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Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

Question: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

Hello Folks,

I'm not sure if my issue is with hardware (possibly MB?) or graphics card, so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section. The first problem I was having was random blue screens of death that displayed graphic card driver issues. I was able to remedy that by updating my graphic drivers and have not had an issue since.

However, ever since then I have been running into another hardware or graphics-related issue that is random and completely stumping me. What is happening is, I will be on my computer, leave and turn my monitor off, and (randomly) when I come back to use my computer again, when I turn on the monitor there is no signal and a black screen (e.g. when I turn my monitor on my desktop will pop up and the light on my monitor will turn blue, when it doesn't turn on there will be a black screen and the light on the monitor stays yellow as if it is idle). I have tried swapping out the monitor to see if that was the issue and the same problem persists, so it does not appear to be my monitor or VGA cables.

The only way I can temporarily fix this issue is to reboot/restart my computer and viola! The monitor works again and I can see everything. This issue is very random. Sometimes I can go weeks without an incident, other times this is happening a couple times a week. I honestly don't know if it's my motherboard or video card or what. My PC isn't overheating, I'm not overclocking, and all of my drivers are updated.

I'm not sure what else I can do besides lose more hair at this point. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks...

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Preferred Solution: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

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Answer: Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

try checking your power options settings and set it to high performance then check in advanced power settings and do not allow hard disks to sleep

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For several months the monitor (LCD) turns black for about 3 seconds, returns to normal for about 3 seconds, then black for another 3 seconds and back again to normal. This can happen off or on line, there is no loss of connection or work.This can occur at anytime during PC activity ? in most cases it is just once and rarely twice in the session. At first I thought that it might be the monitor, but having just acquired a new Acer 19?, I am still confronted with the same problem, which leads me to think that it might be the PC.It is a Powerc built AMD Sempron 3000+ Athlon.OS XP Home.I would appreciate any comments from members has may have had a similar problem.Thank you.

Answer:Why does monitor screen turn Black?

Hey Joe, Hows it could try updating graphics card drivers or altering the colour settings... Regards Dave........

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Hey i'm new here and i've had A computer for like 2 years and it used to work but once I left it alone for a month I went to turn it on and it didnt work.... the monitor just stayed black....i checked every cord and there all in and I think it has something to do with the motherboard(i barely know anything about computers at all).. the mother board is a KM4M-V/KM4AM-V/KM3M-V series micro ATX mainboard and thats all I could think of putting in but I have every bit of info on it so if u need more info on the machine I can tell u it. Any suggestions PLEASE HELP! Just remember I dont know a lot but I do know more than an average chuck

Answer:My monitor screen stays black when I turn my computer on

is it onboard video? or do u have a video card, perhaps try pulling everything out of the system and cleaning it, it might be dirty inside since u havent used it in awhile

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Today when I turned on my
computer and monitor. My computer turned on but my monitor screen was black. The light on my monitor did did not turn blue it stayed on amber. I open up my computer and cleaned some of the fuse of my graphics card still no luck. Please help

Answer:My monitor screen stays black after I turn on my computer

Hi, does your motherboard have onboard graphics? if so try removing the nvidia card and hook monitor to onboard graphics does it recieve a signal?

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 hey all, I made an attempt to clean up my monitors screen today, but accidently hit a few of the buttons on the bottom of my screen. One of them was the button to turn the monitor off/on, my screen went black, and now Im unable to turn the monitor back on (using the same button won't do it..) heres a picture FYI [img][/img]  does anyone have some tips? thanks!

Answer:A730 - black screen, unable to turn monitor back on

Wrong subforum. You ll have better luck if you post in correct subforum.
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I have a ADI monitor, when Windows XP starts up, there is a thick vertical line across the desktop. when i turn the monitor off and on, it the line disappears. any ideas how to fix it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.

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Okay so this occuring problem started off on last Saturday when i was playing game. My computer froze, which forced me to force shut down. When i turn on, it seems fine, so i decided to retest it by playing another game. It froze again. So this time, thinking its my graphic driver, i went to check if my driver was up to date, which it was. I even tried to remove graphic card and reinsert it in but it didnt resolve the issue. I checked the gpu, by testing my old one, which has worked for me before i change to my newest one, but the same problem occurred. After this, i went to check reliability report, and it said its hardware error (livekernelevent 117). Confused, i went to do some research and it said to update driver which its already up to date. I tried reinstalling windows twice, once by myself and the other time was with helps from a Window answer desk's assistant. It seems to have solved the problem but I was wrong, and it crashed again. I did some more researched and found other alternative, to clear CMOs and reset bios on motherboard, but it didnt help. Now my monitor wont evem turn on. My monutor is set to turn on automatically when i turn my pc on. Im running out of leads and am desperate for helps or tips on what is the possible problem here.

Pc Specs: Custom build
Windows 10

-Monitor: Asus 60hz monitor (forgot the other details)
-CPU: core i5 4770k quad-core
-CPU has water cooling
-Motherboard: Gigabyte z97x gaming 3
-GPU (old): Geforce Gtx 760 (Asus oc2 ... Read more

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I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this, but i'm like 3 seconds away from smashing this peice of crap.

Okay so heres the situation

So far ive tried dusting the computer, changing software settings etc

nothing worked

it turns off and it prety much says no signal when i try to turn it back on, the buttons goes from green back to red.

ive been able to narrow it down when it happens, i tought it was random but it seems to be every time im in a multiplayer game.

would appreciate some tips.

Answer:Gateway monitor going Black/Cant turn it back on

Check your temps. That would be the first thing I would suspect, is a video card overheating. If the temps are fine, do you have a spare monitor laying around? Any should do, just plug in one that you know is in good working condition, and let it run and see if the monitor shuts off. If it does, GPU should be checked out. If it doesn't shut off, I would suspect the monitor is messed up. I've had a similar problem with an Acer LCD, and it turns out that a few resistors are burnt out on it. Since it seems the monitor still shows signs of it being good ("pretty much says no signal"), I would suspect the GPU is at fault.

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My monitor is changed to yellow,but that is still ok not too yellow.there are still original colour at the side of the screen.In about 2 years after that my monitor start making another colour.My monitor turns black suddenly,a day after that the black is changing to red.When i start up my windows my monitor is red and I punch the screen and it turns black (stress grrrr..)I hit the back of the monitor and it become red or black.Is there any other solution of these problem?or I just buy new monitor?

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Got a new XPS 13 9350 and connect it to an external monitor (usb type C to HDMI). The connection works well but when I close the lip, the external monitor begin to occasionally turn black then back on again. Any solutions?

Answer:xps 13 9350 external monitor turn black then back on again

Hi Josh,
Did you find a solution to the described problem? It shows up with my XS 13 9350 as well. Both when I attach a monitor via the usb3.1 Port through a hdmi adaptor and when I attach it via usb3.0 through the Dell DA100 adaptor.

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HI ok. my situation is this one .

