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Q: When i run maplestory my screen goes black and my screen light power button blinks

When i run maplestory my screen goes black and my screen light power button blinks.
What can be the problem?

A: When i run maplestory my screen goes black and my screen light power button blinks

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My stream would not come up. Power LT on screen black and caps lock LT blinking once every 5 seconds. What's wrong and how do I fix it?

A:power on, black screen, caps light blinks 1 time every 5 sec...

There are blink codes posted here, I'm not sure if they apply to the Stream laptop or not.

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I'm trying to get this Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop to start. I get a black screen with the cap lock light blinking when I turn it on. Occasionally it starts up normally but then returns to no start with the above described problem. I have removed the memory and the hard drive and reset them. Tried each memory stick individually in each memory location. I removed the battery and held the power button down. Several times I tried it and let the battery discharge while it was trying to start, then when the battery was dead, I plugged in the power and it started. I then removed the battery and started it 3 or 4 times and all was well. The next time, no start. I really could use some suggestions as I'm starting to pull my hair out and I don't have much left.
 

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alright, I just got this inspiron 6000 from my sister that didnt work. she said nothing would happen at all. well it turned out the power light would go on, caps lock light blink for a few seconds and it would turn off. somehow the memory wasnt in the slot very well. bam, got it working, dumped all her pics and crap to a external hdd, and wanted to wipe it all out and start over. she is sending me a xp disc, but for now I just figured Id go back to 2k cuz I have that disc and when I get the disc go back to xp.

anyways, I couldnt figure out how to format the drive, because obviously xp was running off of it. anyways, I kept trying all the del - f2 - f8 - f12 to get a dos prompt before windos would load but I couldnt. so I figured Id just put the 2k disc in because I thought I remember that it formats it right before it installs. but it asked me where to install and the disk was partitioned and I wanted one drive letter so I cancelled the install, before it was actually installing though, said f3 to quit and I hit f3. now when I try to power it up, the power light comes on, the hdd light comes on for maybe 1-2 seconds max, then the cd drive light comes on and it spins up, then stops, and the screen just stays black, never did anything either. just black the whole time.

I cant use a floppy to try anything because no floppy drive. I tried starting up with the win2k disc in but doesnt work. I searched on my desktop running win2k and it showed a tutorial for making a usb flas... Read more

A:Windows XP, power light, hdd light for 1 sec, black screen

oh, also, i did try and search and most I found were a black screen after the self test or the windows logo, not right away.

also, dont think it matters, but when the lights go out, it is at the point where hitting the power button again, the computer instantly turns off.

also, just checked, and its nothing to do with the lcd. I just hooked up my monitor, and my monitor tells me when there is no signal, and it just stayed black, then when it was unplugged from the laptop that is when it said no signal.
 

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Day before yesterday when I was trying to start my laptop, the light turned on-off continuously several times, and finally the power key light turned on but the screen was black.And yesterday the light turned on-off thrice. But after that every time I turned it, the power button light got on, but the screen was black.Present situation: On starting my laptop, the power key light is on, but the screen persists to be black, not getting on-off on it's own. I found one solution, of removing the battery as well as charger and pressing the power key for about 60 seconds. But it didn't help.Please suggest what might the problem be and solutions!!

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Hello,Yesterday I was restarting my laptop, it was taking to long to restart, then it the screen went black but the power button light is still on. I tried holding the button down, bulgur nothing worked. I do schooling online and I need my laptop.

A:Screen went black but power light still on

Leave the charger unplugged until the battery completely discharges, reconnect and boot it.

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I bought my laptop like 1 month ago, and after update windows 8.1 Browinsg started extra slow, playing games with highest ping, While playing games i can see enemies but i cant do anything to them,After while when i opened my laptop i got black screen nothing was on only the power light were on. Somewhere say there is a unupdated BIOS...










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A:Acer Aspire R7 571 Black Screen while power light ...

Hi... Try a power reset. Unplug the adapter (power cord) off the laptop, if you have connected.On the bottom side of the laptop, you will see a small reset hole with a battery symbol.Please insert a thin object like a paper clip into this hole and hold it for 5 seconds.Then plug in the adapter.Turn on the laptop check for the issue. 












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Hi, everyone. I have an Acer Aspire E3-112 netbook suddenly stop working. The battery is charging when plugged in but when power button was press, power LED no light. I have done some research, and done the following but didn't work.a)  Unplugged charger and remove battery. Pressing down power button for more than 60 sec.b)  Tested RAM and it is still good,c)  strip down everthing and waited for 30 minutes. Then press power button with screen connected. Noticed the CPU is warming up.d)  Tried pressing power button with HDMI cable connecting to my TV,  When I hold down Fn + ESC while powering up with a USB Stick of BIOS files (2GB), the USB drive flashes once every 30 sec. I am convince that this is probably a sign of life and it can still be saved. I noticed that the BIOS update file from Acer website is for Windows mode. Is there anywhere I can download the BIOS file which can be updated on Boot-up (so call freedos). The warranty is over, I am asking for help. Many thanks.

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Hi, everyone. I have an Acer Aspire E3-112 netbook suddenly stop working. The battery is charging when plugged in but when power button was press, power LED no light. I have done some research, and done the following but didn't work.a)  Unplugged charger and remove battery. Pressing down power button for more than 60 sec.b)  Tested RAM and it is still good,c)  strip down everthing and waited for 30 minutes. Then press power button with screen connected. Noticed the CPU is warming up.d)  Tried pressing power button with HDMI cable connecting to my TV,  When I hold down Fn + ESC while powering up with a USB Stick of BIOS files (2GB), the USB drive flashes once every 30 sec. I am convince that this is probably a sign of life and it can still be saved. I noticed that the BIOS update file from Acer website is for Windows mode. Is there anywhere I can download the BIOS file which can be updated on Boot-up (so call freedos). The warranty is over, I am asking for help. Many thanks.

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I have a black screen on my Acer Apire 4552 Laptop. I am fairly good at fixing computer problems, but this has me stumped? This is what I have done so far:

1. Took off the battery and held down the power button for 2min, then plugged the power back in without the battery and nothing happened. tried this also with holding down the F8 and also again holding down the f10 button. Nothing.

2. I thought it was the hard drive , so I had bought a new one and put it in and hit F10 and my computer started to boot up! So I decided to put my old hard drive back in and by chance it came on and started to boot up also. I was very happy and I used the computer for 1 day with my power cord plugged in, but when I unplugged it and went to plug it back in later and use it again it was back to the dreaded Black screen!

3. As suggested, I took my computer back apart and pulled out the both RAM memory cards and cleaned them and tried switching them in each others slot as suggested and re-booted the computer multiple times, but to no avail. Still nothing?

4. Another thing I notice: My battery had gone bad a year ago and I bought another one and had been using it fine, but it does get much much hotter than my old one as it runs. So I don't know if it is shutting down over that or not? I put it in the freezer for 15min as suggested by others and tryed turning it on again, but still nothing!

