.

A:BlueScreen playing MMO's. Screen Goes Black, Restarts and Stays Black

Code:
BugCheck 116, {fffffa800cf0e010, fffff88010aee630, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+ade630 )

Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue Oct 02 19:21:13 2012 (506B3099)
Follow these steps:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Overclocking -
I recommend if you are overclocking any hardware, that you reset these values within the BIOS to their default values in order to increase the stability of your system.

Please run the following tests for your graphics card and RAM:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run Memtest86+ for least 7-8 passes, and preferrly overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.

Graphics Card:Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Read all the steps within the hardware test tutorials very carefully,... Read more

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 Lenovo G570Model 4334 Hi Whenever i switch on my laptop it stays on the Lenovo start up screen for about 30 seconds, and then powers off. During the 30 seconds the laptop fans runs louder than usual but nothing else happens. Ocassionally it does get past that stage but then takes a long time on the 'starting windows' screen. I've used the onekey recovery to return it to my backup and even returned it to the factory settings but the problem persists. I'm unsure of what to next and how the problem can be solved. Any Suggestions? Thanks.

A:Lenovo G570 - Stays on Lenovo start up screen, then powers off

try to load safe mode when you see lenovo logo at start-up. ( f8 )if it works, press f8 again to load "last known good configuration"otherwise, check your ram sticks ( remove/replace/swap ) and check if your hdd is working properly.do you have any heating issue by the way? did you make changes recently?

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I recently tried to turn on my computer. It appears to power up, but there's nothing on the screen. I tried running the LCD test (power + D) and see the flashing colors so screen appears to be working.  Tried to run the POST (?) test (power + Fn) and can hear lots of beeping, but I cannot see anything on the screen. At one point early on, I must have pressed something to turn on the verbal assistance, because it was reading to me. That has stopped, though. Any suggestions for a fix?  I'm on a work trip overseas, so I'm not able to hook it up to an external monitor to see if that works.  Thanks in advance for any advice.

A:Xps 13 black screen but powers up

Hi Sarah,
i got similar issue with my xps 13.
It powers up,but nothing on a screen.
lcd test is ok, but i was unable to run power+fn.
do u see any front led flashing?
PS.Dell support still has not reply to me yet.
useless!!

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I turn on my sony vaio all in one desk top, the green power light comes on, and i hear it starting but only get a black screen. I can't get into it to diagnose the problem

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    I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 that is out of warranty. I bought it in 2013.  With that out o' the way, my Lenovo Yoga 13's screen stays black even when the power is on...I see no Lenovo logo or anything AND the laptop keeps restarting on its own, so it is stuck in restart mode, with the screen staying black the whole time.  This laptop has been doing this (black screen even though power is on and shuts off and restarts on its own) for about 6 months now....(Jan 2017-June 3, 2017 as of this writing). This laptop works WHEN IT WANTS TO EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE, BUT NOT OFTEN.  I turned the laptop on now, and I'm typing on it now, **BUT when it doesn't work, which is most of the time**, it shows a black screen (I see nothing on the screen) even with the power on and constantly restarts on its own. Is this hardware issue a motherboard problem or a screen issue specifically? Specifically, is it the motherboard that needs to be fixed on this Yoga 13 or is it a screen issue? If it's a motherboard issue that needs to be fixed, how much would it cost? Or If it's a screen issue, how much would that cost to fix? Any help on this is much needed! 

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Today, my new Lenovo P52 arrived. It started like a charm, but I want to use Linux, so I enteredBIOS configuration via F1 key during boot and switched off EFI. The USB stick appeared in the bootmenu called up via F12, but Linux failed to load from it. Again, I entered BIOS config and changedthinks. After saving, the reset would end with a black screen, the LEDs in the Esc and F1 keys lighted. Turning off (pressing the power button) and on again: No splash screen, nothing displayed on the screen. A BIOS setting seems to cause the notebook to fail booting, even to fail showing up the splash screen andsuggesting to press some special key. Any way to return to a working BIOS configuration and unbrick the new P52? Kind regards, Ernst

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my screen stays black and shows the mouse icon and won't load my home screen?

