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Laptop screen went blank - external HDMI display works

Q: Laptop screen went blank - external HDMI display works

I was moving our Dell Studio 17 laptop and the screen went blank. I thought it did a power save or something. But I could not get it redisplay anything..no flickers, nothing.

I rebooted, nothing.

I opened up the back and reseated the ram and verified the hard drives were secure. I vacuumed out any dust. No difference.

So I tried using the HDMI with our TV and it displays just fine. I try to toggle the screen (function F8 on my laptop) and it makes no difference. HDMI is always shown.

In the past when we use the HDMI to display netflix movies on our TV, I hookup the HDMI and the laptop automatically switches to the HDMI display and turns off the laptop display. When I unplug the HDMI, it wouldnt turn the laptop screen back on. I would have to reboot with the HDMI disconnected for the display to come back.

Now rebooting doesnt not bring the screen back.

Anything else to try? are there settings somewhere forcing the laptop to not send info to its own screen? BIOS?

This laptop has an ATI card and uses the latest drivers. It does have the Catalyst control center where it detects the displays. It seems the 'unknown' laptop screen and TV (when HDMI is connected, the only way I can see the screen at this time)..but it calls them duplicates and calls both of them #1 display.

Thanks for the help

A: Laptop screen went blank - external HDMI display works

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When viewing the Dell Optiplex 9030 specifications, it states that the device can be used as an external display for other devices, via its HDMI input.
I have followed the instructions given in the link below to link-up a MacBook Air as a video input, using HDMI. One user in the thread below says they have successfully done this, although it is not working on my machine. 

When I switch the display from "PC" to "HDMI" using the OSD (On Screen Display) buttons it only shows a black screen, although my MacBook Air detects that it is connected to the Dell Optimax 9030, and adjusts its settings accordingly. On the Optimax 9030, the question-mark below where it says "HDMI" on the OSD disappears, but no signal is displayed on the screen. 
Can anyone please explain a workaround to this problem? 

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(HP 2000 Notebook PC / Windows 8.1, 64 Bit) Blank screen always, external monitor works fine. What components could be malfunctioning? This occured about six  months ago, approximately one week after the one year warranty expired. Nonfortuitous.











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A:(HP 2000 Notebook PC ) Blank screen, external monitor works...

Hi, As you are confirming that issue is intermittent, and now its working fine, it means that issue would be of display cable. The display cable would be loose. Issue can be fixed by refixing the display cable, if the issue persists then the display cable needs to be replaced. This is the only reason, I asked you in the previous post whether issue was intermittent or display view changed while moving the display lid. This particualr issue has nothing to do with the temperature. Regards,Sumit I am an HP Employee

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Hey Guys, Im DIEING HERE, Heres the deal: I did a full reformatted to my HP laptop dv6700 (specs below) from a Downgraded XP Home OS (bought it originally running Vista) to a currently Windows 7 Ultimate. I connect my laptop to my toshiba tv via a VGA cord. Now my laptop screen for some messed up reason is no longer displaying. But when it is connected via VGA i can use the computer just fine using my TV as my only screen. The problem is I cannot get the laptop to display. After multiple shutdowns and force restarts, and after leaving the laptop for a decent period of time i turn it on and it will random again display on my laptop, I have concluded from this that it is less likely a hardware problem and more likely a software one. I have the correct latest driver from nvidia. Another noteworthy point is that the Toshiba is only screen recgonized when i am in the screen resolution menu.



Device Manager Display adapter is the updated version of NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
Monitors in Device Monitor is Generic PnP Monitor



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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/9/2010, 23:26:39
Machine name: CALC-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
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Does the HP screen display at startup? ie; before Windows even loads.

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I know this topic has been discussed before but none seem to be the same as my situation.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545.  When turned on I get nothing on my display.  Connecting to an external display works fine.  Here are the current steps I have taken without any results:
1.  Tried the memory swap thing....no display.
2.  Checked fuse on motherboard.  OK
3.  Installed new cable.  No change.
4  Installed 3 known good displays....same part number that was in laptop as original.
5. Installed 2 new good motherboards....no change.
6. This is an LED monitor  so no backlight or inverter.
7. Removed keyboard....pressed on all the "known" areas that people have mentioned on this forum.
Connect is to an external monitor and all is good.  Try the FN key an the F1 no change.....Sure could use some more ideas as I am completely out.
Thanks
Frank
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A:Inspiron 1545 no display on laptop, external works fine

This is a bad GPU (yes, they can fail in such a way as an external display works but the internal doesn't) or a bad mainboard - effectively the same thing, since one needs to be replaced to fix the other.

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Hello, I've had this problem with my laptop display for about half a year. When the laptop starts, the backlight turns on, but there is no display of Windows. When connected to an external monitor or projector, this displays the image with no problem. Thus, my question is: if my GPU and backlight are working, what component is causing the problem and how can I fix it? It is worth mentoning that sometimes on start up the display came back to life, and then if no shutdown or battery depletion occured, it would function normally. However, if the battery ran out, the problem came back (since I very often just put the laptop on sleep, this system functioned for a while...) Then, a couple of weeks ago this happened again, and the display hasn't worked since. I am now working with an external monitor.  Looking forward to your answers. Many thanks, Stefania

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I purchased an external monitor on Friday.  It worked on Friday and Saturday. Sunday when I booted up, the external monitor no longer worked. The history appears to show an automatic update occurred overnight.  I was running Windows 8.1.  I upgraded to 10.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled the intel video driver, I reinstalled the chipset driver.  I have trimmed the micro HDMI cord as suggested in one of the posts.  I have seen enough posts on the various boards to know my issue does not seem to be an isolated case... but I haven't been able to find an explanation of the cause or a reliable solution.  Any help is appreciated.

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The screen on my hp laptop suddenly went dead

the laptop works with an external monitor

Any suggestions as to how I can find out what's wrong or how I can fix it

hitting function key (which is supposed to switch from external monitor to laptop screen doesn't solve the problem
 

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Hello all, hoping I can get some help with this.

I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop computer with an nvidia video card. I do not have all the specs handy but due to the problem I'll explain below.

I had been playing WoW for a while when occasionally the game would freeze and my monitor would switch off and on and there would be a message stating the display driver had to be reinitialized. I didnt think anything of it but then it happened one time and I got a blue screen message that flashed on and off quickly before the computer shut down. I couldnt make out much beyond "display driver error" and when i turned the computer back on the monitor was totally blank no matter how many times i rebooted. I let the computer sit for a while unplugged and with the battery removed and it began working properly but then it happened again and now it is not returning to normal. I cannot see anything but I can hear the computer working. Anyone have any ideas what I can do about this?

Thanks

-N
 

A:Display Driver error causing blank laptop screen

Go to HP Support and download and install the "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600" driver once again
 

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Hello all, hoping I can get some help with this.

I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop computer with an nvidia video card. I do not have all the specs handy but due to the problem I'll explain below.

I had been playing WoW for a while when occasionally the game would freeze and my monitor would switch off and on and there would be a message stating the display driver had to be reinitialized. I didnt think anything of it but then it happened one time and I got a blue screen message that flashed on and off quickly before the computer shut down. I couldnt make out much beyond "display driver error" and when i turned the computer back on the monitor was totally blank no matter how many times i rebooted. I let the computer sit for a while unplugged and with the battery removed and it began working properly but then it happened again and now it is not returning to normal. I cannot see anything but I can hear the computer working. Anyone have any ideas what I can do about this?

Thanks

-N
 

A:Display Driver error causing blank laptop screen

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Compaq Presario R3000 running Windows XP SP3 and nVIDIA display controller GeForce4 440 Go 64.

The on-board LCD won't light up so I would like to use this as a desktop with an external monitor. I can get the laptop to extend the desktop so that it stretches the desktop across two monitors (the broken laptop LCD and the desktop monitor); but, what I need is for the laptop to duplicate the display on each monitor.

I cannot get it to do that, help!
 

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My display randomly broke as I was using it. It has pink and green lines and the image changes whenever I move the laptop. I've updated all the drivers and run all the tests in solution centre but no luck. 
 
The display is only usable when plugged into an external monitor via HDMI. I still have warranty until September. The laptop was bought in UK but I am currently living in Budapest, Hungary. how can I get this laptop working again? I tried calling the UK service centre and they told me I need to speak to Hungary. i phoned the hungarian centre and they don't speak English. I've spent enough money on phone calls and need the laptop fixed urgently. 
 