I Installed Windows XP profesional 64 SP1,fresh Install, all was going Ok , the partitions were done ok , I made the boot floopy disc cuz it is a new System and formated the hard drive I installed drivers for the system ,but i noticed I was no getting sound since the staRT I though i was goin to be able to fix it forward as I was going trough the drivers etc. I opened Device Manager and saw I ther was a device with trouble,was the "MicrosoftUAA drivers for High Definition Audio" ok so I update drivers and Instal drivers from Motherboard disc . XP profesional was working OK Installed with no troubles , so when i read the "REBOOT for Changes so drivers came in efect ,OK so turn off the computerthen I decide install the new video card Ati Radeon PCi -E in that instance do , I start the computer to follow now with the Install of the video driver BUT the Screen was BLACK and the computer Locks in start up 'Hangs" with out been able to boot cold !! to turn off the computer I need to turn it off from the back switch "Main power " so now I got a computer that Locks itself in the start up and the monitor with black screen , not able even to log in SAFE MODE , I though was a driver , Do u think guys that the partitions got Corrupted? I just dont have an Idea, any help really appreciated .
Do u think guys I should formated again all the computer ? like start from scratch ? if so . How im gona be able to get that scre... Read more

Answer:Solved: Monitor black in start up System cant turn off

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After not using my computer for about 5min, my screen will turn black.
I then press my enter button and can hear the machine working but the screen still remains black. I then need to turn the machine off by holding the power switch in for about 10 sec.
This only started to happen last week when I lost usage of my mouse and display colors were wrong and the font size t large.

System Type: Desktop / Tower

System Manufacturer: Compaq

Operating System: Windows ME

Processor Type: Pentium II

Ammount of RAM: 128 MB

Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB

Monitor Size: 17"

Printer Manufacturer: Hewelet Packard

Printer Type: Ink Jet

CD-ROM: 32x

Answer:my screen will turn black.

ControlPanel>Settings>PowerOptions set everything to Never. If there is a Hibernate tab, go to it and disable hibernation. Then go into ControlPanel>Settings>Display and turn off your screensaver altogether. If your problem is solved, you can put the screensaver back on, altho I would choose a diff one that what you had first. If the problem stays gone, you could go back to the orig screensaver and see if it is ok.

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Answer:Black screen (won't turn on)

Shine a light on the screen and see if the image is there but just faint. If so, the backlight failed. Otherwise, I'd suspect a video issue (video chipset, cabling, screen).

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After installing Windows Service Pack 2 on our other computer, it started to freeze up, the screen would go black and it won't turn off. Control/alt/delete won't work, the power button won't shut if off, all we can do is pull the plug. We uninstalled ServicePack2 thinking that was the cause, but it still randomely does this. Sometimes it does it while playing various games and other times when just surfing the web. No warning of any kind, just a black screen and not being able to turn it off at all. I was wondering if system restore back to before we installed the Service Pack would work, or reinstsalling windows (a huge pain) or complete reformate (a bigger pain). Anyone have an easier suggsetion?

Answer:Black screen and won't turn off

There is no harm in trying system restore as it is reversible.

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When i turned my pc on today it just displays nothing, i get the bios startup beep thing, but the screen displays nothing. I've tryed unplugging stuff in the USB slots, unplugging network cables, but nothing solves the problem. The computer was working fine the night before.

Is it possible my graphics card is broken?

I havnt updated my drivers recently so i doubt theres a problem with them :X

anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Black screen when I turn my PC on

Computer POST / beep codes:

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Recently my computer keeps giving me a same problem whereby the screen would suddenly turned totally black or yellow colors upon booting up or sometimes when i am already in the window.

For the about the first 20 secs when the screen goes down, im still able to hear the sound of the applications running on the window and then after that no sound is heard.Even so the CPU light is still running and the only way to solve it would be restarting my com for a few times. I am not too sure if it's my graphic card giving me the problem.

I am currently using a GeForce 8800GT and its less then a year old. Its only after the incident, i went to update my drivers but the problem still exists.I am a lehman in this area, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:HELP !! Screen turn yellow or black

Check the monitor connection and that t is screwed into your computer. sometimes if you wiggle your video connection it can turn black, blue, yellow, or red colors.

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I have tried to power the laptop down, but when I turn it on, the lights come on, on the keyboard, and the disc drive runs for a moment, but the screen stays black and windows never seems to boot

Answer:When I turn on my HP laptop black screen

Black Screen on Boot

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Answer:when i turn on my pc the screen turns black.

Did this problem just start? Did it occur after installing some Windows Updates?

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My computer was dusty and may have been overheating. The fans were operating very loudly and i tried to turn on the screen but it is black. I cleaned the dust, and it still will not bring anything up on the screen. The fans work and i can hear the drives working. I tried changing the psu, cleaning the heatsink, and reseating everything. and removed the battery and put it back in to reset the bios. Nothing has worked so far. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated? Is it possible that i fried my motherboard or processor?

Answer:When I turn on my computer the screen is black

Tell me about your computer specs.

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Bottom line: when turn up the laptop - its sound like in work but the display not working. There were an escalate at the laptop situation, there are the details:1. I have n-200 type 07692. It came with WIN VISTA but I had installed WIN73. The first Symptom I had is that when I wake it up from 'sleep' it upload and recommended a recovery.4. The recover ended but I couldn't succeed to upload it - it restart itself.5. Tried to 'load from last successful  upload' - didn't work6. Insert WIN7 disk to format it and reinstall the OS7. Format succeeded but while the installation the laptop sticke8. Try to restart it - and since then the display not working at all.9. The screen is turning on but the display is black. The only thing that didn't went well at the last time I worked with it - was that I've insert DOK and my antivirus detected a malware.At first I thought that this was the problem - but now when the display not working im not sure that it is connect to the problem someone have any idea?Thanks

Answer:Black screen when turn-up the laptop

Things to try: Use an external monitor  to probe that VGA card.Take out the hard disk an power on.

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Ok this is kind of weird. I´ve recently installed a game and while playing I miss typed some keys (which are near the region of ESC, including that one, the one next to 1, and a sleep button). Somehow, a combination of miss typed keys lock my computer. It stops, then the screen goes black, and the CPU light starts to blink and the fan runs likes crazy.

Then nothing..., i cant turn the CPU off, cant restart it, cant press any key to do anything. The computer just won´t turn off. The only way to restart the system is to pull the plug, but that has caused my some trouble already.

It has been happening to me sometimes (i think around four or five times) and i need to know what is happening to my computer and how to solve the problem without pulling the plug if this comes to happen again.

Thank you very much for the help (and sorry for my bad english)

Answer:CPU black screen, wont turn off!!!!

Could be Function and F1 key is setting your PC into security mode, but this should recover by pressing any key. Other Function keys could be setting PC into hibernation or standby mode. Are there any symbols on the function keys other than F1, F2 etc?

What make/model is the PC? What O/S are you using? What was the game you are playing? A bit more information would help others help you

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I turn on my computer, it begans to start up, and then the moniter just goes black and won't show the desktop or anything. It has done this every day for the past week or more and it's getting harder and harder to get onto the computer. What I do is turn the moniter on/off until it shows me a glimpse of the desktop, and then I mess with the screen saver power options (while it continues to keep going black and I have to turn the moniter on and off to get glimpes of what i'm doing), and eventually it just stops going black and works for the whole rest of the day until the next morning. I checked the FAQs and I heard people with the same situation mention video cards, but I'm not that great with computers and frankly I don't even know what that is. Help?

Answer:Why does my computer screen go black when I turn it on? Please help!

Some Specs please?

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My computer that i own isn't working properly. Firstly, its about 4-5 years old the power button gets stuck. I've been fiddling with it from the outside to come out all the way since if it goes in all the way and doesnt come out, it keeps restarting. When i wiggle it out, it starts and goes.

Now onto my problem now. When i start up my computer, a screen pops up allowing me to press F1 for setup. if i don't click F1, my computer goes to a black screen with a _ blinking in the top right. I can't do anything from that point and when i press keys too many times, it starts beeping after i hit any key again.