ANY SUGGESTIONS??? IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
 

A:Acer Aspire Black Screen with only power light on

Usually computers shut off to prevent damage from overheating. i would check to see if the fans are even working or it could be that the motherboard has gone bad.
 

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My Notebook today started restarting and just stayed there. Now it is Black with the power light on.I have looked everywhere and the stuff says do a hard set. This is an non removable battery. The HP video doesn't showthis model. I have tried pressing and holding the power butten down but nothing is working.

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This is my first post! woot woot.
anyways.. I search the forum, nothing really to my problem

I have Windows Xp and I have two monitors hooked up to the computer. My larger monitor does not work anymore. The screen is mostly always black but the power button stays on... if i play around with it and click the input button i can get the desktop to come up but it flickers and lines goes down the screen and still is unusable--- after about five mins of this, it just turns black anyways

I switch where the monitors connect to the computer, but still the larger monitor does not work. The smaller one still worked fine. Its the monitor itself... well... its not the graphic card in the computer or dust or anything was where i was trying to get at..

I also changed the screen refreshing to 60 hertz, changed the color quality to 16 bit as well as change the screen resolution to the lowest it can go, which is 800 by 600 pixels

I can't think of anything else to do?
Please help..

Thank you.
 

A:Monitor screen is black but power button is still on

u might jus need a new monitor
 

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I want to fix my mother's old grey XP desktop and also reinstall XP on it but after making sure my Hard Drive was connected and it was connected but after that I closed the PC case and tried to boot the PC with and without the disk but gives me this black screen without letting me even access the BIOS. Give me any suggestion that will help me with this problem.

A:Black Screen after pressing power button

You also brought up this issue in your other topic before you started this one. Between the time you mentioned it in your other topic and started this one the other one received replies.Since there have been replies concerning this issue there this one is closed.Your other topic is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/563444/xp-reinstallation-troubles-with-keyboard/ and discussion of the issue will continue in it.

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Hello Im having a problem with my Acer Aspire All in One Z3-615 PC. Whenever I turn the computer on the light turns on and the fan runs loudly but the screen remains dark. I've been having this problem for a couple weeks now and this issue started at random. I've done research to make me believe something may have come loose inside but I may be wrong. All input would be helpful. Thank you!

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Sir I usally running my laptop through ac as my battery is dead.last night my laptop wont start it is not even showing that lenevo boot screen .only i guess laptop fan is running.Then i keep trying to turn it on but it is showing that black screen only at very begining.laptop not allowing me to enter a bit step.it keeping there.

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I think it's OS is Windows 10, every time I switch on it starts to power on for a couple of seconds and then the light just starts flashing every 3 or so seconds and there is a popping noise. The screen stays black nothing changes with that. I have unplugged power cord and taken the battery out

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push power button its show all LED but screen is black and nothing happen on the monitor
please help me
Thanks

A:dell inspiron shows black screen but power button s on

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly check if you can drain all the excess power from the system .
Check if you are able to run the LCD BIST .

1.                    Turn the computer off.
2.                    Press and hold the D key while pressing the power button. This will start the Laptop LCD BIST.
3.                    The screen will display multiple flashing colors. Look for lines, distortion, or any other video issues you have observed.
4.                     The laptop will restart when the test is finished.
Kindly private message the service tag to the system .
Thanks
Robin
 

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I can't find the answer to this anywhere and I am not sure this is the right forum..but..I have a Toshiba notebook that has been giving me problems and worsening.

I push the power button and it lights and nothing happens...black screen. I push it again to turn it off, then I am constantly pushing the button on and off. After about ten minutes it will go right into the normal boot mode. Not sure why it is taking longer to get into this normal boot mode I have windows 7 and I have a Toshiba Satelite T 115-S1100. I would be so grateful for any help. Thanks.
Mike in St. Louis
 

A:Power button lights, but laptop does nothing..black screen, no boot

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Hi there,

Today my laptop (windows 8.1) ran out of battery. Later when it was charged again, only a black screen with a cursor appears. Additional the power button does not work. When I press the power button the laptop does not shut down nor boot again, just the black screen with the cursor appears again. Alt+Ctrl+Del does not work either... I don't know what I can do else. Can anybody solve this problem?

Thank you very much for your help

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Hi,

I was wondering if someone could help figure this out. I have a HP ZE4400 laptop computer with a XP operating system and lately, the screen blinks and then it goes black. I tried the programs Mcafee and Spybot to find spyware and viruses with no luck.

After I run Mcafee scan it will stop for a couple of days and than start again. Also if I go to sites such as facebook and ebay the blinking will start.

Please help.

A:My HP notebook screen blinks and goes black

Hello and Welcome.

It may be that you have a hardware issue with the laptop, which would be better addressed in that section of the forum.

If you think the machine is infected...

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi,
I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
 

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Power light adjacent to power cord blinks white but laptop does not turn on! What is the solution to get my laptop to turn on?

A:Powerbook 450 G1 - Power light adjacent to power cord blinks...

Hi there, Please follow the instructions mentioned in the following document and check if this helps resolve the issue: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5405421&docId=emr_na-c03515402&docLocale... Hope this helps!




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My computer was down when I came back from lunch and could not get it to come back on.  If I hold the power button down for about 7 seconds it blinks orange but there is not noise from the fan coming on or post beep.  Also the green light on the back is not on either. All of the other equipment sharing the same power strip come on but not the desktop so it is not the power strip.  I also tried to set it up in another office on a completely different circuit and still does the same thing. What should I try next?

A:OptiPlex 790 Wont power on power light blinks amber

Which form factor, desktop, mini-tower, small form, ultra-small form?
From the (desktop) manual: Blinking amber light indicates a problem with the system board.
Are any of the 4 diagnostic LEDs on when it won't boot? ,They're on the front of the PC next to the power button. Look up error codes in the manual.
Possible power supply failure if the green light is off on the back. Can you try a different power cord? What happens if you push the power supply diagnostic button on back of PC next to that (green) power light? 

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Turned on the Dell this morning....would not load windows. All I get is a black screen. I tested monitor, and it is ok. I can hold the start button in for about 10 seconds, and the computer has a rush of fan, then blinks and goes to 3 green lights across the front, but will not shut off. . I tried putting a WINDOWS 7 REPAIR CD in the tray and boot, but still will not go to windows....just a black screen, The only way to get the computer to shut down is to physically unplug. The lights are on the front panel, and the power button is also on... and only go off with it unplugged..
 
After I unplug the computer, wait for about 5 minutes and restart.....it blinks the CD drive, and goes to the 3 green lights on the front and wont start just freezes with the green lights on front.
Where to start?

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 About a month ago my aspire laptop started taking a few minutes to start up    I push the power button and the screen stays black but the backlit keyboard lights up and then after a short while I get a light gray flush every second or so for 10 minutes sometimes as long as 20 or 30 minutes and then eventually  it turns on.   My computer repair shop studied it for a while when it was a new problem and just three or four minutes of blinking and I was OK with living with that they said it might be something to do with the motherboard but they could not figure out why it was happening or what to do about it and this is a very highly rated computer shop  The Computer Cellar  in Durham NC.    At this point it takes 20 minutes to turn on and sometimes longer every single time,  which I am really not OK with.  Any tips or suggestions would be great.   Michael

A:My V5-573PG-9610 sits w black screen and blinks fo...