It's less than 3 months old and I'm really unsatisfied so far with my first Lenovo purchase. 
 
Please assist, Curtis.
 
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Hello, I have a HP pavillion Dv9308nr laptop, hooked up through s video to my panasonic plasma as an external display. This issue did not happen with same exact set up before I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista ultimate. So it has something to do with windows 7. Heres what happens. Every time I open a new folder, application, file, or web page the external display flashes. I can tell it is disconnecting for a split second because my TV shows the input notice on the screen as if I just switched to that input. This also happens randomly every couple minutes or so. I looked this up on google and found that the Transient Multimon Manager can cause this and it said if Im using the external display only and not switching back and forth that I should disable TMM, which I have done. I think it might have something to do with the graphics drivers compatibility with windows 7. When I try to install the recommened driver through windows or Nvidia it gets all the way to the install and then says not for this OS. Other than this issue Im loving 7, and since I cant go back to vista without a clean install Im stuck trying to figure out whats causing this, and if theres anything I can do about it. Thanks in advance for any ideas and suggestions and God Bless.

A:Screen flash/ disconnect on external display & laptop

UPDATE: Ok, this makes no sense at all to me, but it worked. I decided since I was getting graphics driver compatibilty error message when I did windows update to try to roll it back. So I did this, and the screen got worse, but it showed that the driver was the exact same one, same date, same edition. So I did a restore to previous point. Fixed the new screen issue, then went back to the rollback again to see if it would rollback this time. Rebooted, screen looked ok. Checked the driver date and issue, still the same one. But the flashing is GONE. I have no idea what I did. Ive rolled the graphics driver back in the past and it showed an older date and older edition number. But this time it stayed the same but fixed the problem. Anyway I created a new restore point which Ill use if the issue comes back.

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Just purchased a X1 Yoga with OLED display - Windows 10, intel i7, etc. I have a Dell monitor at work and when I connect it to the HDMI port on my laptop, it recognizes the monitor (control panel/Intel HD graphics). However, the monitor keeps showing a message "No HDMI cable. the display will go into power save mode in 5 minutes". Does anyone know how to fix this? I tried updating all the drivers, the windows button + P, nothing works. I'm desperate!

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Just purchased a X1 Yoga with OLED display - Windows 10, intel i7, etc. I have a Dell monitor at work and when I connect it to the HDMI port on my laptop, it recognizes the monitor (control panel/Intel HD graphics). However, the monitor keeps showing a message "No HDMI cable. the display will go into power save mode in 5 minutes". Does anyone know how to fix this? I tried updating all the drivers, the windows button + P, nothing works. I'm desperate!

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Hi! Please help!

This was working fine before I had to format my computer. I'm about six hours deep in this it's killing me. I'll provide you with any info I can, but I'm far from knowledgeable about this kind of thing.

The problem:
My second display is recognized by my computer, but it receives no signal, showing a blank screen with no sound.

My setup:
Windows 7 64bit. I have a monitor as a main display and a TV connected as an extended display. The monitor is connected via DVI. The TV is connected via HDMI. The TV is a PDP-R04. My graphics card is an AMD Radeon R9 270X using the latest drivers (14.501.1003.0). The cable works tested on other devices with the same TV. The TV works. The source settings on the TV are correct.

Things I've tried:
- rolling back to previous display drivers
- uninstalling display drivers in safe mode and re-updating
- resetting CMOS to defaults
- booting computer with only the TV plugged in
- changing the TV's resolution settings
- crying
 

A:External HDMI display detected by PC, but no signal

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The problem: Latitude E6440 external display blinks when connect via hdmi (see attached video file)
Dell Latitude E6440: Bios A13, Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600,AMD Radeon HD 8690M.

In charging state (while charge level less than 100% ) - no problem, after 100% - again problem
Some test cases:Primarily AC Use: problemCustom mode: 50% start ...90% stop charge (~70% charged level) - problemExpress mode: problemSome correlation from time after ON:~ 1....15 min - often (up 3..5 mins between re-connection HDMI)~ 15.....30 min - rare (up to 10 mins between re-connections)

A:Latitude E6440 external display blinks when connect via hdmi

Hi SI K,
If you haven't already done so can you update the Intel 4600 and AMD8690M first.
If the issue is still there then:
1. Restart the system and tap F2 to enter to the Bios
2. Navigate to 'Virtualization' and choose Disable (uncheck the box)  
3. Also disable VT for Direct Io and Trusted Execution 
4. Return to the main menu in the Bios and select Power Management Option and disable Advanced Battery charge configuration
Once you have done that check to see if the issue is resolved.
If it isn't then open the Intel Graphics Control Panel, go into Advanced Resolution and change the frequency for the LCD from 40Hz to 60Hz

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Note: I'm running Windows XP installed through Bootcamp on a Macbook Pro 13" Late 2009 model.

Recently, I found out my laptop screen no longer functions when using Windows XP. It boots up normally, gets past the "welcome" screen, and then reaches my desktop. It stays fine for a few seconds, then suddenly goes black. I tried shining a flashlight to see if it was a lamp problem, but there was no "faint outline" of anything, meaning its not the lamp's problem. However, I know my laptop's still running because of the fan noise and the beeping sounds.

Then, I tried plugging my laptop to my Phillips 230T 23" display, and everything worked fine. I could see my desktop, and everything normally. I also booted in Mac OSX and things worked fine too, both on the display and on the laptopscreen. No black screen there, but only while using Windows on the laptop screen itself. This means its not a video card problem either....

Any advice/help?

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop screen is "dead", but still works with display?

Try booting into Safe Mode (pressing F8 on startup) and select VGA
 

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I have exactly the same issue. Can you please advice me. I have the latest xps 13 9350 with qhd screen. Laptop's screen works just fine, but the external screen looks very ugly. Basically the same problem as described by the topic starter.

A:RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 improper contrast / colors via HDMI on external display

Yuriy,
Please reply with the brand and model of LCDs that you have tested with the notebook and please include what resolutions that you are trying with the notebook and I may be able to help. 

TB

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I have a Dell XPS 13, model 9350 (released Fall 2015), with the matte 1080p display (non-touch).  It has the new USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to external monitors.  It requires an adapter to connect the USB-C port to HDMI inputs on external monitors
I have purchased two different USB-C to HDMI adapters and have tried connecting both to my relatively new LG LA6900 1080p HDTV as well as an older 1080p computer monitor, both with HDMI inputs.  Regardless of which adapter or external display I use, the colors come out washed out with very poor contrast when I export to the displays.  Regular greens and blues become neon, the whites are so bright they wash out all detail, browns are a light yellow, etc.  In general, the contrast and colors are so off that the external displays are pretty much unusable.
I have used both of these monitors as external displays for several other laptops with no problems.  I never have to adjust the monitors’ settings or the computers’ settings.  With the Dell, I have tried every imaginable adjustment on the monitors.  I have also used Windows 10’s color calibration tool.  I have also played around with the display driver’s settings. I also tried using several different HDMI cables. NOTHING fixes the bad contrast and washed out colors.
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A:Dell XPS 13 9350 improper contrast / colors via HDMI on external display

Regarding the notebook, am I correct in understanding that the color problem only appears on your two external monitors and not on the LCD of the notebook itself? If this is correct then I don’t suggest reinstalling video drivers, if the LCD has a good display the drivers aren’t going to be the problem.
Have you tried other connections than thunderbolt to HDMI? Does the TV and monitor have Display port, standard VGA or DVI connections that you can try different Adapters with?  I certainly understand how you may not have these extra adapters lying around but if possible, this may be a way to see if it’s a problem with the type of adapters you are using, or a problem with any type of adapters.  You mentioned you have tested both displays on other notebooks, where you using thunderbolt to HDMI adapters on these other notebooks?
I mention power options on a lot of my posts but with notebooks you can’t emphasize it enough, I certainly suggest testing with the AC adapter connected to the notebook, and the Windows Power options plan set to High Performance and check to see if that makes a difference.
I don’t know if I suggest a service right now, especially if I am correct in understanding that the image on the LCD is fine but it may eventually be something to try. I will shoot you a DM to get your information if this turns out to be a suitable option.
 