A:my home screen won't load up my screen stays black and shows the mouse

Hello,

Try booting the PC into Safe Mode. Start your computer in safe mode

If successfully able to boot into Safe Mode try running a System Restore back to a date when it was working properly

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Hello everybody, today my laptop has become blind. Let me explain:

My laptop was purchased in 2007
Specs:
Alienware m9750
Dual nvidia 7950 go
Dual core 2.0
2 gigs of ram
80 gb harddrive

So here's what happened, today I was watch s movie on netflix when suddenly my screen goes black. Though I had crashed but my laptop was still on and the sound was still going. restarted, and the initial screen was slightly pixellated and garbled. Which has now made my laptop permanent garbled and pixely. After the windows logo. My screen goes black, but I am still hear the windows start up sound. I found that I am able to click on some music files on my desktop that are able to play, so this is a video issue. I reboot in safe mode which works this time figure to disable and uninstall the videocard drivers. I restart and I'm able to use my pc somewhat normally( still garbled). Reinstalled the nvidia drivers then halfway through says: error install failed or something, it happen really fast then crashed, tried restarting atleast 20 times in safe mode but it freezes up after it tries to load partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

All of the other options for start up(even last settings to work) the screen goes black after the windows logo. I have tried tinkering with the bios but it doesn't help. Its basically being blind using a computer. So I'm wondering if there is anyway to possibly blindly open up command prompt and possibly disable or uninstall the drivers from there, I'm ab... Read more

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So my hP g62 laptop starts up but the screen displays nothing. I've tried hard resetting multiple times but still nothing. I can hear the fans going and the lights come on. The charger port light is red as well as the wifi toggle button. The caps lock button blinks once every second.

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hey i have just been given a computer and when given was working but would freeze nearly all the time, so i formatted it and it still froze alonmg the way, i have just recently changed the ram and it has not work so i put the old stick back in and it wont work at all now, the screen just stays black, please help
 

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Hi,  My hp chromebook model 14-x030nr screen will not turn on. the battery light next to the AC plug blinks non stop with a white light.  The power light is on and doesn't flash.  I have tryed holding the power button down.  I have tryed unpluging and disconecting the battery and holding the power button.  I have tryed holding the power button and the reload button at the same time.  I have tryed holding the power + reload + Esc buttons at the same time.  Nothing seems to get the screen to come back on.  What is my next move?

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So my laptop powered on and I hear the fan and everything sounds normal, up until when the option to type in my password should appear. At first, there was no screen to type in my password. Now, there's the Windows logo, but the cursor doesn't move and there's no box to type in my password.

I tried a quick google and people suggested unplugging the adapter, taking out the battery, and pressing the ON button for 15-60 seconds. I did that and all it did was have the Windows logo pop up. I've tried booting it in safe mode, but nothing shows up.

So I tried step 3 from this page: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03518165&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en but pressing F10 didn't take me to the BIOS settings. The only option was to press enter, and it led me to options such as system restore or fixing the hardware.

Now this lets me see the screen perfectly fine, so what's going on? I can only see the screen here, but not on normal boot up or safe mode. I tried a system restore but that did not work. I'm currently in the VAIO Recovery Center and I ran a Quick Test and nothing was wrong. So I just did a "hard disk verify and repair" and it said it found something wrong but repaired it. I just restarted and still nothing, just a black screen with the Windows logo, no box to type in my password and the cursor can't move.

Do I need to get something replaced or what? Oh and this laptop is about 5 years old. If I nee... Read more

A:Laptop powers on, but screen is black

What operating system to you have? Windows 7? 8?

It sounds like the hardware is functioning, but something for Windows is corrupt. I had the exact same problem on a computer a couple of weeks ago.

I had a Windows on my flash drive, plugged it in, and choose to use startup repair to fix the problem. Ironically in my case, it said it failed, but it did fix the problem.

If you don't have a Windows disc, in your recovery settings, you should be able to choose startup repair. Sounds like upon booting the computer, you have to press enter. Not sure where to go from there on your computer. Can you provide all the options you see from that screen or see if you can find? Also, what is the make and model of your pc?
 