Anyways if you guys could help me, I would be very thankful!

Answer:Turn on my computer, black screen

sounds like it may be time for an upgrade

have you made any hardware changes or installed new device drivers?

from what you describe it seems like the system is having some issues booting the operating system from the hard drive, or there could be another hardware fault causing the hangup... like the memory or motherboard itself. if you are able to view the POST screen upon startup (which displays all of the system information and keys to access BIOS etc...) then you may be able to boot from a CD-ROM to run repairs or possibly boot into safe mode by repeatedly striking the F8 key after the POST screen appears.

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HiI have a thinkpad sl500 and I think I may have accidentally hit standby rather than turn off.  The hibernate light is on, but nothing happens when I try to turn it off (function F4) The computer power light is on, but it won't shut off.  All I have is a black screen, and nothing seems to be working.  I'm not very technically inclined, so please don't think me too dense.  I'd appreciate any help.  Thanks a tonCeejay

Answer:My laptop won't turn off, but all I have is a black screen

To wake up the unit from standby, try to press down and hold the FN key for about 10 seconds. Let me know if you still have problems. Mark

 Do NOT PM me with technical issues. Post in the forum for assistance. Thanks

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I currently own 3 pc's and all of them now have the same problem. When i switch the power on from Stand By, the computers power up however the screen stays black and doesn't even boot up (I have tried switching the computer fully off).

Even after turning the computer on it doesn't go to boot, the fan switches itself on at high speed and screen stays black.

I have 3 different operating systems all windows on each of the pc's however on my sony laptop, i can counter this by starting with no constant power by using the battery only. this however doesn't work on the acer laptop of HP touch smart.

If you have any ideas, please cna you help.

Thanking you in advance.

Answer:Black Screen at Turn On - Does Not Boot Up

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Hi everyone!My Laptop from yesterday wont turn now.I try change bios battery,i pick out RAM and then put back. i also connect my laptop to another display but result is the same. There is my video with my problem: any idea?

Answer:G510 Won't turn on/Black screen

Dear JRecs,
Welcome in lenovo community,
Please try to,
1- unplug the charger >> Remove the battery >> Hold the power button for 20 seconds
2- Connect the charger >> Hold the power button for 10 seconds.
3- Try to turn on the laptop normal and check.
If it does not help, Kindly contact lenovo service at your country.

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I have a Dell Latitude C610, with Win2K. My hubby says he played a music CD he made recently & the laptop froze up. He says the CD played OK. He took it out, laptop still froze, turned it off for a few hours, & when he tried again, nothing would work. The CD plays OK in my desktop, so it seems that's not the cause, was just trying to accurately report what happened.

I come home, check it out, the screen is black, and it's still warm, & I can't turn it off. The on light is lit, the battery light is blinking. I tried unplugging it, but it stayed on using the battery. Nothing happens when I push the power button. I know a black screen isn't a good sign. I'd just like to turn it off & back on again, that works with my desktop.

What else should I try?

Answer:Screen black, & can't turn Laptop off !

remove the battery unless you have a warranty of some sorts. If not open heart is in order.

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...Nevermind. @[email protected] I guess the problem is fixed...despite the fact that i had probably tried turning the darn computer on atleast 30 times within the last 24 hours...this last time it actually booted up normally.

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i have a inspirion 530 running vista when i turn computer on nothing but black screen any ideas

Answer:when i turn computer on nothing but black screen

Hi, could you please give some more details?Exactly when is your computer stopping? Do you still see the windows splash screen? Did you try safe mode?Do you have your vista DVD?Can you tell me what happened prior to this problem?

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Answer:Computer seems to turn on but black screen

could b a back lite problem. try flashing lite on screen c if u c image. look hard hehe its faint. cheers

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I have a Compaq Notebook PC with Windows 7. I was using it the other night and i locked it as I always do, and I opened the lid the next morning and the screen was black. So I shut it down with the power button and turned it back on, but the screen was still black. I don't know what to do with it. I haven't even had it a year. I bought it February of 2010. I really need help, I have no clue what to do... Please help!!

Answer:My laptop will turn on, but the screen is black.

Well, you should of posted in Windows 7 forum, so I'll move it for you. But being it is less then a year old, and I've never heard of a laptop with less then a year of warranty, you should contact Compaq about getting it repaired. But things to check, is the brightness turned up? There should be a key on the keyboard that'll adjust the brightness levels. Also, most Windows laptops have an option to turn the screen off when connected to an external screen. Look for that button on the keyboard and cycle it a few times and see if your screen comes back to life. Also, find a monitor to plug into the video out port on the laptop and see if you get a picture on it.

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Greetings all, so lately I've been having some problems with my Dell Vostro A860 that runs Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit service pack 2. Anyway recently I've been having problems with my laptop. I often leave my laptop on while I'm around the house doing things, mainly it's downloading or running a virus check, but when I return the screen is off (which is good, I set my screen to turn off after a few minutes) but when I try to get the screen to turn on again by pressing a key on the keyboard or clicking the touchpad or moving it nothing happens. I can't get the screen to turn back on and so I am forced to hard reset my laptop which I really don't like to do. When I start up the computer again it works fine but I notice that not much of my downloads or scan have been completed like the computer froze pretty early on.

At first I thought it was a virus or something so I posted on the appropriate forums on here, here is the link to that topic:

Unfortunately it appears that this isn't the problem so now I'm here trying to find help to resolve this issue. I hope someone out there knows the cause of this problem and a way I can fix it. Thanks in advance!

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This is an unusual problem i am dealing with. i was using windows 7 but it has been expired at the starting of the month , so i tried to install win xp sp2 but when i insert the bootable disk , it show setup is configuring your hardware and then the screen goes black and nothing happens.i dont know why this is happening. then i delete the windows7 partition through ubuntu as i was having in dual boot system. after deleting windows7 i again try win xp sp disk and the result was the same. Then i thought to completly clean the harddisk to reinstall the OS again. so i insert the RHEL enterprise version5 it install smoothly but after rebooting it the screen shows sync. out of range . i dont know why is this so. Now i want to clean my harddisk to one paritition then i want to install the fresh copy of win xp sp 2.
Kindly help me as i am totally screwed up with these problem.
Plz help me..

Answer:win xp sp2 bootable cd turn the screen black

Why not install Win7 RC?

What are your system specs?

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I clicked on the shut down button, as usual, and i closed the computer. However, I noticed that the white blinking light stayed on, like it does when it is in sleep mode, so i opened the computer and it turned on, except the screen is completely black and I can only see the mouse pointer. You can hear the machine running but the screen is entirely black. Nothing shows up, no log in screen or anything, and if I push the off button on the side of the laptop, it goes into sleep mode. HELP!Also, earlier in the day I clicked on a link and it said that it gave me a virus, so I ran the antivirus multiple time and found nothing, could this be the problem?

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro Black Screen, won't turn off or log in

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

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

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

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When i turn on the notebook, i cant get into the system, just black screen, after i tried several times, then i can get into the windows system.

What is the problem???
Tanks ,buddy

Answer:Black screen when I turn on Satellite M


Have you connected an external monitor to the notebook? I ask this because at the moment it?s hard to say if it?s mainboard or monitor problem. Check this!!!

But I assume it?s something wrong with the hardware if this happens before Windows boot. Maybe it would be a good option if you go to an authorized service provider for help. They can check the notebook and tell you what the reason is for that.