TB

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I tried to connect my HP envy 23 touchsmart beats audio to my Samsung smart TV with hdmi I pressed the hdmi in button screen is now blank and will not go back to my desktop

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Hi Dell Community,
Please help me to diagnose what is wrong with my new laptop.
My Laptop is Dell Latitude E6440 but every time i connect external monitor to my laptop HDMI port via HDMI to VGA converter, the external monitor always blink randomly every couple of seconds. This HDMI to VGA converter is working fine when i used it to other laptop.
Currently i still don't have chance to try my laptop HDMI port to connect directly to HDMI monitor because i don't have it.
Are there anybody have the same problem with me? thanks for your help.

A:Latitude E6440 display blink when connect to external monitor via hdmi to VGA converter

Hi M. Zemmy Indrapatih,
Thanks for your post.
Sorry you are having difficulties with your laptop and monitor.  If you could send me the name and model cable adapter you are using and the name and model of the monitor,  I might be better able to understand the issue.  Thanks
Regards,Robert

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I just get a blank screen running my DVI output thru an adapter to HDMI on my HDTV. The DVI outup is working as it will display on a regular old CRT monitor. This same setup works with my FX5700LE AGP card just not on the Radeon 9600XT. I want to display a 720P video but the Athlon 2200 and FX5700 is not 100% smooth. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Does the TV have another port (such as DVI) that you can use without an adapter? Can you try the adapter with another video card?

Try to eliminate where the problem isn't occurring, such as a bad cable or adapter.

~Lordbob

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.




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Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Does your Laptop have dual Graphics ... If that is the case go to Dell Website and Download the Driver there for your Graphics ...

I would also suggest you read the Link below ...
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Whenever I plug in my HDMI cable my screens go blank.I accidentally checked a secondary box to make my display primary on my extra monitor, but before that, I WAS supposed to change a refresh rate setting on the extra monitor so the picture would appear... but now, I'm stuck with a blank screen since I didn't do the above.Yes I'm using Windows 10 Bootcamp via a Macbook Pro, but surely that doesn't matter right?Is there a way to just reset HDMI / video settings to start over? I want to start over from scratch when I plug in my HDMI cable. Thoughts?

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Hi, my external display lost ability to fall into sleep after inactivity timeout is reached. It just turns to black screen, apparent the display is active (I don't use the blank screen screensaver). The display only switches to standby if I unplug the signal cable. Withal it was able to switch into full standby earlier. So something had to change.

I did walk through monitor menu to find if there's some settings for power saving mode, there's none.
Connected via HDMI. Have searched a bit for this problem and found only this be closest to my problem: windows 7 - Monitor doesn't sleep on power off - Super User but the topic doesn't have a solution for me (I don't see any DPMS or power off options, probably for that BIOS is in UEFI mode).

powercfg /availablesleepstates gives this report


Code:
The following sleep states are available on this system:
Standby (S3)
Hibernate
Hybrid Sleep
Fast Startup

The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.

Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.

Standby (Connected)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.


Any resolution on this issue?

A:External LCD display won't fall into sleep (only blank)

Do you have another monitor to try? It sounds like the graphics card realizes the computer is idle, and so it stops sending data to the monitor, but the monitor seems not to understand it needs to go into standby mode.

Swapping monitors with another computer will reveal if the problem is with your monitor, or your computer, depending on if the problems moves to the 2nd computer with your monitor, or stays with your computer with the 2nd monitor.

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Hello everyone!
I am not sure where else to post this so if this i the wrong area please let me know and I can put it in the correct location.

So I have an MSI laptop, I have used it for the past couple months via HDMI on either a TV in my room, or through a receiver to a TV in the living room.

The other day I had unplugged it without turning it off. (The battery is ruined on it so it needs to be plugged in to be on/doesn't hold a charge).

So the next day I go to put it on my TV, and it says that it is 'searching for signal' on the TV.
In the display options on the laptop, it does not show 2 monitors.
When I switch inputs on the TV it recognises there is in something on HDMI 1, but it just keeps saying 'searching for signals'. If I switch the cable to HDMI 2, it picks it up that something is hooked up, but I still get the same message.

I tried to screw around a little bit yesterday as well as read and try and find out the solution but I could not.

Has anyone experiences this? Do you know how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello everyone!
I am not sure where else to post this so if this i the wrong area please let me know and I can put it in the correct location.

So I have an MSI laptop, I have used it for the past couple months via HDMI on either a TV in my room, or through a receiver to a TV in the living room.

The other day I had unplugged it without turning it off. (The battery is ruined on it so it needs to be plugged in to be on/doesn't hold a charge).

So the next day I go to put it on my TV, and it says that it is 'searching for signal' on the TV.
In the display options on the laptop, it does not show 2 monitors.
When I switch inputs on the TV it recognises there is in something on HDMI 1, but it just keeps saying 'searching for signals'. If I switch the cable to HDMI 2, it picks it up that something is hooked up, but I still get the same message.

I tried to screw around a little bit yesterday as well as read and try and find out the solution but I could not.

Has anyone experiences this? Do you know how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

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Confused - help!
I get black screen when booting right after splash-screen w. Windows 7 (64-bit sys. in dual boot w. XP-SP3) - but the problem is only there when i have a HDMI-cable attached to the HD4670 card (with or WO my Samsung PS50C7700 hooked up at the other end of the HDMI-cable?).
With no HDMI attached to the grafics-card Windows 7 boots fine!
(EIZO-monitor S2110W on DVI all the time).

So no HDMI in Windows 7 - or what?!?

I have the HD4670 card running on the exact same hardware in Win XP-SP3 (same machine, dual boot) - and it's working just fine in XP-SP3 (WO sound on HDMI though...). What is this all about - pls help :}

System:
Asus P5Q-Pro (BIOS v. 1613), Intel E8400/3Ghz, 8 GB OCZ PC-6400 DDR-2, Sapphire ULTIMATE HD4670 (512 GDDR-3) w. Catalyst 12.2, Windows 7 Home Premium (dual boot w. XP-SP3 on separate HD's). RAID-enabled system w. 1 GB RAID-1 storage attached.

A:HDMI on HD4670/Win7-64 = Black Screen on Start-Up! (works on XP-SP3?)

Had exactly the same problem.

I did two things to fix; First I lowered the resolution to 1280x1024 and it worked, but that drove me crazy, so I bought a Intel card with 1gb of video memory, which I'm told is the minimum one should use if one wishes to use HDMI HD 1920x1080. It probably would have worked fine with an ATI as well, but with at least 1gb of RAM.

The card I bought was a Gigabyte GTX 450 and I might have been able to go lower, but since it was only $90 I figured it was worth it.

If you have a card with 1gb perhaps you could give that a try, or try lowering the resolution and (maybe), color depth.

The machine in question was Windows Server 2008 R2, but hey, it's essentially the same as windows 7.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Hey Guys

I have a Gigabyte Nvidia GTX560 TI Graphics card connected via HDMI to my Asus Screen.

On the back of the screen there is an HDMI Audio out port. (No speakers part of the screen)

How do I get the HDMI Audio play through earphones? And can I in turn connect this through my computer as i do have wireless USB earphones. (Which obviously won't work from the screen port )

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have been trying to figure this out for some time.

Specifications:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Processor: i5 760
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 560 TI
Screen: Asus HD MS 228 21.5" LED LCD Monitor
Ram: 4GB DDR3

THANKS!!

A:How the HDMI Audio works from my GTX 560TI to my Asus HD Screen(MS228)

Rayzr welcome to the Seven Forums.

With a USB headset you would be better off forgetting about HDMI and just plugging it into the computer. You have to remember that a USB headset or speakers is treated as a separate sound card and has and uses its own driver.

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The problem started as a HDMI-cable was plugged into my running Satellite T130-17E and the screen was closed down. From that point the notebook screen stopped working. When booting the windows start-up logo is on for a couple of seconds and just before the entering the desktop the cursor is visible on the screen. But except from these short moments there is no action on the notebooks screen. When I reinstalled the driver to the graphic card there was some short moments (less than 0,5 sec) when the screen was active.

I can use the notebook without any problems via HDMI to my TV. And when I adjust the screens brightness (FN+F6/F7) the black screen can get more back-lighted.

When I turn off the HDMI-output or plugs it out - nothing happens on the notebooks screen.

Can some of you please try to help me out as I really need my notebook to work normal again. If you can help me sort out this problem I'll be very grateful-

Kind Regards,
Jacob Lindberg

A:Satellite T130 -Black screen- HDMI works perfectly

Hello Jacob

Start your notebook with HDMI cable and wait until windows is fully loaded. When you see the desktop on the TV use FN+F5 key combination and switch to the LCD back.