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My son has a Lenovo G580 running Win 8.  He uninstalled McAfee AV which completed and indicated a reboot was required. He rebooted and Win 8 did not start.  Has a black screen.  Power lights come on and I can hear the fan running.  When powering up, there is a quick noise from the DVD drive being engaged, but then no other noise -- just the fan. 
 
I was going to try to use a recovery disk, but he does not have one.  Can one be created using a Win 7 machine?
 
Help!!
 
Tom

A:Laptop powers up to a black screen

It's a good point about using the Windows 7 system repair disk for Windows 8. I do not know if that has been tried before or even if it is possible. Both use the BCD store for booting. But because this happened after Mcafee was uninstalled, I think it has affected more than just the boot files. I googled and found other people had the same problem of a blank screen after an uninstall.
 
Try the following first.
 
Remove the power cord and battery. Press the power button for 30 seconds. Attach the power cord but leave the battery out. Power up the computer.
 
Are there any files that need to be recoverd from the laptop?
 
Levono has a button that will start the factory reset process. It's called the NOVO button and looks like a little arrow. I am not sure where it is on your computer but if you do a factory reset, all files that were put on the computer after purchase will be deleted so do not do this until you have recovered all of your files.

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trouble started today... fan was whining so checked it and rebooted, got some bad beeps(7 then 1 long 2 short i think), rebooted again and it booted fine but fan was barely turning so powered off and bought new fan, put it in... started booting, fan started, it was checking drives and then just powered off...

took the opportunity to get new case and power supply and put everything together again... same problem

disconnected all but the motherboard... same problem

would love to hear that this could be something other than a fried mobo...
 

A:no boot, black screen, powers itself off

Sounds to me that you have a short circuit that is grounding your MoBo (where it shouldn't be grounded)

make sure that you did not install any standoffs where they don't belong. remove your mobo from the case, verify that your standoffs are in the right spots for your mobo and form factor. the holes that your mobo should have mounting screws in will have a metal ring around them, if it doesn't, then dont use a mounting screw or metal standoff there (you can use a plastic standoff if you want)

before reinstalling the mobo, try "table testing" it first...boot up without mounting it in your case to verify that everything works before installing it
 

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trouble started today... fan was whining so checked it and rebooted, got some bad beeps(7 then 1 long 2 short i think), rebooted again and it booted fine but fan was barely turning so powered off and bought new fan, put it in... started booting, fan started, it was checking drives and then just powered off...

took the opportunity to get new case and power supply and put everything together again... same problem

disconnected all but the motherboard... same problem

would love to hear that this could be something other than a fried mobo...
 

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Alright... Now I seem to have another problem with my set up. It powers on, all the lights work, fans work... but nothing shows on screen and I don't hear any beeps. I've made sure the system speaker is connected correctly.

Here is a list of everything I have connected.

keyboard

* XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

* CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

* ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
* AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT55TFBGRBOX

* CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
I've disconnected everything else. I even tried both sticks of memory, one at a time.
 

A:New build - powers on, black screen

start with trouble shooting the "BIG FOUR"
MOBO
RAM
Graphic card
Proccessor

in this case i suggest reset the graphic card and make sure all connections are seated well after that if it dosent work you could fix it by swaping the Graphic card with a different one to determine if its a GC issue .

one question you see black screen ? do you even get to see the bois menu or nothing at all?
 

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Hey everyone, sorry if this is posted in the wrong area.I juat bought a Z50-70 and had the mainboard repalced with a new one. I did this because it had a black screen on power up and shut down after around 20 seconds. Now with the new mainboard, iy is still doing the same thing. I've tried changing the RAM, Display, HDD and tried the reset but still it has the same issue. Can anyone help please???

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I've had this before but can't remember what I did to stop it
It Is exactly like you pull the dvi/hdmi lead out of monitor/gpu everything still working i.e. if playing video on youtube it carries on playing just no picture.
I think it was something to do with Intel's built in gpu, but I have disabled it everywhere I can think of bios, device manager etc.
Can anyone through some light on this please as it's startingto annoy me now

My rig specs in sig.

A:Random black screen, rig stays on !!

When does this occur? At random? Only when videos/games are playing? Also, what is the exact behavior? Is the monitor giving off behavior as if it has lost its video source, like an error saying the source was lost or it is switching through different connections to find one? Can you tell if your system is locked up, or if it's still accepting your input? The best way to determine thsi is to have the display lost when playing a video, then pressing a key to stop/start playback.