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i cant seem to figure out this problem..i have been good with computers for a while and its bugging me.

ok i turn my laptop on get the normal screens but for some reason there are streaks of lines going through it. after the xp logo the moniter seems to turn off completly.

safe mode works fine, i tried upgrading drivers, changing the resolution and nothing seems to work.

im going to upload a video i took on my cell phone that might help

any help is appreciated

Answer:Turn comp on, XP logo then black screen

'i tried upgrading drivers'

As in uninstall and reinstall or what?

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Please help me, my screen turns black after logged on, it only shows the cursor. ignore the safe mode i was try

Answer:my screen turn black after logged on. (s110)

Try the following Press CTRL + ALT + DEL  simultaneously, and if a window opens, select  Start Task ManagerIn the Task Manager window , select New Task (Run..) from the File pulldown menu  In the Create New Task window, type: explorer.exe  and press  EnterThat should load Windows Explorer so you can see the Windows taskbar and desktop. I that works, I would suspect a possible virus on your system, so run a good virus scan, and/or peform a System Restore Good Luck,

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Nothing but black on screen.It beeps 4 times then pauses and beeps again twice. It is a dell 3000 on xp. Is it the mother board or hard drive.I reseated the ram, to no avail.

Answer:My screen went black, when i turn on the computer it beeps 4 then 2

can you boot into safemode ? 

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Dear Sir,I hope you can help with my problem. I have listed below some things from my System Information, which may be helpful.My PC details: Windows XP with XP SP2. I had the computer built for me after I bought the parts. The computer was built in 2003. The builder is a professional but I cannot contact him now. I use Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 and, Ad-aware 2007 Pro included with it is Ad-Watch. Office 10. And have been using Registry First Aid Agent Platinum. The problem: the top and bottom of the screen start menus, and dropdown menus go black. The body of whatever I am typing stays normal. Sometimes it rights itself in a second or two. Other times I have to re-boot to clear the black. I enclose a screenshot showing the black areas, as an attachment. It happens about once every 40 to 60 minutes. I have un-installed the Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0, Ad-Aware 2007 Pro including Ad-Watch, and run several different 'Registry cleaners'. I then re-installed new versions of Kaspersky and Ad-Aware, with no improvement. When parts of the screen go black the screen 'jumps', though anything I have on the screen stays there and is workable if I can remember where the appropriate icons are on the screen to save or just to re-boot.I think it may have started when I downloaded up-dates to Windows. But I download updates automatically and manually, with several items at any one time. So figuring out which may be the culprit is difficult for me.I have been to my system informat... Read more

Answer:The 'Menu' parts of the screen turn black.

Apart from the problem devices, this sounds like a graphics driver issue. Run Belarc advisor on your system in order to indentify your display card, and then post back with the hereDownload it from the link above, run it and post back.

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I need help with my lenovo z510 when I turn it on it goes to black screen and I can't do anything and the battery light is white so is the power but the battery isn't even plugged in I need help
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Answer:Lenovo z510 help - turn it on it goes to black screen

hi Narwhal6,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 Can you try Removing the Ac adapter first.
     turn the computer ON
           Once you have the blackscreen with lights on.
               Hold The power button down till it shuts off Continue to hold down thepower button for at least 15 sec after the system Shuts down.
Turn it back on and check.
If the Same
    You can call Lenovo Technical Team if the system is still under Warranty 
or If not
Try Removing few parts inside to check what could be causing it.
Try the HDD first REmove it and turn it on see if you'll get a different result.
Then try removing and Reseating the RAM.
   If you have two RAM modules remove both and try just one module on two ports.
            then try the other.
You can use this z510 Maintenance Manual on how to get to the parts.
Let me know your findings

Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and bene... Read more

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 Hi,   first of all my laptop is : HP Pavilion dv6-6160se Entertainment Notebook to the problem now  A few days ago my laptops screen started  out of a sudden shutting down/turning black( no lights at all ). This was happening while using the laptop at random. The screen  had no lights, and if i use a flashlight on it there is nothing. like its turned off completelly.Before this happens. Ths behavior varies. Sometimes it flickers from my desktop to a black screen then back on and some times not. Most of the times screen changed to a radom color (green mostly) then becomes black/shuts down. NOTE: The laptop keeps runing, i can hear the videos playing so it probably isnt a gpu chip or gpu issue , music and games.  I searched the web for all kind of reasons that this could happen and tried some of the fixes . Here are everything i tried and all or the details i could accumulate in past coupe of days: 1. If the screen flickers , blacks out and then turns back on i get a message that gpu drivers have stopped working and recovered (  on both amd and intel ). 2. If the screen blacks out, on rare ocasions if you close the laptop lid and let the laptop go to sleep , when waking up screen works again ( noticable due to screen moving) 3. I tried installing 4 different drivers all with clear install. ( didn't work) 4. I tried to  to recover system with restore point. ( didn't work) 5.... Read more

Answer:Random laptop screen Black out / Turn off .

Hi @Ntas  I have read through your post and it seems there are a couple of possibilities, and I noted that you have already tried several of the things I would normally suggest. I will however post some of those links anyway for you to review, it is always possible there may be something in one of them that may have been missed or may inspire an idea of the cause. Since you mentioned that sometimes just moving the screen will cause the problem or make it disappear, that does seem like either a loose connection or maybe something like pressure on a part of the display causing the issue.  Of course that last part may just mean the display is on its last legs, but hopefully not. First I will give you a link to the service manual, to help you check the connections. Just be careful to read the sections on precautions, to protect yourself and to prevent any other damage.This manual is also useful in that it lists all the compatible parts, so if the display is defective you could use this guide to help order a compatible replacement if you choose to do so. HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide Here are some other sources, that may be helpful to you.Resolving Problems with Notebook Displays (Windows 7 and Windows 8)Diagnosing a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for Damage Also for your convenience here is the drivers page for your notebook.HP Pavilion dv6-6160se Entertainment Notebook PC Drivers I hope this all helps.

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So I just finished building my new computer last week, and I have a strange problem where, every morning when I turn it on I get a black screen, keyboard and mouse don't light up but all the fans spin and the GPU LED lights up, so I turn it off and on again and everything works fine? is it a motherboard problem? or HDD?

Answer:new pc, turn on black screen, restart and everything's fine

would be nice if you posted some specs about this pc, like the power supply (brand name, model and wattage), motherboard, cpu, case, memory, hard drive(s) ....ect

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My wifes laptop has developed a problem. On booting it starts with the "Windows starting " logo and then goes to a black screen and goes no further. It looks like the hard drive is still flashing away giving the impression that underneath it is still working but no picture. We want to use the repair disc that came with the laptop but because we cant see anything to shut the computer down via windows we are having to use the power button and therefore it prompts to start up again in safe mode because it was shut down unusually. We want to close it down completely and let the repair disc do its work on boot up from fresh start. Because we cant see anything on the screen to initiate shut down via windows is there another way of shutting down completely for the above reasons.
Also do I need to press f2 and tell the system boot from the cd (repair disc) or can I leave settings as is and it will do it automatically. Answers appreciated asap. Many thanks

Answer:How else do I turn off windows when computer has black screen.

On many laptops pressing and releasing the on/off button acts as a re-set but if you hold the power button down for 5 to 10 seconds the machine will turn off completely.