Can you do this?
Does it work?

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"For Dim display issue if you use a flash light and point it on the screen you'll actually see the screen behind....And for display cable failure there will be no display or blurry..lines etc.."IF this is true, when flashing the light on the black screen, I was able to see it, although it was very dim, So, what do i need to do in order to fix the screen?

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Hi,

This is on a loptop Meldon E6882, running windows 7, to a LED TV HD.

From a cold boot both the laptop monitor and HDMI screen show the windows starting screen .. But the HDMI screen goes blank when the login screen appears.

I have tried different screen resolutions. No Luck.

I have tried from the 'screen resolution' page to get automatically detect the HDMI - No luck

I have tried from the 'screen resolution' page to manually select HDMI. Only offers VGA or component, no HDMI.

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I think this maybe a disabled driver as I did a manual disabling of these some time ago in order to try and reduce the boot time. I cannot recall the names of the drivers I have put into manual start (some time ago), nor have I found any info on what drivers are needed for the HDMI. The screen driver is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000.

Any hints? I'd like to look at some video on the larger screen...

A:HDMI works from cold boot to login screen then vanishes.

Ok, please follow this tutorial to see and upload the system specs to the forum. So we know what components there are in that laptop. (As I cannot find anything by googling the name you gave)

Then we can talk about drivers.

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Very similar to the following problem but i do not have a raid, and it seems that this PC has a raid and i don't, plus it was never really determined what the actual solution was.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/596146-solved-windows-cant-boot-black.html
The basics: XP Professional Boot up screen, right before the windows loading screen, or direct after the F8 Menu if you hit "Start Windows Normally..." it will just lock up, no HDD activity, blank screen. now BSOD, nothing.

All 3 safe mods work fine.

Ran chkdsk /r in recovery.
Ran proper fixboot procedure.

Went into safe mode and checked the event viewer.

The only concerning message i got was: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AmdK8
Fips
nod32drv

Formatting really isnt an issue since i can back up anything i need through safe mode. However its just the fact that the Windows gremlin has struck me again and i must defeat it once more.

I highly doubt this is a hardware issue as it is more of a driver/software issue.

Anymore information for me, or from me that you need, i would be extremely happy.
Thanks for your time.
 

A:Blank Screen Freeze Up before Splash screen. Safe mode works.

Before I say the hard drive is dying, you need to try the XP repair as you have done most else you can already:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Hi,

I have a problem that is driving me absolutely mental. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Basically I have a Monitor (Benq G2420HD) hooked up to my laptop (Sony Vaio AR71m - Running Windows 7) via HDMI. It worked absolutely perfectly before I went away for the summer. Since coming home and, to my knowledge, having made no major changes to my computer I encountered a problem.

The monitor is recognised on my computer - it shows up in display settings and Nvidia Control Panel fine. Windows also extends the desktop to the other monitor. The monitor shows the green power light but is completely unresponsive and shows only a blank screen as if it's not turned on - I can't change the channel, bring up the menu or do anything until I unplug the HDMI cable and then the monitor works again.

I have tested my computer on another monitor and it works and I have tested my monitor on another computer and that works. At one point I thought I had solved the problem after installing an older graphics driver and and my desktop actually showed on the monitor but two minutes later it disappeared again.

I've tried countless GPU drivers (GeForce 8400 GTm), different HDMI cables and I've even formatted my hardrive and reinstalled windows but to no avail.

I've completely run out of ideas of things to try. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free.

Thanks
 

A:Frustrating blank screen on secondary monitor via HDMI.

Have you tried a different cable?
 

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I just received my package of VGA to HDMI cable but it does not seem to work with my laptop which has a VGA port and LCD TV which has the HDMI port. I am not able to export my display of my Laptop to the TV. A 'No Signal' box moves around on the screen of the TV.

Laptop Details - Toshiba Tecra A11
Core i5 - Intel integrated graphics HD

LCD TV - Dynex 32" LCD HDTV

Any idea on getting the Laptop VGA display exported to the HDMI TV?
 

A:Export display from laptop(VGA) to TV(HDMI)

I just received my package of VGA to HDMI cableClick to expand...

is this just a cable - if so then it will not work
you need a converter to turn the analogue VGA signal into a Digital HDMI signal
where did you purchase the cable

have a read here
http://forums.techguy.org/miscellaneous-tech/974637-vga-hdmi-cable.html
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/919305-solved-connectinglaptop-hdtv-vga-hdmi.html
 

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This happens as soon as the VGA adapter is plugged in. Unplugging it does not turn the laptop screen back on. Toggling with the function keys does nothing. Since I cannot see anything I cannot try to adjust/correct display settings (or do anything for that matter, other than turn the laptop off by holding power key down).

The second display works (tested with a different laptop).

History: The external display worked fine with this laptop. We had a power failure yesterday which turned it off. The screen toggled to the laptop successfully (or I did, with the function keys--I don't remember) and I continued working. When power returned I started running into this issue. I reinstalled the display drivers from the original manufacturer disc but the problem persists.

msi A4000, Celeron dual Core T3100, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NVIDIA? MCP79MVL, GeForce? 8200M G, Shared
External display: Acer LCD, AL 1916C

A:Laptop black when external display plugged in, #2 display also dark.

To shut down properly hit the Winkey, then the right arrow, then Enter.

This may be as simple as capacitors overcharged. Shut down, unplug, remove battery. Hold power button down for 20 secs.
Do same for monitor.
Then try.

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Am having trouble with a 3 display set up:
1. Laptop display OK
2. HDMI flat screen OK
3. VGA smaller flat screen

Windows 7 will not allow me to duplicate desktops 1 and 3 ( or any other combination) that allows 3 different views.

Suggestions ? Thanks

A:3 display set up , different screen sizes, 1 VGA and 1 HDMI

It isn't Windows that is stopping you but the laptop itself. The laptop may have two additional display ports/hookups in addition to the laptop's own screen but it doesn't mean you can use all three at once. You don't say what laptop, but you will likely find that the video card in it can only support up to two display devices at a time, with one of them being the laptop's own screen.

You want to run three displays off of a laptop, you're going to need an external video device something like this,

Newegg.com - StarTech USB 3.0 to VGA External Video Card Multi Monitor Adapter – 2048x1152 USB32VGAE USB 3.0 to VGA Interface

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Does HDMI needed to be unplugged and plug back in for it to broadcast a signal from Laptop to an external monitor? Because this seems to be my case at times.
 

A:Laptop connecting to an external Monitor via HDMI

It shouldn't. Does the problem occur during bootup, or while in use?

Also, if it occurs after letting the PC sleep or hibernation, it could be a hardware or OS/software issue.
 

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So I spend all day yesterday trying to figure out a solution to how I was going to make this work I have a 23" HP S2331 LCD Flat Panel that has 1x VGA port and 1x DVI-D port and my main computer has a ATI Radeon HD 5760 Graphics card that has 1x VGA Port 1x HDMI port and 1x DVI-I port. What I would like to do is utilize the VGA port for my KVM switch so when I hook up another machine I can just hit the kvm and use my screen and when I just want to use my machine normally I can switch the input on the monitor to DVI but when I do this now I get a blank screen... The input light stay blue but I get no picture (sometimes it will turn on for a second or two randomly but the picture is completely out of whack like really weird artifacts but it goes out randomly.
Anyone have any ideas? I am waiting for the comp store to open so I can try swapping out the cable but I really don't think it's that...
The other thing is the cable that they had yesterday was like 15' long so i'm wondering if it's maybe to long I know it's in spec but who knows.
I spent all day yesterday cruising the net for solutions but found nothing...
I've updated the drivers and checked the bios for any settings but found nothing. I've tried messing with the control center but nothings working...

A:DVI-D Blank Screen VGA Works though...

If it is not the cable, the DVI port might just not work. I have a monitor that works great on VGA, but DVI doesn't even register a signal.

Is this on your Toshiba Satellite?

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Please Help...

I have a Sony Vaio desktop, when i went to log in i am not able to see anything after i enter my password, i get a blank desktop with no icons nor tool bar or start up menu. Not even the Ctrl Alt Del option works, the only think that works is pressing the windows button and L and that takes me back to the login screen so i can shut down the comp.