I don't know if you're using Windows 10. The problem that you're having is not normal. I would backup my important personal files and then reset the computer to factory condition to help you rule out software problem. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDY5MDczNzc... If you're using Windows 10, there's a known compatibility issue with Windows 10 and some versions of the Intel Management Engine Interface driver.....if you have Haswell-ULT.  And you have Haswell-ULT i7-4500U.  As a workaround, most people use the Windows 8.1 Intel Management Engine Interface driver.  As of 7/20/2016, Microsoft still has not released the updated Windows 10 Intel Management Engine Interface driver through Windows Update.  I was able to grab the updated Intel MEI driver off of Intel's website, but Intel has subsequently pulled it. http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers So if you reset the computer to factory condition (Windows 8.1) and you still have the problem, then it's possibly/probably hardware. Ideally, you would use your Windows 8.1 USB factory default recovery drive to reset the computer.Your computer shop can help you wipe the drive with "diskpart clean" and use your USB factory recovery drive to restore your PC to factory condition.  But you can always try ALT-F10 method too. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xN... Read more

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Purchased this non working computer for $40.  The screen is black, the caps lock light blinks and the wifi light is lit in orange.  At the time you could hear everything boot up in the computer, the fan would run, the harddrive would boot up .... so I watched some videos on black screen problems on youtube, got it up and running.   However it was a tease, it worked for less than a month.  I didnt fix the problem which was over heating.  I did buy quadfans to go underneath it but turned them off at night and shouldnt have.  I scheduled the computer to check for updates at 3am so the computer would come on then and the fans wouldnt.   Well the black screen issue is backkkk.  The fan doesnt start up, the harddrive tries.  This time nothing is fixing it.  Ive torn it down to the motherboard to replace the fan.  I replaced and upgraded the harddrive and memory ... still nothing.   It also has a new battery and power cord.  Any suggestions as to what the problem may be?











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A:Black Screen, cap lock blinks and wifi lit in orange

Hello @Kureeeus1, Thank you for the quick reply! Try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code I hope this helps.   Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Regards!

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 About a month ago my aspire laptop started taking a few minutes to start up    I push the power button and the screen stays black but the backlit keyboard lights up and then after a short while I get a light gray flush every second or so for 10 minutes sometimes as long as 20 or 30 minutes and then eventually  it turns on.   My computer repair shop studied it for a while when it was a new problem and just three or four minutes of blinking and I was OK with living with that they said it might be something to do with the motherboard but they could not figure out why it was happening or what to do about it and this is a very highly rated computer shop  The Computer Cellar  in Durham NC.    At this point it takes 20 minutes to turn on and sometimes longer every single time,  which I am really not OK with.  Any tips or suggestions would be great.   Michael

A:My V5-573PG-9610 sits w black screen and blinks fo...

I don't know if you're using Windows 10. The problem that you're having is not normal. I would backup my important personal files and then reset the computer to factory condition to help you rule out software problem. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDY5MDczNzc... If you're using Windows 10, there's a known compatibility issue with Windows 10 and some versions of the Intel Management Engine Interface driver.....if you have Haswell-ULT.  And you have Haswell-ULT i7-4500U.  As a workaround, most people use the Windows 8.1 Intel Management Engine Interface driver.  As of 7/20/2016, Microsoft still has not released the updated Windows 10 Intel Management Engine Interface driver through Windows Update.  I was able to grab the updated Intel MEI driver off of Intel's website, but Intel has subsequently pulled it. http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers So if you reset the computer to factory condition (Windows 8.1) and you still have the problem, then it's possibly/probably hardware. Ideally, you would use your Windows 8.1 USB factory default recovery drive to reset the computer.Your computer shop can help you wipe the drive with "diskpart clean" and use your USB factory recovery drive to restore your PC to factory condition.  But you can always try ALT-F10 method too. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xN... Read more

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A little something before I begin, I have an old Acer laptop, Windows XP and the screen is all ******, so I use a monitor to view the screen.

And this afternoon I was using my laptop and all was fine until there was a short circuit, all the appliances in the house was shut down.

3 hours later when I turned on my laptop the screen started acting up. One particular problem is my cursor, it had black and white stripes, and I never heard this happened before. Next is my screen which freezes very frequently and then it goes black and goes back to normal. This is getting annoying and I have no idea what is wrong. I did a system restore to yesterday's date and to no avail, nothing was changed. Freezing screen, blinking screen and black and white cursor.



Please help? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Cursor black and white, screen freezes and then blinks. Help!

Seems that your GPU might be faulty because of the power outage.

Can you take a picture of your screen and post it here?

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Right before this whole problem happened I was able to start my laptop, although I noticed that the whole loading ring started glitching and so was logging in. It told me that the laptop needed to restart and so allowed it to. It said error message: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. It didn't have a problem until reaching 65% and the whole screen turned black with the caps lock key LED started blinking. It's been like this for a while please help

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I have quite a few problems with my laptop that have been happening since day 1. My laptop screen constantly turns black at night -- this happens while the power supply is plugged in and when it is now. The notebook will be on but the screen will turn black randomly and then come back on at random times. It is very frustrating when working on a project. Also, the screen will just start blinking hysterically. THis happens whether the touchscreen is on or off and whether the bluetooth is on or off. At times, it will just freeze when I am trying to log back in. It will keep spinning and never log back in. I really need help with this issue as I've tried everything. I am in the IT industry so I have a great deal of knowledge with technology. I just can't deal with the screen randomly turning black and hysterically blinking. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix the issue? Thank you.

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Aloha: Pavilion 17-f001dx (Windows 10) Upon plugging in  the AC Adapter, the laptop power led (White) blinks once, then goes dark.  Pressing the start button, the  Laptop will not boot, and the same LED blinks 3x's. This behaviour applies when the battery is inserted or not.  Also, Hard Reset done with no change.  No other LED (Caps) blinks.  Also verified both sticks of RAM with no errors (used another laptop).  I could not find any reference to this issue.  i have already read the HP guide "Troubleshooting LED Blink Codes..."  Please note, only LED that blinks is the Power LED.  Caps LED does not blink at all.  I have also verified the output of the AC Adapter (voltage only).  The weird thing is this,  every so often when plugging in the laptop, the Power LED will light up (white) and stay lit, then the laptop will boot with no issue.  I have been able to recreate this with the battery inserted or not.  I am at a loss.  Could the Power Jack be intermittent and cause an issue?  Mahalo (thank you ) for any assistance! 

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The HD light blinks continuously. Tested holding power down for 10 seconds to fully power off. That didn't have any effect. Suggestions would be appreciated. Thx. 