If the monitor is acting like it's not connected to the PC, then it can be a bad video port on your card, a bad/loose video cable, or the monitor itself has a bad port or is just plain bad. You will want to start with potential physical suspects before dabbling with software. Have you tried actually running the video through your onboard video (make sure to enable it and stuff of course) instead of your graphics card and see if that worked?

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Yo.

Well, here's my problem; I've recently upgraded my Graphics card, Ram and Motherboard, and whenever I switch the power on, all the fans start up, but nothing appears on the screen. I unfortunately have no other DDR2 ram, PCIE cards or a motherboard that TAKES PCIE >.< So I can't test any of the components on their own, plus the motherboard has no on-board graphics.

I've had a look at the POST guide, and nothing from there appears to work. I've also tried disconnecting everything except the ram, graphs card and CPU, but again no change. Could it be that my Ram is faulty/incompatable? Fauly Graphics card? I know my CPU works because I've tried it in another computer, and it runs fine.

Any help would be appreciated. (It might take me a while to reply, sorry if that's the case.)

Specs:

MotherBoard: Asus P5B SE

LGA775, intel P965 + ICH8, Intel Core2 Quad-core CPU FSB 1333, Dual-ch DDR2 800, 6x SATA 3Gb/s, Gb lan, 6-ch HD audio, crash-free BIOS3, EZFlash2, Q-fan.​
PSU: EZCool ATX-450 JSP (450W)

CPU: Intel P4 3.2 Ghz

Ram: LD 1Gb PC-800 64*8 16c

1 GB DDR2 PC2-6400 DIMM 240 PIN 800Mhz​
Graphics card: ATI Radion Para-Souls x1650

PCIE 512mb 128BIT DDR2​
 

A:All fans come on, but screen stays black.

HDD seems to be active, and the drive reads the disk. I tried clearing the CMOS, no luck. Sorry, RMA?

Also, I have a 20 to 24 pin extention on my PSU, would that effect it?
 

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hello, this is ecobill. i am new in the neighborhood. I know a little about computers (enough to be dangerous); so, I need help once in while. Whenever I have trouble it is never the normal problems.
Because I lost the printer drivers and USB drivers on my present computer when I updated to XP Service pack 2 and I have been able to install them from any locaton.

I have received a used, but more updated computer. I was told it worked, but there was no rack for the hard drives that matched the screw holes. I adapted an old rack and when I turn on the power with the monitor attached, there is nothing but a black screen. The power supply appears Ok, because some of the lights come on; the hard drive is running; and the fans come on the motherboard and video card. The monitor is OK because I used it on another older computer. Also when I just unplug the monitor from the video card, the screen comes on. I tried another older video card in one of the shorter card slots, but it did work either.
Any ideas out there? Thanks
 

A:Monitor Screen stays black

Monitor stays black

I don't know how to reset the cmos unless you mean to pull the battery. I don't know about the BIOS bus for the video (I can't see any BIOS) settings. I removed the original AGP video card that I thought might be a problem and I put an older working video card (Trident) in another PCI slot and this made no difference. I pulled the RAM chips to clean the connections and reset all cables. I disconnected the CD drive, the floppy drive, and later the hard drive after checking each situation indiviudally, but this made no difference.

Another problem (may be related) is the on-off switch does not control anything. I have to use the toggle switch in the back. I checked the wire connection from the switch to the motherboard (Intel D845BG) and it looked OK.
Thanks
 

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After the screensaver automatically turns off the display (after 20 minutes), the screen STAYS black, no matter what I do it won't turn back on. I have pressed buttons on the keyboard, mouse, and turned the display on and off. I have to hard reset my computer... it sucks man! What is going on? I looked in the power options and sleep is on 'never' and turn off hard disk is on 'never'. I was looking for hypernation, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I deleted my hybernation files a while back because they were taking up space and I never had used it.

