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Laptop screen black out

by vetman1948 / May 26, 2008 12:21 PM PDT

My HP pavilion laptop screen keeps turning off after I power on the computer. The computer keyword is on and working but I cannot see anything on the screen. The screen works is safe mode, but it shuts off when I tried to log in using "windows normally." Any ideas/

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2008 12:39 AM PDT

While in safe mode set the screen resolution to 800x600. Ok your way out and then restart it. What happens?

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by vetman1948 / May 28, 2008 4:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Try...

It did not work. Thanks for the suggestion anyway. Any ore ideas?

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You may have a problem with your video card
by 4Denise / May 28, 2008 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: 800/600

I am unfamiliar with how laptops are put together, but I would check out the video card and drivers first. If the card can be replaced, try replacing it with an inexpensive one to see if it fixes the problem.


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We Determine Whether It's The Screen Or The Video Card...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 28, 2008 6:11 AM PDT
In reply to: 800/600 plugging in a second monitor to the extra monitor port on the laptop.. If the second monitor works but the primary doesn't, then it's the display screen itself. If neither works, then the video card/motherboard needs replacement.. Either way, it's an expensive venture.

Hope this helps.


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Usual causes
by Steven Haninger / May 28, 2008 8:58 PM PDT

are the LCDs power inverter or the screen itself. The inverter supplies the high voltage needed for the cold fluorescent tube to work. They are often easy to replace and much less costly than a screen. Screens cost much more and can be tricky to replace. Depending on a persons skill level and persistence, it can be done at home.

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Thanks a million guys and girls
by vetman1948 / May 29, 2008 1:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Usual causes

Thanks for your suggestions. I'll get to work right now and let you know tomorrow whether your suggestions worked, or not.

Wish me luck.


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