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Daughter last used laptop on battery power and ran id down completely until computer shut off. She plugged in the power cord and it would not come on when pressing the power button.  Laptop was plugged in overnight and this morning same issue - the power light just blinks five times when you press the power button. This is the same behaviour whether plugged into power or not. I've tried holding down the power button. Tried with battery removed and A/C power, but then no light comes on at all.  I've tried removing the battery and A/C power, holding the power button down for 30 seconds, then install battery and plug in A/C power, but no difference.  I tried a different A/C power adapter and no difference. Any ideas?     











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A:Aspire V5 wont power on. Power light blinks five t...

I had an object hold down the power button all day.  I now plugged in the A/C power, and it started right away.  Problem solved. 













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Hello everyone.  I'm attempting to help diagnose my sister-n-laws HP 15 laptop.  I've searched high and low for an answer but all I'm finding is people with different types of "3 beeps".  They either have 3 "short" beeps or 1 short with 2 long or something like that.  I can't find ANYTHING with 3 long beeps.  It does 3 long beeps twice and then nothing.  I can hear the hard drive spinning too. No HP or BIOS documentation ever mentions anything about 3 long beeps either.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this thing? I'm saying "3 beeps" but there's a total of 9.  However, these 9 are segmented into 3 definite sets.  It's 3 long beeps then a pause for 2-3 seconds then 3 long beeps, pause, 3 long beeps.  Total of 9 beeps.

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I'm not certain at this point if there is some sort of conflict or if it is an infection. The login screen rapidly blinks (black to normal), the text and video appears corrupted and nothing responds to mouse clicks or keyboard.

Using: Windows XP Pro, HP Pavilion Notebook computer

Here's what I've done so far. I started by using a Norton Ghost live boot CD to backup the existing partition so any work I do can be reversed. I was able to boot to safe mode and all is well. I tried "diagnostic boot" from within msconfig which basically shuts off nearly all non essential services, progs and init files. This unfortunately doesn't rid me of the blinking bootup problem.

The computer already has AVG 8.5 installed and has been running consistently even when the problem began. From safe mode I tried installing and running the latest Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This found no problems. Being I have a backup image I tried running combofix as this has saved me in the past. Combofix complains that AVG is running in safe mode despite the fact that no avg processes show on the process list and the one AVG service listed in service manager is now disabled. I tried to uninstall AVG from safe mode but the uninstaller quits with an error stating it could not make a registry key. So I can't uninstall it. Combofix ran anyway, installed recovery console, but failed to fix the blinking problem when booted normally.

I still don't know if this is malware or... Read more

A:Windows login screen blinks black->to->normal repeatedly

Turns out the problem is with the video ram. Running default XP "vgasave" driver works fine. Problems occur only when kicking in higher resolutions.

At this point I'll run the vender diagnostic and arrange a warranty repair.

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Model CQ61 319WM This is a friend's computer.  Yes, it's old.  But, it was working fine until it went into sleep mode last night.  Hasn't come up since. Searches took me to this HP support page.  Win+B and Power on does not show the BIOS restore screen.  It just shows the same black screen.  It mentions trying more than once.  I tried at least a half dozen times.  Removed the battery and unplugged the power for a few seconds prior to some of the tries. The BIOS download (sp48895.exe) does not provide the option to format a USB drive as bootable.  I searched around and created my own bootable thumb drive.  Then, copied the BIOS files onto it. Unfortunately, that method also uses the Win+B and power on to bring up the boot order screen.  All I get is black. There are a bunch of "black screen" threads on here.  I've read several of them.  But, I haven't found any others that appear to apply to this model. Suggestions appreciated. Drake Christensen

A:Black screen, Num+Caps Lock lights blinks slowly

Hi,Please try a hard reset and see if it works.1. Power off your laptop2. Remove the a/c adapter, battery and everything that is attached to your laptop.3. Hold the 'POWER 'button down on your laptop for about 10 seconds.4. Plug in the a/c power supply (without battery) and power on.Regards.

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When I sign out of my user profile on my 2 Acer laptops and then click shut down, the computer goes black indicating that it is shutting down. However, the power light blinks until it shuts down completely. I don't know if it's a hardware issue or what but when hibernation is disabled, it tells you its shutting down and the power light doesn't blink (instead it shuts down normally). This is not a UEFI BIOS, it is a Legacy BIOS therefore it doesn't have the option to enable or to disable fast startup. This occurs on my Acer Aspire 5250 and Acer Aspire 5749 laptops. My Acer desktop doesn't do this, but it has a UEFI BIOS.

Can anyone understand what I am saying?

Also, if someone understands can they please help me with this issue?

A:Power Light blinks before Shutting Down

It could also be the chipset driver. Although, I don't know what version chipset I have.

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Not sure if i'm in the right place, but just wanted to see if I could get any help with this problem. I "tried" to turn on my computer the other day and nothing happened, the power light just blinked an amber color with no noise or anything. I know that if it buzzes or makes a sound it can be determined what the problem is, but it does nothing. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? Thanks
 

A:Power Light Blinks Amber

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Hi Friends,

I am trying to fix an Emachine T1842, replaced bad PSU with new one (exact match) when power on , only the power on light blinks rapidly, that is all it does, won't even boot to bios. is it MoBo or cpu? have already spent $60.00 on PSU. Emachine want $175 for mobo -- NO GO could it be the power on switch? anyone have a problem like this? Thanks
 

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Power light blinks 3 times want power up

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I doubt anyone here remembers, but I made a topic here last month regarding a laptop I was attempting to fix. Basically, someone spilt soda over it and tried to repair it, but after that failed he gave it to me and told me that if I could fix it, I could keep it.

At that point, the problem was when I turned it on, the screen would stay black, but I could hear noises and the power light slowly flashed. I noticed that there was no memory in it though, and since the issues seemed to reflect that, I decided to buy some ram and hope that it was going to be my only problem.

Well, unfortunatly, it wasn't. Now the problem has changed that the power light flashes faster than before, but the screen still remains blank.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem may be?

EDIT: On a second test, it appers that the flashing is the same speed as before. Also, when I attempt to turn it on, the ligh will stay on for a second and I can almost hear the laptop starting up, but that stops when the light begins to blink.
 

A:Laptop won't work... power light just blinks

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My G72 will not start.  I have tried all the tricks for unplugging power cable, battery, holding the button down, etc. I have pulled RAM, verified power to the system board using a voltmeter.... No matter what I try, when I put the battery in and hook it to power, then press the power button, the AC power LED blinks three times.  It does this if the power is not hooked up; it does not do it if the battery's removed (with AC power). I have tried two separate AC adapters, known working ones. I have voltage at the system board, so I don't think it's the power connector.  The system responds only with the 3 blinks when I hit the power switch. What do the three blinks mean? I can find nothing online specific, and it's out of warranty.

A:G72 Laptop AC Power LED Light Blinks 3 Times. What does this...