I have had my pc restart on me while it was loading up before and have gotten the blue screen. This is a computer i bought from a friend when it was brand new a few years ago, however i do not have the windows CD.

Anything anyone can do to provide any info would be of great assistance, oh btw when i log in under safe mode i get the same thing cant to anything nor see anything, it seems like its trying to load something but after a period of time i.ll get the blue screen, it will restart, or just do nothing....

Thanks :-)

A:Blank Screen After Log in, Nothing works

I think you have an issue with your explorer.exe file. That is the file that loads basically everything on your user-name including wallpaper and icons and such. You may be able to repair it if you have a Windows Xp installation disk.If a mod reads this, could you please move it to the Windows XP forum?

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I have GT220 & the external Dell S2240L screen.

Both HDMI & VGA have same image quality in terms of text sharpness & almost same colors.

but, the HDMI looks brighter, dryer with more contrast & just worse than VGA. I have tried all screen presets, tried all brightness/contrast screen settings, still looks bad. I tried all 3 RGB channels & each one individual in NVIDIA control panel, but all that does is change the colors. The actual contrast is just bad on HDMI.

Do you think its just my GPU or screen? I was hoping to upgrade to a HD7970 soon, but that doesn't have analogue & might look the same.

A:HDMI looks dry/high contrast vs. VGA on external screen.

Do you have the latest driver for the GT220 installed?

Do you have Image Enhancer enabled on the LCD?

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My ThinkPad T500 running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional Edition worked great on and off a mini docking station with 2 external monitors. The dual-display setup allowed me to have more desktop space; when needed, I can take the laptop off the docking station (following undocking steps) and use it anywhere. This convenience no longer holds after upgrading to Windows 10.

With the T500 in the docking station (LCD lid closed), I can use the dual-display setup as in Windows 7. However, after shut-down and remove the T500 off the docking station and the T500 laptop becomes unusable because its LCD display doesn't show anything after boot. (While booting the laptop's display shows the ThinkPad boot logo and then some DOS-mode boot messages and then the windows 10 logo and its dotted spinning wheel; after the initial boot the display went blank and the Windows 10 desktop doesn't come up.)

The only way to make the T500 laptop usable on its own is to go through a "preparation procedure" and here is how the procedure goes: While the T500 is on the docking station in the dual-display setup with the 2 external monitors, open the T500's lid and set its display as the main display and then select to disconnect the other 2 external displays (in the Settings -> System -> Display page); then , in the T500's LCD display, select the shut down. Once the T500 is properly powered off, remove it from the docking station and the T500 can work on its own as a laptop supposed to be. W... Read more

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everything started goin wrong when i went into my bios configuration....my usb hardware wasnt being recognize in windows so i went to adjust the options and changed the usb function to enable...i also did some other things......although my graphic card is agp...on the primary graphic it says pci so i changed it to agp...graphic winsize was 64mb i changed it to 128mb, cpu was 133mhz, i turn on the overclocked and change it to 160mhz....and then restart and everything went wrong, it stayed with the black screen......

when i turn on my computer everything works but my monitor stays blank even with 3 different video cards i tried with...,also thought if it was my monitor so i went to my bros computer and try it but nope even my bros monitor stayed black...so it has to be the motherboard itself...........my fans, harddrive, and whatever works.....mouse(optic) works but keyboard doesnt seem to get any signal...tower light stays green but when turned on, it turns to orange jes like the monitor

i also try taking every card out...sound card, graphic card, and my harddrives(since it was the harddrive that i change the configuration in) but nope still doesnt work

i google my probelm and tried everything and still no luck

my specs
1.6gig duron
728 mb
geforce 6600 agp

im jes hopin i didnt fried that damn ****.....im pretty sure it aint fried becuz it can still be turned on
 

A:**black blank screen** everything else works

What Kind of Motherboard.....

....and is there any way to reset it back to default. Have you looked through the motherboard manual if this is a self-build? If not, can you get the motherboard model and check the manufacturer's website for a manual? Not sure if you fried your chip, but it could be....or it may just be the system is buckling because it won't accept the overclock.
 

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Hi,

I have a 6 month old Z30-A Portege i7 laptop (PT243A-0HW02X) running Windows 7 64bit, and the 13.3" 1920x1080 internal display screen is not working - nothing is displayed on the screen.

However I can connect an external monitor via the RGB cable port or to the HDMI port and still use the laptop that way.

I have tried various Function F5 Output toggles choosing Clone, External, Extend, Switch Display, but nothing works to get output back again to the laptop display screen.

On the External option I see a laptop icon in grey colour with a X on the screen, and a '1' on the other display icon, and a window appears for 'Toshiba Flash Cards' with red x error message " Failed to initialize Output Configuration dialog!".

There is no further help available to tell me what the problem is.
When I choose the Function F5 Output Configuration option, the 'Internal' line is greyed out, so I can't select it.

Has anyone else had this issue?
Could a BIOS update help to tell me if there is a hardware issue?
There is nothing about the display error in the Windows event viewer.

Thanks.

A:No display on Portege Z30-A screen but HDMI / RGB ports work

I have a similar problem.

When I boot up, I see the Windows 7 logo, but then everything goes black after that.

I can start the computer in safe mode and the laptop screen works no problem. In Safe Mode I can even switch to 1920x1080 resolution. So the video hardware + drivers are working, just not in normal Windows mode.

Tried reinstalling video drivers but no luck.

I also wiped the computer and reinstalled Windows 7 + video drivers and still no luck...

It started happening literally out of the blue... after six months, like yourself.

I have a Z30t-A-123.

Does anybody from Toshiba respond here or are we left to our own devices?

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I need help for my 2 monitors I'm not sure what's up with one of them.
On the left I use (DVI to VGA) and the right monitor, my main one I use (mini HDMI to HDMI)
This one, the main one displays 'no signal' I've been using it for a couple months no problem working fine and a couple of days ago while on my computer it just displayed 'no signal' while my monitor on the left (vga) stayed on working perfect.
But the computer recognized the monitor still being visible as I can move things to it and when I access it on 'chrome remote desktop' on my phone you can see that it's still being displayed (picture attached below) click here and the other pic below is what I see irl, sorry for the bad lighting it's late here.
Anyway I'll get the simple suggestions out of the way
-Yes it is selected as 'HDMI' on the monitor.
-Yes the HDMI cable works as it works with my PS4 and the PS4 Hdmi cable also tested on it with no results
-Yes the monitor works, I plugged in the VGA and it displays, I also plugged in the PS4 over hdmi and it displays my PS4 no problem
- And I also replaced the 'mini hdmi adapter' and that hasn't fixed it.
So any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

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Tv: Panasonic Viera E6 PC: Asus K55VM with Win8
Basically the tv cuts the corners. Can anyone help me?
Screenshot by Lightshot
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance

A:Tv connected by hdmi cable to pc doesnt display the entire screen

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Is Windows set to the correct resolution?

Are your video drivers up-to-date?

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Everything works except the display. Laptop turns on, can hear the turn on tune, but screen is black. Screen sometimes shows up for 5 - 6 seconds then blacks out again.

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Hi, Posted this in the Vista forum and was advised this was the proper place to post this message.

Let me start out by saying, I'm no techie, but I do try to fix things myself first due to financial restraints as a single mom/nursing student. I really could kick myself for not posting when all this started, but that's not going to help me now. The damage is already done.

My computer is a Toshiba P105, 32-bit, with Vista Home premium.

I have automatic backup through Mozy.com

Here's the story as best as I can remember and as brief as possible: A few weeks back I somehow got a Google hijack virus. I used Malware Bytes and found two Vundo viruses and cleaned them, but the problem persisted. I then used Spybot Search and Destroy, as I keep both anti-virus programs on my machine. SB found some additional viruses--Vundo and some kind of Trojan. I cleaned them off, but again, the problem persisted. I went on a search for Google hijacked, and found this site. I tried searching for a solution. The rest of the story remains sketchy, as I can't remember the exact sequence of events. But I think it went like this--I linked to a program called Combofix and ran it. First it made a restore point. then it found a bunch of what it called "rootkits", a bunch in files titled SKYNET, and some other stuff. I did hand write them out, as Combofix requested me to do so, incase they were needed later. It supposedly removed them, and the problem seemed better for like hal... Read more

A:Loaded Avast--Now there's a blank screen and nothing works. [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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ok i was getting help with this another forum but that forum is currently down and the last thing they had my try was to try the last known good configuration if that would boot into windows, well i tryed that and it didnt work, this all started after i used combofix in safemode to remove some virus on my computer and now i cant boot into windows normally so if anyone has any advice please let me know thanks.
 