This has just started fairly recent, when I got my new video card (eVGA 9800GTX+ 512MB) it started doing it, but that is around the same time I deleted my hybernation files, that is why I suspect it, but I can't find anywhere to enable or disable it. I checked in power settings under advanced and it isn't there.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

What's going on? I need help, this is driving me nuts, I am hard resetting my computer almost every day because of this. I don't want to shut off automatic display shutoff because my Acer X191W monitor gets hot and I like it to cool down when the screen gets shut off. (In the past I had this same model of monitor burn up on me, don't know why, but I suspect heat. This thing gets really warm after a couple hours. They sent me a new one for free then, but my warranty is up now.)

Help please,
Thanks,

Bushpilot
 

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I would have to agree that deleting your hybernation files is probably the cause. Since they are only needed if you allow your computer to hibernate, there must be another step to shutting it off. It does seem like you checked the right places though. I would assume it would be in your power settings.

You might want to check you BIOS though. If it's disabled there, I'd think you'd be ok.

GL
 

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I have a ASUS Lmaborghini VX2S for reference.

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Thank you for your time.
 

A:Computer Screen Stays Black

Is explorer.exe running when you look at the processes?
If it is, end the process.
Next press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up Task Manager, and then go to File \ New Task (Run) and type in explorer into the run box.
Does your desktop appear?
 

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I got a new graphics card today (GTS 450) and I slotted it in, when I start it up the screen stays black, however, if I leave it for 20 seconds or so I can hear the windows start up sound.. I know my screen isnt gone because I've connected it to my laptop and it works fine. I have the Blue and White cable plugged in my monitor and my computer and still nothing, thanks.

A:Computer screen stays black

Do you get any signs of "life" (like the BIOS Info screen etc)
If so it's probably a driver issue (did you remove the old drivers before the switch) ?

If not, there are IMHO only 5 possibilities:
#1 The card wasn't seated properly -- reseat it
#2 The card draws more power than your PSU can handle -- get a better PSU
#3 you forgot to connect the extra power cable --connect it
#4 you bend one or more pins in the video cable -- replace
#5 The card is defective -- RMA

-DG

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Every time this has happened in the past I have gone into the case, disconnected all outside cables, the video card, the battery on the motherboard, and occasionally other things as well, sort of haphazardly. I let the thing sit for a while and then plugged everything back in and after maybe one or two iterations of this process the thing eventually booted up.

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A:Screen stays black at all times

Yes replace the old power supply and back up everything important to you. Get those old hard drives replaced ASAP. They are slowing your system down at the very least
 

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WHAT IS REALLY THE PROBLEM?...IS IT THE WINDOWS OR MY HDD?

BTW EITHER OF THE TWO SAFE MODES ARE FREEZING WHEN I HIT "ENTER",
I'VE ALREADY CHECKED THE BIOS BUT IT SEEMS IT DETECTS ALL OF MY HARDWARE.

any help will be appreciated,thanks.

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Hey,

Iv just installed a new CPU into my vista PC and now my screen says black. The PC sounds as if it is loading up like usual but my PC screen stays off as if my PC was off.

I even turned my screen off and on again but said it wasnt reciving a signal.

What should I do?

Thanks,
James.
 

A:Iv just installed a new CPU but my PC screen stays black

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Hi there fellas.

I have had my comp for about 3-4 years. I have never had any problems but this week when I turned it on the screen remained black and said "no signal". Obviously there is no output from the graphics card and I have tried a second moniter which also failed. Im almost certain that this is a hardware problem.

When the PC boots up, the LED's on the flash card drives and floppy drive are permenently on. However, when the PC was working these lights would flash briefly and then go off while the boot sequence continued.

I have opened the case and turned the power on. The CPU fan and PSU fan are both spinning but the fan on the graphics card is not. The two DVD drives both work but there is still nothing on the screen.
Im not sure if the hard-drives have power because they are quite hidden.

Im am unsure of how to proceed. I thought I would seek some advice before physically taking it to a specialist.

My PC:

ADVENT T9202
Intel Pentium 4 HT Processor 550 3.4 Ghz
Motherboard - MS 7046
Seagate ST3200822AS 200GB SATA - HD
Seagate ST3200822AS 200GB SATA - HD
1024 DDR Memory - PC3200 (2 x 512Mb)
ATi Radeon X600Pro 256Mb PCI Express
Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio (Azalia)
Artec DHM-G48 16X DVD-ROM
Pioneer DVR-108DB DVDRW

Thanks for spending the time to read this.
Any advice whatsoever would be great.
 