If the LEDs are blinking with you turn on the notebook, refer the following weblink:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443366 

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Hey all,

Weird one here. Got myself a new graphics card the other day, upgrading from a Radeon x1650 pro, which died after 4 odd years of good service, to the Radeon HD5450, and everything seems to have gone successful except for since installing it, when I press the power button to boot, the PC's power light will blink 7 times and then boot up normally on the 8th blink.

I was kinda in 2 minds about whether or not to troubleshoot this if I'm honest, but figured I might as well in case it could be causing some kinda damage. I can't see any error's appearing, nothing in event logs, as far as I can tell the PSU should be more than capable, everything seems to be performing as expected, it's just these 8 blinks before the system starts to boot.

I've reseated the memory and Graphics and tried booting with a few non-essential components disconnected, which fixed it for the first boot, but the issue reappeared for every boot after that.

As well as my listed components I've also got a PCI NIC (D-link DGE-528T), wireless KBoard + Mouse, USB Wireless Adapter, a SATA DVD RW and a couple of fans (1x80mm, 1x92mm and 1xLED120mm)

...any ideas?

Cheers,
Sean
 

A:Power light blinks before system boot

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Power light goes from white to orange than gets really faint won't turn on bought new charger no difference it seems if I leave it alone for awhile the light gets stronger for a bet but won't power up please help need to use ASAP

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When you press the power button, the power light goes on steady, the HDD indicator blinks once, then the system shuts off. Never get anything on the screen.
 
Once in a great while, the system will actually boot into Windows and works fine.
 
The battery is charged, the charger is good.
 
I have tried removing RAM, HDD and can't get into BIOS even, unless it is one of those off chances the system stays on.
 
Could it be something is shorting out? I've tried taking out the battery and unplugging it and holding the power button to discharge, but no luck. 

A:Dell Inspiron 17R Power Light on, HDD Blinks, then Shuts Off

It sounds like the computer isn't getting past the POST (Power On Self Test) where is looks at all the peripherals to be sure there isn't problem.
 
You have pulled the hdd and re-seated it, removed the RAM and re-seated it.  But if there is more than one RAM module you should remove one of the two modules (assuming that there are only two) to see if you have a bad module.
 
Who is the manufacturer of the hdd?

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Just since yesterday my six week old Inspiron 7559 sometimes fails to start and when it does this, the Power and Battery Status Light blinks, two times amber then seven times white, repeats forever.  What does this 2/7 blink mean?  Is it a clue to what is wrong?  The laptop does start sometimes if I hold it at an angle.  Makes me think something is not connected properly inside.  Any ideas?  

A:Inspiron 7559 Power Status Light Blinks

Hi,
System LEDs are not Diagnostic Indicators. 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. http://dell.to/18r60nI Please let me know if this helps.

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Hi. Tonight I had a problem with my laptop. It was in sleeping mode, and when I open the lid there were no mouse function and no touch screen function. So the only thing I could do was to press the power button for 3 seconds to turn it off, but it didn't completely, because the screen turn off, but the power button light is blinking just like when it is on sleep mode, and I'm not sure if the hard drive light was on, off or blinking before this, but now is blinking. I press the power button and nothing happen, I press it for 3 seconds and nothing happen. I even did the HDMI connection to another monitor, but both monitors don't show anything, not even recognize that something is connected to the HDMI port in the new monitor. There is no sound, nothing, just the 2 blinking lights. What should I do? Thanks PS: I'm not sure if it's Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit. It was upgraded from Windows 8

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Hello,
I have a Sony Vaio T-series laptop (model SVT13126CXS) running windows 7. As of yesterday the screen is black...it doesn't display anything.
Laptop powers on (lights are on, fan makes noise, etc.).
I was able to plug an HDMI cable from my laptop to my TV and I am able to use the laptop using my TV screen (laptop screen is still black, but displays on TV works).
And the odd twist... this is a touch screen laptop, so I am able to touch my laptop screen and it makes clicks and moves cursor on my TV. (for some reason, the track pad doesn't work while its on TV display though).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you can give me steps into diagnosing the problem, that'd be great!
I live in a small college town and there is only one computer repair shop and since it's a monopoly he rips people off. Charges $95 for a diagnostic (if you get it fixed, it goes towards the repair; if not, it's $95). Charged my friend $120 for macbook charger and it wasn't even an genuine Apple product!

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Ok. I have windows xp and there has been something wrong with it all day. I am on my dad's computer now.

It startsup fine, thenwhen it should be "windows is loading" and then my name comes up, it is a light black screen. I went into safe mode, did a virus scan, it had no problems. I cleaned out the inside of it with a air blower thing, and all the fans are working so it is not overheating. Now remember...I am not that good with computers and if it is really something simple don't freak on me.

Tomorow my dad is completey clearing my harddrive, can you come up with a solution befr\ore he does that or is clearing it a good choice?
 

A:Light Black Screen :\

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Hello all!

I am a rook to this forum but somewhat knowledgeable with computers. I seem to be having trouble with our eMachines T2385 computer. I personally hate eMachines and will never buy one. However, this PC was given to us by my mother-in-law because they couldn't get it to work. They said it wouldn't power up anymore and they said that if I can fix it, we can keep it. I thought it would be nice to fix and give to our kids to have a computer that they can play games on. Nothing fancy.

Since it was a powering up issue, I figured it would be a power supply issue. I was right and wrong at the same time. I took my power supply from my PC and put it inside the eMachines and it does power up. However, some strange things seem to be happening.

1) As soon as I plug the power cord from the wall into the power supply, the computer automatically powers up. I don't push the power button whatsoever. I even hold the power button in to power the PC down and it does not respond. It doesn't power down. The only way I get it to power down is by flipping the switch on the back of the power supply.

2) The old power supply got no response from hitting the power button. No fans turning. Nothing. The power supply I put in does get a response. The CPU fan kicks on. The power supply fan kicks on. The HDD powers up. But nothing comes up on the monitor. It remains blank.

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A:eMachines T2385 power button blinks rapidly

Two observations I can make from this.

In 1. I would say the power button is jammed and making a constant contact as this would cause it to start without being pressed.

In 2. That the old power supply has failed.

You would need to dissasemble the machine to test the power button with a test meter and also use a test meter on the old power supply to confirm it has no output.

Clearing the fault on the power button may get the machine going.
 

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I am working on my in-laws computer (product number: G4B05AA). After a recent update from AMD the computer began to exhibit problem. First, it did not run smoothly. Then blue screens happened regularly (Thread Stuck in Device Driver) from which the only way to restart was to unplug the computer. One time it would not power up. Following the instructions for a hard reset worked. After letting it run all night because I thought that Windows 10 was trying to do an update, it still ran poorly. Then there came the final blue screen (same issue). After unplugging it, it will not restart at all. Even a hard reset will not work, no noises, only the continuously blinking power button. All periperals, except keyboard and mouse, have been removed. It does not appear to be an overheating issue. Thanks for your help.

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When I press the power button, three lights including the power button blinks every five seconds and appears notihng on the screen.Spoiler (Highlight to read)   

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I have a HP G7 series laptop.Several months ago the motherboard went out.  I finally got around to ordering a replacement, then had to order a replacement amd chip since the new motherboard had a different socket type.  I put it all back together and now instead of the caps light blinking, the power button will blink once for half a second and then nothing will happen after that. 