A:blank screen on boot up but safe mode works

While booted into the safe mode try looking for any error or warning messages in the Event Viewer, which is in Administrative Tools in your Control Panel. You click either application or system on the left side in Event Viewer, then I do click view, filter, then click to uncheck the box for information, apply and ok, so then only warnings and errors will show on the right. Then just double on one of those to open to see the details of it. Maybe try to run the system file checker tool in safe mode too, click start, run, type in this; sfc /scannow , and include that space before the / too.
 

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Both on normal and safe mode startups, it's only a black screen with a movable mouse cursor.

- tried startup repair, no problem found
- tried sfc /scannow, told me it needed to reboot to do some repair operation, did nothing.
- system restore has no restore points
- cd-rom is dead/dying
- have an usb boot image thing and it loads files but then there is only the background image with mouse cursor, no setup or whatever appears. So, same as normal, only with a pic instead of black screen?
- tried both fail-safe and optimized bios defaults
- cleaned for dust and dis-/reconnected some wires
- doing a windows memory scan, because it seems the only option left

long back-story, short:

did a defrag a while back, there was a power loss, .dlls started not be recognized, tried to fix, but no success, found out cd-rom was dying and couldn't use the install dvd, wanted to use usb image to reinstall, but this happened so i never got the chance.

A:[SOLVED] blank screen on startup, only mouse cursor works

While you were in the BIOS, did you notice if the Hard Drive and CD were recognized?

We will need the specs of the computer, what is the USB image you talk about. You are going to need a way to boot from either a CD or USB to test the hardware.

If the hard drive was being accessed when the power failure occurred, there is a chance the drive has been trashed.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Computer was working like a dream and has been for about a year now, when yesterday I booted up after running Windows update, like always, logged on like normal, only to see a blank screen with only my mouse cursor. Neither Ctrl+Alt+Del nor Ctrl+Shft+Esc work to bring up the Task Manager. I am able to boot into Safe Mode just fine, but of course unable to uninstall the Windows updates to the .NET framework.

I have tried System Restore several times now, both from the Safe Mode and from the start-up recovery options accessed via F8 upon system startup. From the same menu, I have attempted Startup Repair but alas, Windows does not detect any problems (go figure, right? ).

I have ran the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to check if my hardware was going bad, and upon completion, it rebooted, once again, to a blank screen after being prompted to log in. Mouse works, nothing else does. Upon pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del I am greeted with the following message after waiting roughly 5 minutes:

"The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed. If the operating system does not respond, press ESC or restart the computer by using the power switch."

^Pressing ESC makes the message disappear along with my mouse, so that I am staring at a completely blank screen.

I am on my friend's MacBook Pro right now, I'm really hoping someone can help, but I mu... Read more

A:Solved: Blank Screen after Windows 7 log on; only Safe Mode works

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I'm trying to play an old PC game called 'outlive' on windows 7, when I load the game a blank screen appears but the sound works perfectly. If I come off the game and then go back onto it I can see glimpses of the home screen but the screen is unresponsive so I can't move the cursor. Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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I just got a new pavilion x360 with Windows 10 and i5 processor. My previous laptop was an hp stream running Windows 10 that I use an external monitor with via the usb cable. When I plug in the monitor to my new laptop nothing is showing up (I did th set up correctly). The monitor is being recognized because I can see it on my devices list but the monitor will say "no data" I checked drivers and it said they were up to date. Please help

A:External screen blank

Hi, Which type of USB cable do you use ? Regards.

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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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I've been trying to get my games running at full screen on my TV via HDMI, which does work - but I also want to be able to have an internet window, or Skype windows etc open on my laptop screen at the same time, to continue chatting/surfing etc. Whenever I activate full screen mode in-game, the laptop screen just shows my wallpaper, with no option of showing other windows. Is there a way to do this?

Laptop is a HP Pavilion DV6.

A:Laptop screen = desktop, TV through HDMI = full screen game?

this is generic, u'll have to 'tap out' the game to do this anyway, normally takes about 5-15 seconds to go back into full screen,

but the general setup issue with bill your monitor settings, check your display manager nvidia/ati

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I have a system which I had to reload my XP Prof. and when I boot up the system, everything looks normal on boot except after the welcome screen, the display goes blank. The power light on the monitor starts blinking and the indicator light on the tower is still running. I can boot in safe mode and it seems to work fine, so I eliminated bad monitor or driver. Any help would be appreciated...

A:Display goes blank after XP welcome screen

It could still be a driver issue. When in safe mode you are using a generic vga driver.

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Hello,

I am having trouble with my laptop randomly freezing, and the display goes blank/turns off. It does not happen in safe mode. It happened a week ago, and I fixed it by uninstalling the graphics card driver, and reinstalling. That however, is not working this time.

I also took covers off of the bottom and cleaned all the dust out of there to make sure things were not overheating.

In my system information under the problem devices, the Security Processor Loader Driver is listed with an error code that states this device is not working properly...not sure if that applies to anything here however.

I've ran virus scans, and they either come up clean, or with a few things which it fixes, and this problem still persists, so I do not think it is a virus/malware.

Help Please!!!!

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Hi. . . I'm getting kinda frustrated. I hope I'm posting in the right forum.

Anyway, the external monitor: LG flatron L1943PE (it's really old )
The laptop in question: Samsung. Model--RV411

I don't think it's a problem with the monitor because when I connect it to my netbook, it detects automatically (when I turn on my netbook it uses the monitor). When I connect my Samsung laptop, it displays \

Analog
Power Saving Mode
When I disconnect it it simply says "Check Signal Cable"

I'm not sure what information is necessary, but I'd really appreciate any help.

A:external monitor won't work with laptop (works with other laptops tho)

Upload screenshot of ur display devices or moniter settings in ur graphics properties

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I just replaced a system board and double-checked to make sure everthing is plugged in right. So I turned it on and the backlight on the lcd screen goes on, but no words come up, so I connected an external monitor and that works fine. Any ideas? do I have a bad system board? I also tried to install new memory and it just beeps at me until i put the old memor yback in, and that works fine.
 

A:No lcd video on laptop but works fine on an external monitor

Regarding the memory, maybe tell us the specs of your motherboard and the two types of RAM you tested?

No idea about the monitoir. Maybe some wires plugged improperly. What happens if you use your old motherboard instead?
 

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I have a new enclosed 3.5" external 250GB HDD. In my desktop, I could not format it. The progress goes until the end and then it says something like "could not complete format". Even when I run diagnoses software on it, it hardly response and works real slow.

So I plugged the HDD into my laptop, and it was working perfectly fine. I was able to format it and transfer files to and from it, even though both systems use Windows XP Pro.

Why is this happening? any idea?

your help is much appreciated
 

A:external HDD not working with Desktop, but perfectly works with laptop

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So, recently my computer's files got corrupted (I think). I was loaded up CS:S as usual, joined a server I love playing on and waited until I downloaded the map. I waited 10 minutes and guessed it wasn't responding, so I tried to force close it's process "hl2.exe" multiple times, but it didn't close, so I force shut off my laptop 5 minutes later. When I booted it - windows recovery showed up. I shrugged it off and let it do it's work. 1 hour later my laptop shut down and tried to run it again but system recovery runs for 5 seconds. Then I tried booting up in safe mode, but it also redirected me to system recovery. Then I got on my other laptop and downloaded a windows 7 iso. I burned it onto my usb and messed with some BIOS settings to boot the usb on start up. I exitted and saved my BIOS settings and booted up my computer, but after that my laptop didn't display anything. Any help?

P.S: I am using an LG monitor with a VGA cable because my laptop's screen is cracked from the inside and I've been using the vga connected monitor ever since without any problems and got used to it sooner or later. I also tried connecting my laptop with a HDMI cable to my tv, but it didn't work whatsoever.

Thanks in advance
Pic related. My broken laptop's screen and why I'm using an external monitor

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Get a blank screen on external monitor after a few minutes of use. Switching monitor on and off or disconnecting cable does not help.  I can still use laptop screen and system still recognizes that there's an external monitor attached to it.Connected to external monitor using hdmi cable.