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whenever i boot after displaying the windows logo my screen turn to black im using windows 7 and using a laptop

Answer:after windows logo my screen turn to black

go in safemode & remove graphic driver. then restart computer in general mode. if that work then install fresh drivers after [email protected]

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I've seen this problem posted a lot, but never with all of the same details as me.  I have Windows 8, but unsure if 64 or 32, I"m guessing 64.  I have a sealed battery, so I'm unable to remove the battery.   I rarely see my model number mentioned at all. I have turned the computer off and back on several times with peripherals removed.  Right now, it's on and open (so it's not asleep) and not plugged in.  All I can see and get is a black screen.  The caps light blinks now and again. I really would rather not reset and lose everthing, of course, who does?   What do I do?

Answer:Computer won't turn on--constant black screen

Hello @yecart,  Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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i have just put in a graphics card (asus EN9800gt 512mb hybrid power) and wen i turn it on all i get is a black screen! what could the problem be?
I have a 500w pc and its a very brand new pc with 64bit windows 7 and intergrated grraphics.

also note that the first time i put it in i forgot to put in the 6pin adaptor and when i turned it on it made a big beeping noise. could this have stuffed up the card? becoz wen i remove it, the pc works fine

help please???

Answer:put in graphics card bt only black screen wen turn on!!

i think ive had this problem before. the beeping sound you heard was I believe the POST telling you that something is wrong with the graphics card. This is expected since you forgot to plug in the power. For me, it turned out that my power supply was a bust. Everything else turned on fine but there was never anything on the screen. Replaced the psu and everything booted up. See if you can find a replacement? Your wattage seems to be fine.

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* Components*

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus

Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W

Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core

Overclocking: None

Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black

Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps

Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS

After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black and the PC restarts itself. My mouse and keyboard also turn off temporarily.

I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.

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* Components*
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W
Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core
Overclocking: None
Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black
Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS
After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black with a "cable not connected" notification on my monitor before restarting itself. My mouse and keyboard then stop working for moments.
I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.
At this point it seems more likely to be a PSU issue but I really don't know. I bought a cheaper version that I was told would break just outside of warranty. (Its a week outside of it now but i cant find the order anyway)
Maybe more noteworthy is that it seems to work for several hours before going through its reboot and if i fully turn it off for a while (read 40 mins - 1 hour) it then works for hours again before rebooting. Yet if i try to reuse it after it reboots it will reboot again much easier than before, when web browsing for example... Read more

Answer:PC reboot w/black screen, Peripherals turn off.


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Guys need your help. I have a 2 year old acer v5 551G and suddenly it won't turn ON. Did all the power cycle and board discharge but still it does not turn ON. Thanks

Answer:Help V5 551G wont turn ON/black screen

Hello When you say it wont turn on I assume you mean no power at all? If this is the case have you tried to check if the power adaptor is working?

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My problem started back when i tried to install windows 7 on another disk, but it would not. Now i did this while my primary windows 7 hard drive was already istalled. after i gave up on trying to get windows to install onto this secondary hard drive, i rebooted the computer to find that my primary ssd would not load windows, and simple came to a black screen that said:

Remove disks or other media.
Press any key to restart

then i would press a key and it would say:

Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.

I have no recovery disk and most definitely do not understand what remove disks or other media means because I removed the windows installer dis and tried again but nothing happened. Please help, i am so confused, thankyou.

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I can boot fine in safe mode, then I tried disabling the display adapter and rebooted. This worked fine, turned it back on rebooted and it boots to black screen, then eventually says no signal and automatically reboots.

I'm guessing it's a driver issue? I did download the new nVidia driver for my card (GTX 570) but that was a few days ago, and it has been working fine up until today. So I don't really know what the issue is then.

Any body know how I would go about fixing this?

EDIT: Tried a clean installation of the latest nVidia drivers and still no luck.

Answer:PC boots then turn to black screen/no signal

Quote: Originally Posted by BarTmaN

I can boot fine in safe mode, then I tried disabling the display adapter and rebooted. This worked fine, turned it back on rebooted and it boots to black screen, then eventually says no signal and automatically reboots.

I'm guessing it's a driver issue? I did download the new nVidia driver for my card (GTX 570) but that was a few days ago, and it has been working fine up until today. So I don't really know what the issue is then.

Any body know how I would go about fixing this?

EDIT: Tried a clean installation of the latest nVidia drivers and still no luck.

Have a look at this thread here It may be of use to you

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Hi! I have a problem - my computer won't turn on and it shows a black screen all the time. It does not show any blinking lights at the front side, nothing. The only things that turns on when I press the power button are DVD RW and cooler. The computer is a little older, but still was functional until recently.Configuration:Zeus motherboard (I can't find the series number)Processor Intel Celeron e3300 2.5 GHzRAM 3x512 DDR2Graphic card Leadtek Winfast px9500gt 1 GB 128bit DDR2Please help!

Answer:Computer won't turn on, no lights, black screen

Do any sound come out of the on board tPC speaker?Do the keyboards lights come on? Can you use caps lock?The mouse? Does it light up? (If it is an optical mouse.)What fans come on?

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Hi, My Flex 14 suddenly wont turn on, when powered on, the 2 led in front lid up but screen remain black, I know power is on as I can hear the fan and harddrive working but the screen just remain black like it even not turned on any sugesstion? Thanks

Answer:Flex 14 wont turn on, black screen

I am also facing same issue. Please let me know suggestions.

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I have a Satellite L650D-178 notebook with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium. For a while it didn't start properly, but not everytime, just every now and then. I could not recognise any pattern, when and why this happens.
When I press the power button it turns on, as indicated by the second LED (white). But the screen stays black and it doesn't boot.
In the past this happend up to five times (if I forced a shut down by keeping the power button pressed), then it started normal.
Today this happend again, but it still doesn't start properly after many tries.
No difference in behaviour, no matter if an extern screen is connected or not or I use battery or cable. Charging still works (indicated by LEDs). Pressing any key has no function (e.g. num lock LED stays off).

I'm really helpless here. Anybody has an idea? Did somebody encounter the same problem?

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My Dell Inspiron 24 all in one will not turn on. I just get a black screen. Power light is white. If I hit the volume buttons  it then cycles through red blue green.  It was working fine yesterday.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 24 all-in-one gets Black Screen when trying to turn on

Is this an Inspiron 24-5459 AIO?
I don't see any "volume" buttons on the setup diagram for the 5459.  Have you tried pressing the Screen-off button which is right above the Power button?   The 2 buttons above the Screen-off button are the brightness controls.
You can try powering off and unplugging the power cord from the rear of PC and from the wall. Then press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Reconnect the power cord to rear of PC and then to the wall and see what happens when you boot now...
And if this system is under warranty, you may need to contact Dell Tech Support.

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I was playing a game on my PC while it was storming out and the power surged. Before I could unplug my pc the power came back on and my computer started back up. After starting back up it said installing update do not turn off the computer. I waited until it was done then it brought me to a black screen with a Windows logo and a circular loading bar. I waited somewhere between 5-10minutes before holding down the power button until it turned off. Upon turning the computer back on all the fans would work and everything it would show the blue screen that says to press esc then brings me to a black screen where it would have a _ mark in the top left and beep non stop. It isnt a long beep or anything its just multiple beeps non stop until I turn it off. I have tried taking out the ram and putting it back in but it just keeps beeping. I did a mem test and it showed that nothin was wrong with the ram. The beeps are high pitched and very fast. I have a video showing what happens if there is a way to post it.