A:hp g7 laptop power button blinks once, doesn't boot

Hi @elMusso, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that your laptop still does not work after you replaced the motherboard. I want to help. The document below may help you diagnose the hardware issue of your laptop:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Let me know how it goes. To say "Thank you", click on the "Thumb up" icon. Regards, 

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My daughter's emachines 4682 had been giving her problems then finally went kaput. When you try to turn it on, the green light surrounding the power button just blinks fast, but the computer will not boot or even turn on. Power supply, maybe?

I decided to remove the cover. For safety, I unplugged mouse/k'board/monitor, then took the cover off, wiggled some wires, hit the power button and the light stayed green, fan spun, HD spun. I quickly plugged in all peripherals, got to admin screen for XP Home, but could not get mouse or K'board to work (I don't think I got them plugged in quickly enough - both are USB, mouse is wireless), so I couldn't get past that screen. I manually turned off, tried to restart and... back to the old problem, fast-blinking green light, no power. I'm scratching my head on this one.

Thanks for any help.
dd
 

A:Solved: eMachines 4682 no power, button just blinks

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Hi, my laptop is no longer turning on.. It's having an LED light on the power button and on the AC port and the fan works when i'm pressing the power button.. But it's not displaying anything.I tried the recommended TS but it didn't work.I removed the battery, unplug the AC and press and hold the power button but it still didn't turn on. What can i do?

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My computer has a partitioned hard drive and has both windows 8 and windows 7. I have only used windows 7. When I turn it on sometimes it will load all the way to my windows 7 desktop then it says the display graphics quit working and then goes black but the screen is still light up. I have a NVIDIA graphics card. Can someone help me figure out what the problem is and help me fix it.

A:screen glitches and sometimes will light up but is still black

Welcome to sevenforums.

Fill in all your system specs in your profile, the best that you can.

That sounds like a video card not getting enough power, (or is broken) like if you booted up and forgot to connect a 6pin power connector or PSU could be too weak (broken?) to handle the card.

Or a heat issue on the video card itself, like thermal paste and/or heatsink fan failure.

The monitor itself is still on, totally from it's own power.

I would acquire a Linux distribution LIVE disc and boot to it [makes no changes to hardware at all] and if it runs perfectly for a while, than it's not a power issue. [distrowatch.com for various flavors of Linux, get a Live that fits on CD if download size is issue]

So in summary, probably a video card failure due to lack of power issue or heat, swap the card out for an old one is first thing I would do and clean out case and check all the fans involved.

Replace paste on video card and retest if you don't have a spare old card.
Artic MX-4 is recommended thermal paste, $10 gets you multiple applications of it, I'd replace it anyway.

You able to boot into safe mode?

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Firstly, the information on stickers on my laptop: ASUS R700V (Intel CORE-i7, 36300M, 2,4 GHz) with OS Win 8.
 
It suddenly wouldn't start up anymore, only in the safe mode [F7]. I thought I should fix this by telling the system to restore itself, but in the process I selected an "essential windows update" to be deleted. After this, the laptop would only start up to a black screen, which has a light behind it (so it is not the black of a screen which is turned off). I took the battery out, and hit some keys (no, I do not know why) and suddenly there was the cursor-arrow! Just a black screen to click on, but the arrow is there.
 
I have no clue what is going on.
As for the lights at the icons below the keypad, the one with the lightbulb and the wireless signall are burning, the one with the cylinder flickers and the one with the battery is naturally off as the battery is out.
 
Any ideas?

A:Black screen with light behind it - how do I get passed it?

No big deal, if I were you I would run startup repair using the Windows 8 boot menu, which you get to by pushing F8 at startup (I think). Startup repair might work as well. You can also try booting from a Windows 8 boot media and selecting (repair my computer).
 
Good luck,
-Ben

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Hello,
After putting my computer into sleep mode last night, I was unable to get it to boot into windows this morning. When i pressed the power buttong, everything turn on and working (all fans are functional, gpu power led is on, all hard drives & cd drives are functional. But the problem is, the screen to my monitor is blank. I also noticed that my usb aren't working (mouse connection light isn't on). I tried a soft power off by holding down the power button but no luck. The system does not turn off no matter how long I hold it. The only way to turn it off is by pulling the power supply cord or turning the power supply switch off.

My pc build:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 6 core processor
ASUS ENGTX 560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 Geforce GTX 560
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
COOLMAX ZU-700B 700W ATX 12V Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) 240-pin DDR 3 SDRAM 2133 (PC3 17000)
Prolimatech PRO Panther 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD case


THE PROBLEM: Computer turn on with everything running as usual, but shows blank screen on monitor. Cannot soft power off by pressing power button.

Things I tried:

Clear CMOS by removing battery and switching pins
Running with 1 4GB RAM instead of 2, move the ram around the slots & alternate which Ram is used.
Check my monitor by testing it with another computer
Tried pulling the PS plug and holding the computer power button for 1 min
Test the GPU with another computer & it runs fine
I tr... Read more

A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)

Hello,

Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
?Make sure that the (internal) speaker is connected to the motherboard
?Remove all memory and attempt to boot the PC
?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

For troubleshooting purposes it may be a good idea to remove the components from the case and bench test to rule out a short.

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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I write this as a favor to anybody who has this problem. No boot orange wireless light and 1 blink on the caps lock. The fans turn, the dvd makes a sound and all seems well but no boot! On the HP website it said Cpu malfunction.  But maybe not... I looked on the web and found numerous cures.  Most of which seemed too extreme for me.  I am not going to put a laptop in the oven! The general concensus is that the cause is a bad soldering job on the motherboards.  That it is not the CPU but heat from a badly designed motherboard. That seems correct and I was going to dump the unit..  But maybe... I got a can of condensed air and blew into the vents.  no good. Then, after I thought about it some more.  I decided to remove the back and blow through every hole I could find using the narrow flexible tube that came with the air can. Still nothing.  I then removed the hard drive, the dvd writer and the memory and blew through any hole underneath them.  Got the beeps about no memory so I put the memory back, but only the memory. And.. the darn thing booted! I turned it off.  Blew a lot more into the vents until I heard the fan spin.  I reinserted the hard drive.  It worked! I finally put back the dvd writer and put the back on.  And it works fine! I realize that I was lucky but it might help someone else avoid messing with the innards..  Give it a t... Read more

A:G6 CPU NOT FUNCTIONAL - BLACK SCREEN NO BOOT - 1 CAP LIGHT -...

... I forgot to add:  also remove the battery and the adapter as well as the drives and memory. .... I also realized that I was not clear.  Although the motherboard is an issue in my case it was just heat.   It could just be heat with yours.. there are a lots of possible causes ...in this case it was not the wiring.  I would suggest that you try this and other means before stripping down your unit.  I saw it done on the web and it is a pain.  Really looks hard to get back together.  Forget a screw or a connection and back in you have to go!