A:Pc powers up but there is no display on the screen, its permenently black.

Hi, I have the exact same issue as yourself. Strange how they have happened at the same time too. So far I aint got anywhere with finding the solution. Will get some info from someone I know tommorrow. Will post here if theres any developments. Hope you could do the same Perhaps we both will get to the bottom of this
 

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A:HP Compaq 6820S Powers to black screen (then nothing...)

I am sorry, but to get your issue more exposure, I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums, since this is a commercial product. You can click here for the link. HP Compaq 6820s Notebook PC Support 

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A:Laptop powers up but boots to a black screen

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We have an issue where some of our E431 devices will power on but the screen will remain black. If we let things sit for awhile and try to boot again it may come up just fine. There are no beep notifications during POST. When it boots fine the ThinkPad logo appears and will go on to the OS. If we restart or shutdown the computer may or may not boot. Has anyone had an issue similar to this and what did you do to correct the issue? We have tried replacing screens, mother boards, new hard drives, and swapping memory but cannot pinpoint what is causing the issue. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

A:E431: Powers on but Screen Remains black

Hi Shane,I've the exact same problem with my E431. Did you get a resolution of it? ThanksRahul

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No secondary monitor plug, led power light and disk light come on...screnn is dark-zero image although does power on, tested with another video card, switched ram...still nothing so I am guessing motherboard issue

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My computer was running fine and then suddenly the screen went black.  I turned the power off and on and it came up with error message "Unmountable Boot Volume" and then tried to fix the problem but it just stayed on the black screen and never fixed the problem.  I turned it off, done the hard reset where I take out the battery and hold the power button for fifteen seconds but it is still the same. I have gone into the mode where I can try to restore the computer but it does not allow me to do that. It say's it is restoring and then just stays black.   I have also ran a report where it says the problem is "Hard drive Short DST Check: Failed" and gave me a code of 0SNHWW-7N987K-MFPWMG-60WF03. If there is anything that can be done to help me I would really appreciate it as I use this laptop for work and really need to get it back up and running urgently with minimal cost.  Many thanks for your help

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Heres the story... customer got bad viruses.. did clean up and removal of the infections and I noticed the laptop wasn't shutting down. (I cant confirm that this wasn't an issue before. I didn't notice it but doesn't mean it wasn't there) when you go to shut down the screen goes off but power on light stays on and fan stays on. Have to hold power button to shut it off

HP Model Pavilion 2000-2b29WM

Heres what I have done so far...

1. I did the refresh (the full format one) but still did it. I still have windows 8 didn't bother updating to 8.1 yet since that's what I had before I refreshed it
2. updated/flashed BIOS but didn't work. Reset BIOS to default
3. Turned off "Turn on fast startup (recommended)"
4. put in different HDD and loaded Windows 7 and when I went to shutdown it locks up at shutdown so still problem shutting down but screen stays on.
5. tried different RAM
6.Tried different power adapter.
7. tried holding SHIFT while shutting down
8. Resisted punching the laptop.

I don't know what else. I was confident that the viruses did it but maybe its a coincidence and its some hardware issue?? Thanks

A:shutdown black screen power stays on

Set the BIOS to default settings.

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Hi guys

Has anyone got any suggestions to a laptop which boots normal with LEDs on and fan and hard drive starting up but the screen remains black with no light at all...

I am told that it could be the onboard graphics which is gone meaning the motherboard needs replacing.
Can anyone confirm that at all?
Unfortunately it is an out of warranty laptop.

Many thanks

this is an Acer Aspire lpatop with Win XP Pro
 

A:Laptop boots but screen stays black

Shine a strong light on the screen when the computer completes its boot up. If you can faintly see the desktop and icons. You may have a bad backlight lamp in the LCD panel or a bad DC-AC inverter that drives the lamp. Both can be replaced. Replacing the lamp inside the LCD panel can be a delicate operation if you attempt it yourself. The DC-AC inverter board is a separate assembly that can be readily replaced.
 

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