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My Inspiron 1721 laptop has stopped working. I turn it on  - the fans start for a few seconds and it goes silent then screen stays black.
I left it on over night and turned it off and back on this morning and it came up until I logged into windows then went black again. Its like its in hibernation as the fans arent on and its silent although when I stripped it down the hard drive was still going when I listened.
Can someone tell me whats wrong?
I have tried the take the battery out / hold power for 60 seconds put the wire back in with battery out etc, tried external monitor thing, tried different ram etc but nothing at all.
Any suggestions?

Answer:Turn Inspiron 1721 on - Black Screen & Nothing

I had to replace the mother board on mine. It sounds like yours is doing the same thing mine did, I would suggest replacing it yourself if possible or if you are unable to find someone who can it is very easy to replace. Also you will need a new dvd player it sounds like yours is no good. But who ever fixes your pc should be able to confirm whether it is good or bad.
I hope this helps
You can find the mother board online for about $150 and 20 for a DVD Rom Drive
Good Luck

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I usually just leave my laptop on overnight, and it just goes to sleep/hibernation mode then. But when i went to go turn on my laptop, you can see the lights on my laptop turn on but the screen stayed black. What could have possibly happened?/what can i do to fix it


Go to Solution.

Answer:Screen wouldn't turn on stayed black?

If you have not already:Hold power button down to turn laptop off.Unplug, and remove battery.Hold down power button for ~ 30 seconds.Re-plug, without battery and see if you can bootto bios setup. (F1 or F2 key at lenovo screen)If so, shut down again, and replace battery.Boot and see what windows does.And post the details of your laptop, model,and OS. (operating system)

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Hi! I have a problem - my computer won't turn on and it shows a black screen all the time. It does not show any blinking lights at the front side, nothing. The only things that turns on when I press the power button are DVD RW and cooler. The computer is a little older, but still was functional until recently.Configuration:Zeus motherboard (I can't find the series number)Processor Intel Celeron e3300 2.5 GHzRAM 3x512 DDR2Graphic card Leadtek Winfast px9500gt 1 GB 128bit DDR2Please help!

Answer:Computer won't turn on, no lights, black screen

Do any sound come out of the on board tPC speaker?Do the keyboards lights come on? Can you use caps lock?The mouse? Does it light up? (If it is an optical mouse.)What fans come on?

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Hello, whether I'm in mozilla or explorer, a couple of sites have made my screen turn black and bring up a blue screen error. Today it was:Error: 06: D771 :0000A0DCFollowing this, my keyboard locks and I have to restart my computer with an improper shutdown.I've noticed that upon restarting sometimes (possibly every time, I can't remember) my zone alarm firewall doesn't work. It's fine once I restart it again, though.Is there anything I can do? It is the same two sites so far - one of which is a myspace site and the other is have windows me if that bears any relevance.Thank you for any help you can provide.

Answer:Certain sites turn my screen black and freeze it.

Scan for Viruses, Trojan Horses and spyware. Virus scannersAVG Free-- Anti virus scannerTrend Micro Housecall-- Online anti virus scanner. Anti spy/malwareMicrosoft Antispyware-- Anti spyware scanner. Windows XP Home and Professional only.Spybot Search & Destroy-- Anti spyware scannerAdaware SE Personal-- Anti spyware scannerFirewallsUse both a hardware and software firewall. Be advised as dual software firewalls may cause problemsZoneAlarm Free-- Free firewall - more user friendlySygate Personal-- Free firewall - more configuration optionsRemoval toolsThe following files are not substitutes for the ones described above. They are either diagnostic tools or removal tools for malware of a certain kindHijackThis-- Manual malware remover. Post the HijackThis log generated only if requested!McAfee Stinger-- Virus removal tool. No substitute for a fully functional virus scanner!CWshredder-- CoolWebSearch removal tool. Widely known and persistant Hijacker.

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My computer was running slow yesterday and I decided to refresh my pc. Today I updated it to 8.1, started installing my programs again and my computer was freezing like crazy. I then held the power button to turn it off and then pressed it again to turn it on. Only this time it just left the screen black and I was unable to do anything.
I press the power button on and it shuts off after a few seconds
I press the power button on and I try pressing the F keys to try and get something going and it shuts off
I remove the battery, but the battery back in and turn it on and it stays on but still has the black screen
I have taken the battery out, held power button for 15 seconds, and put it back in to try again and all it does is stay on with a black screen. Battery and power supply are fine as they both can individually power the laptop only if I remove the power source and then put it back in.
I'm normally okay at fixing problems on my computer but this is the first time I can't even get to any menus to try and get something going. 
If anyone has any ideas, if I need to provide more info or can help me in any way I'd greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Windows 8.1, turn on laptop to black screen and can't do anything.

Can you see anything when you boot the computer up  (even if only the BIOS/splash screen)
If you still get nothing, have you tried to connect the laptop to an external monitor and see if that shows anything?
Let us know the make and model of your system

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Hi there everyone plz try and help I've got a dell latitude E5430 and it won't turn on or boot up Evan when it plugged into to the mains when you push the power button the fan starts then the harddrive but 2secs after u pushed the button it will cut out and die nothing even appears on the screen and two little light are flashing xxx

Answer:Please help latitude e5430 won't turn on and black screen

Hi Maffemzellienbump,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check for issue resolution.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check for issue resolution.

Also, I would suggest you reseat a few components, like memory, hard drive and optical drive and see if that makes a difference. In the link below punch in the system service tag or express service code and you can access the user manual for removing and reseating components. Please let me know if this helps.

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Hello, the other day I started a game on my notebook and it turned off. When trying to start it up again the screen turned black with purple code across it and couldn't fully boot up. After leaving it alone for a day I went to turn it back on and it worked fine. A couple days later I went to turn it on and it started to boot up but the screen stayed black. I have tried the bios power reset, and the cap lock blinks white 5 times, two fast then a break, twice fast then a break then once more. It has been a few days and this problem is persisting. I have tried hooking it up to an external monitor and it tries to connect then days signal can't be found. Any help would be appreciated!!

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frm dxdiag.. and my 1 is a latop .. the specs is as below.. problem is as mentioned above...

system model : 5560 Aspire
Processor: Genuine Intel (R) CPU T2400 @1.83 ghz ( 2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022 RAM
Page file : 551 MB used 1907 available
Direct X version : Direct X 9.0c


ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
Chip Type: ATI display Adapter(0x71c5)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400Mhz)
Approx.Total Memory: 512 MB
Current Display Mode: 1280 X 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)

I think mainly is because of the display card problem... can someone solve my problem? i have tried and play game that do not require high end super specs.. i have tried "Dawn of War" and some not very high specs game.. the game will run for awhile like 10 -15 mins .. then my screen turn black .. while the proccessor is still running. But when i played game like warcraft 3 either melee game or inside blueserver the screen is not turning black.

Answer:My Screen Turn Black When Playing Game !!


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Hi I have a similar problem like below post that I copied & pasted from your forum. I was following instructions but I cannot go to my Last Known Good Configuration.I click enter and it goes black again. Please help! desperate!!!!! Thanks

Re: Help !! Random pop ups/ ranom sites /= spware plzz helpp !!!
Let's try Last Known Good Configuration:

* Restart your computer.
* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, start pressing the F8 key.
* In some systems, this may be the F5 key.
* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear.
* Use the up arrow key to highlight Last Known Good Configuration and press 'Enter'.
* Login on your usual account.

Answer:PLZ HELP! Laptop starts and turn to black screen


Copy the bolded into notepad and save it to your flash drive. Name it OTLscript.