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Hello. I have a G50-70 laptop. I try to use the camera but no success. The white light is burning so there is some activity.I have updated the drivers so that's oke. I use windows 10Anyone has an idea?Thank you

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Hello all, I need help as I already exhausted every single troubleshooting step I could think of. When pressing the power button the power and wifi lights come on as well as the fans and drives but the screen remains black.I've tried the following so far.Reseat the ramSwap ram with known working ramTried only with one ram stick on one slot at a timeReplaced gard drive with known working oneDisconnect DVD driveReplaced thermal paste on cpu and gpuRemoved cmos batteryRemoved battery and tried only with power cableRemoved battery and pressed power button for a minute while disconnected to discharge itConnected monitor on vga port while pressing the button for external monitorConnected monitor through hdmi portDiassembled everything and cleaned motherboardLooked for damage on the mobile or bent pins on the cpu. Nothing seems damagedTried to recover bios (win button + b with usb holding bios recovery) this only gets the caps light blinking nonstop, no code.Nothing seems to work and I'm not getting any Blink code at all (only when I remove the ram I get a code for no ram) besides this only the wifi light lits up orange and the power lightPlease help!

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Hello all, I need help as I already exhausted every single troubleshooting step I could think of. When pressing the power button the power and wifi lights come on as well as the fans and drives but the screen remains black.I've tried the following so far.Reseat the ramSwap ram with known working ramTried only with one ram stick on one slot at a timeReplaced gard drive with known working oneDisconnect DVD driveReplaced thermal paste on cpu and gpuRemoved cmos batteryRemoved battery and tried only with power cableRemoved battery and pressed power button for a minute while disconnected to discharge itConnected monitor on vga port while pressing the button for external monitorConnected monitor through hdmi portDiassembled everything and cleaned motherboardLooked for damage on the mobile or bent pins on the cpu. Nothing seems damagedTried to recover bios (win button + b with usb holding bios recovery) this only gets the caps light blinking nonstop, no code.Nothing seems to work and I'm not getting any Blink code at all (only when I remove the ram I get a code for no ram) besides this only the wifi light lits up orange and the power lightPlease help!

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Hello, everyone,

Since I am not sure whether this is a driver, software or hardware problem, I decided to start by posting in this general discussion forum. Please feel free to move it if you feel some other place is more appropriate.

I upgraded to Windows 7 shortly after purchasing a new PC late last year. I am using an ASUS P7P55D motherboard, ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 9600GSO graphics card, and a ViewSonic VA720 LCD monitor.

The issue that has stumped me since I got this new computer is that about 33% of the time when the computer initiates the monitor (when coming out of standby or hibernation or when starting the computer), I will see the desktop for about 1 second and then the screen will go black. If I turn the monitor off and on again, I will see the image for another second and then it may or may not go black again. The interesting thing is that the power light on the LCD is still a solid green (it goes orange if no signal is detected). Therefore, the LCD supposedly is still getting a signal, but it does not display anything. Other than not being able to see anything, the computer and Windows 7 operates normally.

If I turn the monitor off and then on, it will either stay on another second before going black or actually stay on, in which case I go about my day. Sometimes this takes 5-6 tries of turning the monitor on or off. Other times I give up and use these 1-second intervals to turn the computer off with my mouse (or restart blindly with the ... Read more

A:Black Screen Sometimes with Solid Green Light

Hi Pal and welcome to the 7 forums ... is it possible for you to fill out your system spec in full ... just makes it easier to troubleshoot ... thanks

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This may not be the correct place to post - but it is a starting point. Please, by all means, point me in the right direction!

Problem: Screen goes black. The power light is orange on the monitor. Checking the CPU/Tower - the on/off button is ORANGE. Moving the mouse - Pressing keys - does nothing. To turn the computer OFF, I pressed and held the on/off button. On starting the computer back up - everything seemed to be fine. I then started running virus scans (ie: Norton, MS AntiSpyWare and many others). During ONE of the scans - while I was away, the computer again "turned off". It happened again when running Quickbooks - however, I had just entered data - and turned away - ie - sadly - not watching if anything was happening.

Dell support was interesting. While the computer is out of warranty - I was not expecting the following: The Dell rep HUNG up on me! I guess it was because I questioned removing the coin-battery as a solution. Was ok with "reseating" the hard drive cables - but why the battery?

Sadly, I've been at this computer for 30 minutes now, and it has not turned off. (Sadly?)

If you have any ideas, let me know.
Oh yes: I tried different power cords, plugged into a different UPS plug.

help !
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[email protected]
 

A:black screen. cpu light is orange. frozen or what?

is it getting HOT - it could be overheating ???
 

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So I purchased this lovely laptop in South Korea on a military base. I never had any issues until now. I have a black screen with the blinking caplock light on. My laptop is on and running. I have tried everything to get the screen to come on but nothing seems to work. My battery light is white which means it is charged. My keyboard light isn't working also.

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Went to use my laptop this morning (windows, 15 inch screen) and all I could get on the screen was
several large black circles with the screen being a very light blue, like maybe sky blue. I can see the screen flickering, but nothing appears in the screen whatsoever.
 

A:light blue screen with several large black circles

It sounds like a problem with the graphics or video card or the drivers for them need reinstalled.The card will have to be replaced if its faulty.
 

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Hello,

I am having quite a problem with my computer:
After a while of idling, or in the middle of a game, the screen will go black, but the light stays green, indicating there still is a signal.. i think. This is on my 21' CRT. So i tried another monitor, an LCD , while this is happening, and i get the message 'Mode not supported'. I tried installing an older nvidia driver thinking that could be the problem, but it didn't fix it. When this happens i see the video card fan is still going, and I'm really not sure what is wrong.
If you could help me out that would be most excellent, the computer i am on now has Intel Extreme Graphics 2 onboard video, and it is painful to play any decent game on it.

Thanks in advance!

Edit : I also remembered sometimes(rarely) when i shut the computer it wont react when i try to turn it back on with the power button, but a few mins later as if by magic it turns on.
 

A:Screen going black - Light on Monitor stays Green

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Our C720 is just over a year old, when we open the lid th escreen stays black, there appears no noise from the fan either.  There is a blue light on the front and another blue light if we put the charger in. Tried the reset by pressing the power button down but nothing still. This appears to be a problem with Chromebooks? Can anyone help?

A:C720 screen stays black, blue light on but no fan

The blue light is saying the battery is fully charged, so we know at least that portion of the hardware is working. Have you tried the 'press the power button for 30 seconds' thing? This should do a forced power down, just in case it's actually sleeping after biting into Snow White's apple.  If that doesn't help you might have a hardware issue with the power button itself. We can test that by trying to boot into developer mode (the same place you would use to reset the OS). Press and hold the ESC key and the Refresh key then while holding them press the power button. If that shows you something on the screen let us know and we'll look at what else to do. You might also be looking at a hardware issue with the screen. If the screen isn't working you could still boot, just with a black screen. If that's the case you should have the blue light go to amber after a bit as the battery starts to discharge. If the light stays blue with the power disconnected then the system itself isn't starting...

