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laptop screen turned black but laptop still running

 
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try to go in control panel look for the settings for the power, the reason maybe it is set on sleep mode for a couple of minutes you should turn it off that settings.

 
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I have a Toshiba Windows Vista Home Premium. My computer only doesn't get the black screen when it runs on battery alone. I called Toshiba and got so many different things to do and not do, my head spins. My computer works fine(had some blue screen and overheating issues, but that went away. Ditto my screen smudging twice recently) and the computer automatically changed the color scheme to Basic. Is it OK to follow those steps I saw on here where I shut it down, unplug everything and hold down the power button? If not, what should I do?

 
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my toshiba did the same thing and it was the inverter.cost $170 to get fixed.Looked them up on ebay and its a $15 part.

 
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black screen, it may be the problem of your laptop screen cable who'll attached to the motherboard.
check it

 
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this happen with me, i punch the screen from back side and it start working properly

 
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Same me I have problem..switch on and see logo coming up but after that..long time to coming up..no window logo at all..all I can see is ARROW..that it...I try safe mode...same story...then I try many thing to set up...still same story so I try remove the battery And disconnect ac and then press hold 60 second..then back ac without battery....oh god...still same story I can see is ARROW ....still nothing happing....been try resorte no luck.....is it any loose wire..or what?

Any help will be great ....phone to compag...huh..I pay two bill for it and too long hour on talk....bec I pay for phone bill plus text reply too..too much for me.

Pls help..I can't wipe out the hd bec photo inside which important me bec my mob phone was broke but I lucky photo in laptop while I load it from camera but now mob is broken then laptop prob.

Many thank you for ur time to read it..

Thank you

 
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This happend to my Intel HD Graphics card. Your graphic card has failed. I would advise taking your laptop to get a new Graphics Card (or do it yourself)

 
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same problems here >>>>>>>>>>>> con i know how much it will cost me...........

 
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**so recently i installed alot of programs a few months ago about 1-5 or 4 months ago and than it crashed a few months before it crashed my little cousin dropped it on to the floor then it was still alive. but here is the problem, when it crashed it was still working than i decded to delet the programs making it slow. then it was runnning purfectly fine. so i decided to play it for a bit. i turened it of the normal way but going to Start and shutdown. the next day i opend thew laptop and there was no screen but i could hear the laptop fan a nd the lights where on. the screen was completly blank. i went to a guy and he said it was to do with the harddrive i was about to pay 180 pounds to fix it but i didnt(to exopensive). so i tryied the method 5 months later( the hold power button for 20 or 60 second while battery taken out then put it back in and it will work) and it worked. so the next day it was black again so i did the method again and it worked. the next day it was black i did the method and it worked then the next day i tried the method but it failed so for the next 3 days i kept trying but no screen :( i am just sick and tired of tthis problem. pleasehelp me if you have any souloutions that doesnt include paying or the method but if i have to pay then i might asweell
your regars Ashely Moans :(

 
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If I take the battery out and hold on the power button for a few seconds to get my gateway screen to come on, should I leave the cord in or out???
Also the problem with this laptop is I turn the power button on and everything lights up the power button comes on and the little blue light indicating it's charging works. But. The rest of the lights beside the light don't work. The capslock or numlock or the little one that's cylandrical shaped.
We've had the screen in the gateway laptop fixed before because a bulb was burnt out, it worked for a few months then it went out again.? Any suggestions?

 
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i tried taking the battery off, unpluging and holding the power button for 60 secs but it didnt work for me. I also tried to plug a different monitor in and could see a very faint display soem of texts...then it went back to black.
any suggestions on what i should do?
thanks in advance for all your help!

 
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Unplug ... take battery out ... putpower back in... turn on...
Unfortunately, this does not work for my Toshiba. Screen started "going black" three days ago, and when I do the prescribed action, the screen will turn on for 0.5 - 0.75 seconds, then go to the dark mode.

Any suggestions as to what THIS could be? think I might have to take it in to the GeekSquad...

 
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Did a lot of homework for 10 days and got my notebook''s display working.My notebook is ""HP Pavilion 1125DX

Steps I've followed are similar to the ones in HP's support document with a small deviation.

1.Switch on the system

2.Ensure you have not connected any external monitors or devices to the notebook.

3.While system is starting, manually remove the battery

4.Press and hold the power button for 45 to 60 seconds.

5.Attach the laptop battery back and switch on your machine

6.The machine should be back to normal. Display is normal.

** The risk you may be taking is, due to the "hard boot"(removing battery) O.S. files may be damaged and you may end up reinstalling the O.S.(this may be the worst case and better back up the data before following all these steps.)

 
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**1. UNPLUG THE POWER
2. REMOVE BATTERY
3. HOLD POWER BUTTON FOR 30/60 SECONDS
4. REATTACH POWER AND START THE LAPTOP
5. SHUT BACK DOWN
6. PUT IN THE BATTERY

Had to do this a couple of times, but it finally worked! I'm going to save all of my files and things on an external hard drive.. From what I've read, this is a "hint" that something permanant is going to happen soon! Good luck everyone!****

 
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THANKU THANKU THANKU THANKU VERYYYYYYYY MUCH..!!!
I WAS SOOO WORRIED.. I STARTED PRAYING.. SPECIALLY AT THE TIME WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO OPEN MY FAST.. AS AT THE MOMENT IT THE HOLY MONTH OF OURS... RAMADAN..
AND THEN I WENT TO GOOGLE TO FIND THE SOLUTION FOR THE BLACK SCREEN AND I FOUND THIS THREAD.. I TRIED THE WHOLE PROCESS.. AND AFTER REPLUGGING IN THE POWER.. I SWITCHED ON THE LAPTOP.. IT WAS BLACK BUT I LEFT AND AFTER LIKE 15 TO 20 MINUTES I TURNED BACK AND THE SCREEN WAS BACK.. IT WAS ALL BACK TO NORMAL..!!! YUPPPIE
I PRAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE POSTED HERE THAT MAY THEIR EVERY PROBLEM BE SOLVED IN SECONDS AS I HAVE JUST EXPERIENCED..!! =D THANKU AGAIN =))

 
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my compaq laptop's screen suddenly turned black!.. i already did unplugging it and took the battery outand held the powerbuttoon for around 60 sec.!! please help me

 
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my laptop was on sleep when i on it the screen was blank but the aptop was started and the battery was being use but nthing happen and for your info my laptop was on charge it dell plzz helpppp me it was my sis

 
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is it a problem of motherheatboard?

 
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hi i have a hp laptop. i ended up shutting down the laptop last night and started it up today and the screen is black but i can still see things. barely but still can see things. i ended up trying to hold down the fn button and move arrow up or down to brighten or dim it but nothing happened. i was wondering, could that be from a burned out backlight or a broken backlight? if so how much would it cost?

 
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hii i also suffered this problem with my toshiba satallite but i solved it..by removing ram and put it again..its work with me i hope its work with you..

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