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.exe /s
%APPDATA%\*.exe /s
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles

Next.......Download OTLPE from either location and save it to your desktop:

Double click the OTLPENet icon on your desktop
Do you want to burn the CD? choose Yes
ImgBurn will automatically extract and load the OTLPE Iso to be burned to CD
Place a blank CD in your CD-Rom
Click to start the burn process
You will see a dialog Operation successfully completed
Boot the non-working computer using the boot CD you just created
In order to do so, the computer must be set to boot from the CD first

Note : For information click here

Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
Double... Read more

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Someone help me please, I need my laptop for school.

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my pc screen turn black after restart/reboot.the only thing i can see is the white cursor (arrow).very bad for me.i try to repair with my windows xp cd without sucess.if i reformat i lost my work(pictures,music,etc...someone knows the mistake?some tips are welcome.thanks for the attention.

Answer:my pc screen turn black after restart/reboot....

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So in my previous post I had issues with the video card overheating (I think)

It wasn't corrupt drivers because I managed to uninstall the drivers and install the latest drivers for my video card (which took me about 6 hours to accomplish due to the pixelated screen of death)

Anyways, I cooled off the room and put a big fan on the side of my case and everything seemed to work just fine until I started getting blue screens quite frequently (like every hour or so).

One of them listed as (if I recall) IRQ_LESS_THAN_something_something (I think)

Others had something to do with win2k.sys and some other file was on another blue screen.

So I system restored back to where it was working without blue screens. I eventually got the pixelated screen of death again and I know for a fact my video card wasn't overheating at that point (I least maybe I don't think it was).

So I restarted it like normal and it showed my MoBo's logo screen and after that it went black/blank. I restarted more times for the next 30 mins and now it just shows a black/blank screen as soon as I turn the computer on. No MoBo beep, no keyboard LED's light up...nothing.

Everything else still works like the fans, the CD-ROM lights up/ejects, the MoBo light is on, etc. It just doesn't do anything passed that point. So I took out the battery to refresh my CMOS and left it out for 10 mins or so, put it back in...nothing.

Any ideas on what is going on?

Answer:[SOLVED] Black/Blank screen on turn-on

Welcome back to TSF, sorry to hear about your issues

What we need is the exact and complete BSOD Stop error. If you could please jot that down and reply back with that info we may get a better idea what is causing your BSOD.

Also, have you reseated the video card? Remove from the slot and reseat.


So in my previous post I had issues with the video card overheating (I think)

Was the card overheating or not?

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I've had my NB550D for just under a month. I've upgraded the memory to 2Gb and the Op System to Home Premium, but nothing else. It's on auto update re security issues and I've stayed with the McAfee protection that was pre-installed (and paid for a year).

Everything fine until a couple of days ago when switching on, I just got black screen. Could hear fan and disk though. Eventually pressed the on/off button, nothing changed, waited a bit, pressed it again and it turned off. When I pressed again it came on as normal. Used it several times over last couple of days and was fine. Now today I switch on and black screen again, and can hear fan. When I eventually pressed switch, I could hear disk whirr but still just black screen. Since then have tried pressing on/of switch occasionally but no change at all - can't even get it to switch off!

Does anyone have any suggestions please?


Answer:NB550D boots into black screen and can't even turn off

I read in another forum that the answer is to take the battery out (having already taken the mains out) so it'll die and then press and hold the power button for 30 - 60 seconds. I had nothing urgent to do so let it die naturally when the battery ran out rather than take the battery out when it was on. I then held the power button for 60 seconds, plugged it into the mains and switched on again. It's started fine now but of course I don't know a) whether that's because I held the power button in for 60 seconds and b) whether same thing's going to happen again, so if anybody does have experience of this behaviour, I'd be grateful for comment.



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i am using my laptop to report this.cause i can't use the one with the black screen.HELP!!!!!! when it first comes on its like it tries to start but just stays black.can it be fixed or do i have to buy a new screen?(i'm not sure if its called the screen or the monitor.i just know that when i turn the tower on,there is no picture .

Answer:black screen after i turn my tower to my other computer on.r

If you do not see the message "No Signal" on the monitor screen, very likely it's the monitor itself which is faulty or "dead".To check if it is indeed the monitor which needs replacing, connect it to your laptop if possible (there should be a VGA port on one side of your laptop so you can connect the monitor using the same VGA cable that connects monitor to your PC). If the monitor does not work on your laptop either, you need a new monitor.However, if your tower is not starting up it won't be a faulty monitor. There is something wrong inside the tower. Get someone to check it over, maybe needs a new PSU (Power Supply Unit) which fits inside the tower.Do not rush out to buy a new monitor if the tower is not starting up as the problem will be inside the tower.message edited by phil22

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it just vibrates like it turned on but nothing appears or lights up on the screen

Answer:I tried to turn on my nokia lumia 630 but the screen doesn't turn on

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question it just vibrates like it turned on but nothing appears or lights up on the screen Hi there - Have you tried leaving it on the charger for awhile? That's usually the first thing to try. Let it get some juice in it and then try turning it on. If that doesn't work, you may need to download the WDRT program on your computer and plug your phone in there to reset it.
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I have a T61 6465 CTO that is 3 years old. When I am working all of a sudden the screen will go black and then white and then back to normal and I can continue my work. I have run PC Doctor diagnostics, PC Tools toolkit and cclean but the problem still exists. No problem on the internet.

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When doing a cold boot, the fans and everything come on, but there is no output to the screen, and the keyboard and mouse turn on and off repeatedly. There is a pattern to it: both come on, both turn off then on again, mouse alone turns off and on again, then both stay on.

Running Windows 8.1 x64, already wiped and reinstalled OS once. This fixed the issue for a couple weeks but now its back again.

Any idea what this could be?

Edit: There is no POST, no beeps (though I'm not sure my motherboard has a speaker at all). If I insert a boot disk like the Windows install disk, it picks it up and starts normally. I'm assuming Windows 8 suppresses the normal POST?

Answer:Black screen on boot, mouse and keyboard turn off and on

So by the way it sounds, if you use a boot disk you get output to the screen and everything? It will boot from the bootdisk?

It sounds like you are having OS corruption issues. I wonder if you dont have a failing hard drive.

Download Falcon Four BootCD from here

Burn that to a CD or create a bootable USB using Rufus. Download here

Boot from that. There are programs on there that will do an offline disk check. See if they come up with anything.

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Every time I turn on my computer a message appears saying that Windows couldn't find aiasfacoafiasksf.vbs.
I searched on the internet and it is probably a virus caught from a pen drive.
How can i clean my computer and the infected pen drive?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by CASA at 14:50:24 on 2014-09-04
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.55.1046.18.2045.892 [GMT -3:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Outdated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Outdated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microso... Read more

Answer:Black screen error every time i turn on the computer

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop For 32bit system or For 64bit system Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+=======Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the proc... Read more

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I have a Dell computer with windows xp.
Lately, whenever I turn on my computer (only under my name on my dell-meaning my daughter doesn't have this problem under her name) I have a big black square in the middle of the screen.
And when I am done surfing the net when the computer goes back to the desktop page of my computer the big black square is replaced by whatever the last screen i was on was.
I mean it's no longer black, but if I was say, reading an article on the internet, where the black square was, is now portion of the article.
How do I get rid of this?

my other question is, sometimes when I want to click on things on the internet, I have to hit the "shift" button for it to work. How do I undo this? Why does it make me do this in the first place??
Thanks for all your help

Answer:why do i have a big black square in the middle of my screen when i turn on my compute

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Hello,I need some helps plz!I was using my laptop then certainly it shut down. I've tried to turn it on. Some problems occured:-When restarted, screen is not on but laptop is running.-When restarted, it turns on. But when it gets into windows, and I use it for like 2-3mins then its frozen and screen turns black (laptop is till running but black screen).Any hints what would go wrong with my computer? Thank you!