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Toshiba a100
http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/productcontents/satellite/PSAA8C-SK800C.htm

Just recently replaceced my screen

I've been given a faulty Toshiba laptop/notebook to look at. The problem is that when I switch on the power button, various lights come on, but there is no picture what-so-ever on the screen. There are no beeps either, so no idea what's causing it. I've tried connecting an external monitor (and yes I've pressed the fn + 5 keys to switch monitors), but that isn't recognising any video signal either.

You can hear the hard drive start to whir, but there is no continued chugging sound like you'd get if the o/s was continuing to load. As there's no picture, I can't tell if the BIOS is giving me any warnings, whcih is why the HDD doesn't sound lke it's still booting.

Any help please...
 

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Operating system: XP Home
Laptop or Desktop: Desktop
Brand and Model: Dell Dimension 9200
Amount of memory: 2GB
Video card: 256MB ATI RAdeon X1300 Pro PCI Express Graphics Card
Monitor: Dell 2007WFP LCD Monitor

What doesn't work
Has worked great since I got the monitor a couple of months ago but this morning when I started up I get to the blue welcome screen then after around 10 seconds it all goes black - though the login music sounds and the disk sounds like it's all running as normal I just can't see anything (cursor included).

I use Zone Alarm Security Suite and it completed a system scan yesterday, while updating the anti virus it said that any changes would take effect the next time I started up which was this morning.

What does work
I'm able to get to my desktop via safe mode and I've downloaded the latest drivers for the monitor but I can't update the drivers because the Properties option under Settings->Advanced->Monitor is greyed out.

I'm also able to get to the desktop via VGA mode and using a VGA cable though the monitor settings are greyed out here also.

What have you tried
I've also tried removing and replacing the graphics card and restarted to the last known good configuration to no effect.

Totally stumped as to what to do next, the setup's worked fine for a couple of months now so strange that it would stop now.

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.

A:[SOLVED] Display goes blank after XP Welcome screen

did u try a system restore while in safe mode?? remember to back up stuff that u require in any other partition other than c: drive

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I have a system which I had to reload my XP Prof. and when I boot up the system, everything looks normal on boot except after the welcome screen, the display goes blank. The power light on the monitor starts blinking and the indicator light on the tower is still running. I can boot in safe mode and it seems to work fine, so I eliminated bad monitor or driver. Any help would be appreciated...
 

A:Display goes blank after Windows welcome screen in XP

im going to take a wild guess and say that possibly the hard drive or motherboard may be getting ready to go south.hope this helps u.
 

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Last night my wife was looking for episode of 24 using a htpc program I had installed. She accidentally hit the button that switches the display over to the TV (not knowing what the button does). The problem is, I don't have a TV hooked up! Now I have a bank sceen on the primary display because the output is to the non-existant secondary. Does anyone here know how to get the display switched back to the primary without having to hook up a TV so I can see what I'm doing?
 

A:Blank screen on primary display

You should be able to boot into safe mode and make the change . . if not, you can unistall the video card and then boot into norma mode and let windows reinstall it. ( I have to do this from time to time on my MCE)

wrs
 

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I have a system which I had to reload my XP Prof. and when I boot up the system, everything looks normal on boot except after the welcome screen, the display goes blank. The power light on the monitor starts blinking and the indicator light on the tower is still running. I can boot in safe mode and it seems to work fine, so I eliminated bad monitor or driver. Any help would be appreciated...

A:Display goes blank after Windows welcome screen in XP

Actually, you didn't eliminate the driver because when you boot in safe mode the system uses a VGA driver to ensure that the screen will work. Try Booting in "last known good configuration" to see if this remedies the problem. This is accessed through the same boot menu as Safe mode.

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My laptop was working fine the other day... Came back to it the next morning and the screen wouldn't come on and it kept resetting every 30 seconds or so. Once I finally got it to boot and get to sign in page the screen was all scrambled. But, everything else worked I could log in but couldn't do anything...

Anyone got a solution?

A:blank screen and restarting laptop every few secs or scrambled screen at sign in screen

What do you mean scrambled?

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 64 bit HP Envy 13 laptop. I love the laptop and it works well for what I use it for. However, when I am using it and I connect it to external power, the screen goes blank. I have to put it on standby and wake it up again for the screen to come back on. Not sure what to do about it and I've just been living with it but figured its time to take a look and see whats going on.

Please let me know if you would like specific information and i'll be happy to share.

Thanks!

A:blank screen when connecting to external power

Have you checked your Power Options in Control Panel, though it shouldn't be possible to set it to turn off the screen when you plug in the mains power - It might be an idea to set it to "Never" when the power is plugged in, just to see what happens?

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.
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A:Display turns on to blank black screen

Go here:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/ScannForce.aspx?lang=en-us
Check automatically for a video driver for the on-board "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" video card. Doing this may solve your problem
 

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.
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A:Computer display on screen black and blank

Go to Control Panel > Device Manager. Then right click on the video driver and select Update. This will check online for any updates to the driver.
 

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Bought this laptop a few weeks ago for college and although I didn't really want Vista, I decided to try it out. Sure enough, my computer has weird hang up issues with Vista (hangs up for no reason every few seconds and gets worse with more programs on screen). I decided to go back to Win XP. I found a system restore disk from an older Gateway laptop and reformatted the driver with Win XP SP2 Media Center Edition.

So far things have been going good. I wrote down almost all of the drivers that the computer had come with when Vista was still running so I could reinstall any missing drivers. Wireless and sound with the first two most obvious and easy installations.

However, I noticed I didn't have a display driver. I had the "Intel 945GM Express Chipset" display drivers when Vista was running, so I went and downloaded and installed from the Intel driver website. However, when I rebooted the computer and after Win XP's boot up screen, the screen went blank while I could hear Windows boot up and the OS was clearly running with just the display driver problem.

Vista had been running at 1440x900 resolution. However I booted the computer into safemode and disabled the drivers. Then I booted XP up normally and could Enable the drivers with Windows running. The screen flickered and all was OK and I could go into my Settings and change the resolution. I decided to pick the max resolution it would now let me which was consideraby higher than 1440x900 that had ... Read more

A:Blank screen when I enable my display drivers

You can do to Device Manager, open up the Display Adaptors, right click on your display hardware, click on uninstall and then - ignoring all the warnings of doom - uninstall the hardware.

Reboot the PC and see if Windows picks up the right driver.
 

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Last night I took my pc tower to my friends house to game out, I only brought my tower as he already has extra cables and an extra monitor. Brought it there, hooked it up to his equipment and everything worked fine. This morning I brought my tower back home, hooked it back up to all of my stuff again and booted'er up. Everything seemed fine, I saw the boot-up screen and the loading screen and then right when it is supposed to go to the log-in/enter password screen it goes blank. I still hear the sound that windows makes at that screen, and if I blindly enter in my password I can hear it log in and everything. I tried various power cycles and unplug/plug-in techniques but I always get the same thing. Since I can see the display during boot-up I tried entering safe mode, when I do that it doesn't go blank and everything works fine. It's only when I start it up in normal mode that it will go blank at the log-in screen. I'm using a coby tv/monitor hooked up via VGA cable and I've never had any problems, my desktop doesn't have an hdmi output or I would try that. Haven't had any problems until I simply hooked it up to my friends monitor and then back up to mine. In safe mode I try to mess with the resolution in the control panel but no matter what I change it to nothing happens and upon reboot it defaults back. Please help! I think I just may need to get my graphics card to recognize it again but for some reason it won't. and in safe mode I can't see or configure my nvidia video c... Read more

A:Why does my desktop display go blank after the boot-up screen?

Hello Hellavon,
Make sure your graphics card is properly seated after moving the tower. Try uninstalling the Display Adapter in safe mode via device manager. Reboot and see what happens. BTW, I see you are on BIOS version A03 but when I look at your available BIOS updates at Dell, it shows A07 as the initial BIOS with no updates available. Am I missing something there?http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/xps-420?driverId=R215689&fileId=2731125974&osCode=ww1&languageCode=en#OldVersion

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Right, it all started when I was playing around, trying to get dualview working. Accidently, I somehow must have disabled the monitor or something in the graphics card settings. Anyway, I disabled the display adapter blindly, restarted and got my monitor back. The problem is, if I then enable the display adapter, my previous settings are enabled too. So enabling the display adapter disables my monitor. Can I change the display adapter's settings without enabling it, or can someone provide the keyboard shortcuts so that I can enable my monitor blindly?

Its a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE, and im running on MS XP.