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black screen on startup, monitor standby light is on

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A:black screen on startup, monitor standby light is on

Are you comfortable with opening up your computer?

If so, remove the graphics card and reseat it. To remove the graphics card, you will need to push on the two clasps that hold the graphics card in; they should be on the sides of where the graphics card meets with the motherboard.

If that does not resolve it, try removing the graphics card and
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[u]se an ink eraser or an electrical contact treatment, available at electronics supply stores, to ensure adapter card contacts are clean




The above was taken from: Bug Check 0x7A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.

As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.


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Our C720 is just over a year old, when we open the lid th escreen stays black, there appears no noise from the fan either.  There is a blue light on the front and another blue light if we put the charger in. Tried the reset by pressing the power button down but nothing still. This appears to be a problem with Chromebooks? Can anyone help?

A:C720 screen stays black, blue light on but no fan

The blue light is saying the battery is fully charged, so we know at least that portion of the hardware is working. Have you tried the 'press the power button for 30 seconds' thing? This should do a forced power down, just in case it's actually sleeping after biting into Snow White's apple.  If that doesn't help you might have a hardware issue with the power button itself. We can test that by trying to boot into developer mode (the same place you would use to reset the OS). Press and hold the ESC key and the Refresh key then while holding them press the power button. If that shows you something on the screen let us know and we'll look at what else to do. You might also be looking at a hardware issue with the screen. If the screen isn't working you could still boot, just with a black screen. If that's the case you should have the blue light go to amber after a bit as the battery starts to discharge. If the light stays blue with the power disconnected then the system itself isn't starting...

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I have a envy touchsmart laptop  and it did a system update and then it restarted but never came back on . I already took out battery and then hit one of the F keys for 30 seconds .. I also tried f10 then down arrow 3 times and enter twice... nothing worked. Please help I have a lot of home work to get done tonight.. Thank you! 

A:Laptop power light turns on but nothing else happens. screen...

Hi,     As you mentioned latop turns on but nothing else happens, please turn off your laptop and turn the laptop on and keep tapping f11 key on keyboard now you must see recovery manager screen,select system restore on the list and select earlier date when your laptop was working fine and click finish at bottom once the laptop restarts you should be able to use without any problem, If not then check lights on caps and num lock whether it is blinking if yes then check how many times caps lock blink and reply back to this message, and if their no light blinking then you might have to reseat RAM and HDD even after reseat if still their is no display try connecting it to external monitor and check if their is no display then it should be problem with motherboard.  Thanks.ChetanI work on behalf of HPPlease click ?Accept as Solution ? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Click the KUDOS STAR on the left to say ?Thanks? for helping!  

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A:Blank Screen, But Monitor Power Light Still On

When the screen goes off do you hear the fans still running?

Make sure your monitor cable is tightly connected.

Start in safe mode (tap F8 when it first starts booting)

Does the screen stay on in safe mode?

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A:A25-S2792 doesn't power up yellow light flashes after pressing power button

The motherboard is bad. Have you tried reseating the memory?
 

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Thanks for any suggestions.
 

A:Solved: sudden black screen & blinking amber light

Disconnect everything (including add in cards, drives) but the processor and 1 stick of ram, is the light still amber? Try the other stick of ram if it had more than 1. Still amber? If so you have either a bad power supply, bad motherboard or processor.

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Hello there, I'm Callie. On May 7th I purchased a Dell Inspirion 5559. As of yesterday on Thurday June 9th, I have noticed an issue with my webcam. Unless it's in front of a direct light like the sun or a light pointing towards the webcam, my webcam displays a black/blank screen.  Here are a couple examples.
In front of window/sunlight.
Moved away from window/sunlight [but still lights on in the room.]

A:Webcam Displays Black Screen [Unless in front of Direct Light]

Here is a good source when troubleshooting Webcam Issues. 
The Screen is black, blank or dark

A blank, black or dark screen can be caused by low light conditions or if the webcam is in the wrong mode. Make sure to use the webcam in a well-lighted area.
Adjust the brightness setting in the Skype software, for more information refer to the Skype website.

On Skype, select Tools> Options >Video Settings > Webcam settings 
Then move the sliders for brightness and contrast and see if it helps. 

TB

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A:when turn on black screen no hard drive light mode...

still under warranty or not?

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Hi, hope you're doing well.

this just started happening to me yesterday. Windows 7, 64 bit. I'll be doing nothing in particular on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and the screen will randomly just turn black...the back light is still on. The hard drive light on the front will also stop blinking and just turn off. I have to manually shut down my laptop by holding the power button....I can restart it normally but then after a random amount of time, the screen will turn black again. It might last 15 minutes or an hour but it happens again. I've included the file requested for BSOD situations because I"m not sure of the issue.

Thanks for any help, I truly appreciate it!

A:Screen turns black, and HDD light goes off, BSOD file included, Thanks

fun new development! i now hear static whenever my computer is playing music or any other types of sounds....ugh

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when turning on computer nothing happens. black screen no hard drive light  

A:when turn on black screen no hard drive light mode...

still under warranty or not?

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Hello there i got this problem my computer started by indicating error(PRI Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T Status Bad,Backup..) and not loading the OS Win 98 just a screen written Win 98.I then removed the hard disk(Fujitsu MPF 3102AT) and checked it on another computer i got the same result,when i placed back the hard disk so that i could upgrade the OS to Win XP,my monitor would not show anything.The power light would light up green but after a few seconds it start blinking green.The CPU is running on P111.Pliz help.
 

A:Monitor showing a blinking green light and screen is black.

Welcome to TechSpot, adad



adad said:



(PRI Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T Status Bad,Backup..)Click to expand...

That says it all - your hard disk drive is failing (S.M.A.R.T. = Self-Monitoring Analysis Reporting Technology).
 

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A:Sony VIAO VGC-JS410F...Power light on, blank screen.

Its sounds like it could be the power supply or the motherboard.
 

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A:Power button on start screen

This link might help---

http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...e-power-button

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, please move if needed!!

I have done a Google search and nothin helpful popped up.
I want to know if i can remove the power button from the bottom of the welcome/locked screen as my lovely 2 year old keeps turning my PC off it its lock or on the welcome screen, I have a lockable door on my PC case so he can't get at that power button so this is the only thing we can think is its the power button on the welcome screen lol
Thanks for any help

A:Removing the power button from welcome screen

Hello Morpheus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may help, but it also removes them from the Start Menu. It's the same in Windows 7.

Shutdown Options - Start Menu - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Here is an example:
 

A:Solved: HP PAVILION DV7-2185DX Red lines on black screen and light blue on white

I would return it ASAP, looks defective to me.

Good luck on your decision
Ray
 

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Also whenever I do open up my computer it says something about a media failure. I'm not sure if this is in regards to my graphics card as it tells me the card itself is running fine.
My computer is a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series.
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Oooops I meant hp envy

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