Answer:SL300 frozen then turn black screen in windows 7

Hi tuanvoi,

Try booting from LiveCD of Ubuntu, if same behavior happens then it would be hardware problem. I also suggest running PC Doctor's tests on your system (using the bootable CD):-
Also, verify whether same thing happens when you connect it to an external monitor.

Keep us informed.

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Does AMOLED screen really turn off pixels when the colour is black?

Answer:Does AMOLED screen really turn off pixels when the colour is black?

Originally Posted by KKVinayKumar Does AMOLED screen really turn off pixels when the colour is black? Sure. That's the way AMOLED works on phones screen and tvs (see online datasheets and Wiki)
You can see that in dark room putting side by side a switched down e.g. 550 and 650 and turning them on togheter.
You'll see the Microsoft sign and then the Windows logo in a dark light blowing background in 550, but popping out brightly on a completely blacked off screen on 650 (I own one)

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last night I shut down my laptop with 2% battery remaining and today I turn it on but nothing happend screen remains black fan is running please help me to fix it

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Hello, today i was playing a game called Team Fortress 2 and Whilst i was walking my keyboard suddenly didnt work i then turned off the PC and turned it back on the computer lights turned on the off the fan started and that doesent turn off, i then let it on for 5-10 min to see if something happend but there wasnt please help as this is my brothers computer and he's gonna beat the sh*t out of me if i dont fix it.PS: The computer is around 3 Years oldNote: Sorry for my bad English i'm writing this on my IPad and i'm only 11 (Name of PC is in Title) Windows 7 as OS.PC Problems: Bad Battery (Needs Charging 24/7

Answer:[Packard Bell LJ71] I turn it on but screen is Black.

Remove battery and let laptop set for about 15 min and then plug battery in and see if that helps. Seen laptops act this way and completely removing power for like 10 or 15 minutes and plugging battery back in it then turns on and is fine.Also try to boot the laptop off of just outlet power pack power with battery removed and see if it will run connected off the power pack without battery installed. Sometimes batterys fail and will pull the power down to where the laptop can not function.

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I've had my Y510 for about a year. Today, it suddenly started going to black screen at random times.If I close and open the lid, it turns back on. I have a VERY important project I have to finish ASAP. Please help!!! Thank you!

Answer:Y510 Screen goes black, have to close and open lid to turn on

Hi Blauderjr,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I?m sorry to hear that the display issue has occurred in your Y510 Laptop. Please let me know if you have made any Hardware/Software changes in the computer before the issue occurred and also re-install the display drivers form our support website and let me know the findings.
Hope to hear back soon
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar

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Hey guys,

Just got a brand new laptop with vista premium. had to send it back a week ago coz i kept getting a black screen at random moments. Turns out it was a virus. So it went well for a week.. now its done it again. so i guess i have a virus again. Anyway... Whats happened

Random black screen. Monitor stays on (there's still light).
It is RANDOM! i could be working, not working, just playing music, not even close to it, any random time etc etc.
Computer stays turned on. I have to hold down the power button to turn it off. Then its back to normal straight away.
Have been told it is a virus
Running vista premium

Don't know what else to say. Thanks. Really appreciate the help and effort.

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Hi, I transferred my old HP Pavilion P6310y components into a new Antec 300 case. When I plugged the PC, and press the ON button the PC would turn on but would not boot and the screen remains black with no beeps/sound. The PSU is working as the fan is spinning and the ON button is lit-up, the DVD tray will open once I press the button but will close back immediately. I double checked the wiring cables, but to no avail. I searched the net and tried some of the fixes including removing and re-installing the RAM, video card and even removing the battery to clear the CMOS, but again to no avail. Prior to the components transfer to the new case, I already replaced the PSU (Corsair 400) and installed a GT240 video card and even installed a Blu-ray as a 2nd drive (in the last 2 months). The HP PC was working fine with all the upgrades until I decided to transfer the whole system into the new case as it is getting crowded/poor ventilation in the old case. Thinking it may be the cables/ wiring, I finally returned back the components to the old HP case but still got the same problem- would turn on but will not boot. Please help. Thanks

Answer:PC would turn ON but would not boot and the screen remains black with no beeps

What OS are we dealing with here ? ?If it's anything newer than Win2K then it will never boot properly being swapped into new hardware...Repair Install of XP

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Laptop, Thinkpad X200s.
It worked fine yesterday evening. Closed the lid, put it in my bag and today it wont turn on.

I've tried using just power source and just battery. I've tried pressing the power button quickly 20 times and then holding it for 60 seconds.

I've tried pulling the battery and power source out, holding the power button down for 60 seconds and then just connect the power source without battery. Same problem.

Answer:X200s wont turn on. No fan, z light is on. Black screen.

Doesn't sound good, probably the mobo has kicked the bucket:

But you may try reseating the RAM modules (remove and insert them back to place) or resetting CMOS (pull off the CMOS battery and plug it back, need to remove keyboard). The procedures should be clearly described in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

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Today when I pressed the power button my Pavillon laptop (dv7-6c27cl), the computer did not boot. The screen: a.  remains blackb.  cannot see my cursorc. no beeps were sounded Started with HP troubleshoot;   HP NOTEBOOKS PCS - COMPUTER STARTS BUT BLACK SCREEN REMAINS' Completed the following steps however NONE FIXED THE PROBLEM1. Performed a Hard Reset2, Tested display by connecting an external monitor3. Attempted 'Recovering the notebook BIOS using keys a) WIN + B and b) WIN + V - neither worked4. Reset the memory modules by following instructions for my model # - removed back cover, removed both modules and reinserted)  Tried steps 1 - 3 again ----to no avail. ONLY LIGHTS ON KEYBOARD -1. Wireless is red light 2. Blinking white light on CAPS key on left side of keyboard Is there anything else I can try - even if i have to do a factory reset and erase my hard drive, I am willing to try it.Any suggestions other than those things above that I have already tried, would be greatly appreciated.  My extended warranty has expired and I do not want to bring or send for repairs.    I dont know what else I can try when I cannot see anything on the screen, but if anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate your response.  Thank you so much in advance.Jodi  

Answer:Turn power on, Black screen - no cursor, no beeps.

Can you identify the flash sequence using the chart here?

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This didn't happen before applying Anniversary update. I talked with other people online and this problem happens for both AMD and Nvidia graphic card. I still cannot find a solution so can just turn on the DVR and have to restart CSGO sometimes to get through the FPS limit to 30 because of DVR problem. With black screen the computer seem like running 100% normal except the black screen part and I can turn it off by pressing power button once to order the windows 10 turns off and it sounds all normal with Windows shut down sound then shut off. The screen would be normal again once I turn the computer on again.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my Dell Latitude E6400. When I'm not using it for a while the screen goes black (like into a sleeping mode) like all computers and laptops do. But if it stays black for a little while, and when I go to get back on it and move the mouse around or press the keys the screen won't turn back on but the computer is running because the light on the keyboard are lit up and I can hear the fan running. The only way I can get the screen back on is if I shut it down by pressing the power button on my keyboard and turning it back on.

Can anyone please tell me what to do or what is wrong with it. That would be much appreciated. Thank you

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