Any help greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi,

Im having a problem with my newly installed ATI Visiontek X1550 video card. After I installed my card. When I started up my pc the Windows XP startup screen came up but, then my display went blank. The only way that I can use my computer or browse the net is if I turn on my pc press F8 and then choose VGA mode. I even decided to go directly to ATI's site to download the most up to date driver. But my display still comes up blank. I also bought a 450 watt power supply, thinking the old one wasnt poweful enough. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8300 2.66 GHz with 512 MB of memory. I bought the video card at Best Buy and returned it for the exact same card just in case the first card was defective. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Matt
 

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A few months ago, my roommate had a extra LCD computer monitor laying around, So I would often plug it into my laptop and have two screens working at once. It was that simple, plug it in and it came right up on its own. I even was able to plug my laptop into his big screen HDTV and play starcraft on it.

So today I stopped at the store on my way home to pick up a cable to plug into my small LCD HDTV by samsung. I figured i'd plug it into my laptop and use 2 monitors again. Of course, its not that easy. I've been messing with this thing for hours.

When I go to PC mode on the TV, and have nothing plugged in, it says: "No signal detected". When I plug it into the laptop, the TV's screen goes blank. It no longer says no signal detected... but nothing is happening.

When I go to my Nvidia options, theres a section for dual display configuration. Only problem is, the only display it sees is the default laptop screen. Theres a option to scan for a second monitor, but it yields no results. I've rebooted 5+ times, and gone through every option and google search I could think of but nothing. I dont think its a bad cable, otherwise it would still say No Signal Detected.

But im sure it something completely simple that I overlooked....

Any and all advice/help will be greatly appreciated
 

A:External display for my laptop

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I was trying to configure my TV as an external display for my laptop, to clone it, but I couldn't get the laptop's VGA driver (Intel(R) GMA Driver for Mobile - "Display Devices") to detect the TV. I used an S-Video/RCA adapter and cable, which is the same I use in my ATI X1550 on my desktop, and it works fine. In the desktop, after I plug it, in the Catalyst Control Center a TV is shown at the "Display Manager" options, enabling me to use it.

Additionaly, the TV goes to a static when plugged to the laptop's S-Video.

Can somebody give me a help as to why my laptop isn't detecting the TV?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Using TV as an external display for laptop

It won't "detect" the TV. Generally on laptops, all you need do is to connect the TV and then use one of the display "F" keys to toggle laptop, TV, or both. Nothing needs to be done with the driver.
 

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Hi everyone In need of help. Started up my Dell 1737 laptop and I am greeted by a blank screen, though the machine goes through the motions of starting up. When connected to an external monitor all works fine, and I have tried changing the inverter, but no luck. Ran a diagnostic check, and receive the following:

Error Code 0321
Msg: Error Code 2000-0321
Msg: LCD EDID - Unable to access EDID EEPROM

Prior to this everything was working fine. The display had even brightness and color.

Would anyone be able to restore my sanity, and offer some words of wisdom/guidance? Would be much appreciated. Many Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Blank display on Dell 1737 laptop

Hi and welcome to TSG!!

It kinda sounds like a new LCD is in order. It's usually best to get the numbers off the existing panel to match it up more closely. You might want to verify the flat ribbon cable is securely fastened on each end, too.
 

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I have the GTX 560 connected to a 1080p HDTV. Getting fuzzy picture in Windows environment.

A:HDMI - HDMI gettting fuzzy display on HDTV.

Tried new cable? Fiddled around with the options in the control panel? Left nvvsvc.exe and nvxdsync.exe alone?Latest drivers? Not sitting too close to the TV?

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Borrowed daughters notebook when she got a new Ipad several months ago and
installed Sketchup 8 version 3.0.15158 on 11/25/12 . (used to be Googles software, apparently now by Trimble Navigation).
I shut down to take laptop with me after install, started and used briefly without any problems or errors, then shutdown to bring notebook back home. When I booted up, got the black screen, so immediately suspected Sketchup was the cause.
Since then, have been doing research and suspect it may not be the only issue.

(I can see the Windows logo come up, then spinning cursor and loading chimes, then nothing but black screen with back light on).
I've taken it back to Best Buy and to a local computer shop as well as calling Asus....all said I need a new monitor at a cost of around $180. (Still don't believe that or I wouldn't see ANYTHING try to load).

I've been trying to figure out how to resolve this ever since, as time allows but now it has become urgent since my daughter really needs her notebook back.
Since I'm used to Windows XP Pro and IE8on my Dell Latitude, there has been a big learning curve for me on her 64bit notebook running Windows 7 and using Chrome. The analyst in me has been determined to fix this myself, but not being a computer expert by any stretch of the imagination has prevented me from making any major changes for fear of making things worse until I am sure of the cause.

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A:Black Screen after Windows load, works on external, suspect Sketchup8

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80001f11cec, fffff880049f8f50, 0}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiCaptureProtectionFromProto+1c )

Code:
Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, memory
Update BIOS:


Code:
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = 206
BiosReleaseDate = 12/03/2009
Motherboard Information:


Code:
0: kd> !sysinfo machineid
Machine ID Information [From Smbios 2.5, DMIVersion 37, Size=1807]
BiosMajorRelease = 2
BiosMinorRelease = 6
FirmwareMajorRelease = 32
FirmwareMinorRelease = 1
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = 206
BiosReleaseDate = 12/03/2009
SystemManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
SystemProductName = K60IJ
SystemFamily =
SystemVersion = 1.0
SystemSKU =
BaseBoardManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
BaseBoardProduct = K60IJ
BaseBoardVersion = 1.0
Remove:


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Security Scan
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Security Suite
Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Security Scan Plus
Norton and McAfee are well known causes for BSODs with Windows 7, please remove these programs using the Norton Removal Tool and McAfee Removal Tool, and then install and run full scans with these free and proven alternatives which work best with Windows 7, due to lightweight nature on system resources and compatibility with the operating system.

Install and... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L630 and accidently went to device manager and downloaded the wrong display driver. (My original one was the Intel R HD I believe) once I change it the screen immediately went blank, so I manually shut it down. I rebooted the computer and the normal screen came up so I chose to restart it in safe mode. After the list of drivers and opened up the creen stopped on please wait for a good 5~10 minutes with no sign of progress. I shut it down manually again and every following time the screen is completely blank when I reboot it. I am not that good with computers(obviously) but please suggest anything. Btw the computer is on with the CPU lights flashing; just the screen isn't on.

A:Downloaded wrong display driver/screen blank!

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the creen stopped on please wait for a good 5~10 minutes with no sign of progress. I shut it down manually




You should have waited for as long as it takes to boot the computer, never shut if off in the middle. When you start the computer, do you get the Toshiba Logo? Or the Black screen listing all of the drives? Can you boot into Setup (Bios)?
Can you press F8 at bootup and get the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe Mode etc)? Here you can choose Last Known Good Configuration or Safe Mode and uninstall the driver you installed, then install the proper one Model Content Page

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My computer is Dell desktop running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed a new display driver and after restart I saw the "Windows XP" logo but nothing after that, NO login screen. Wait for 20 minutes but still nothing on the screen. I think the computer completes its power up but nothing on the screen. I manually power down and then power up, again same exact thing: screen went blank after "Windows XP" logo. I did not see any booting options like: safe mode, Last Known Good, ...
I then put in windows XP CD and boot from CD then after loading, I chose "Repair" and then see DOS Command window.
with C:\Windows". I type dir and see listing of directory. But don't know what to do.
I think if I can some how get the original display driver on the windows XP CD to my computer so that it will use this instead of the one I installed last night.

Please help. Greatly appreciate your help.
 

A:Solved: blank screen after installing display driver

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My HP Pavilion notebook has an NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics card. I have not found a Windows 8 driver for this card, but at least two older Vista drivers that I have tried will run the card.

But after installing the display driver the boot sequence proceeds normally up to the lock screen (where password information is entered) which then appears blank. There is not a way to get past the blank lock screen, and the only way out is to uninstall the display driver. After uninstalling, the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter takes over again, the lock screen appears, and is not a problem once more.

I don't think the driver is directly responsible for this, as it seems to function normally. But something causes a hang at that screen. Possibly this is where the installed driver should have started but it is late in starting, so nothing is displayed?

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Hi Guys,

My dual screen has suddenly stopped working on my laptop. Now when I hit 'detect' my laptop screen goes black and I have to force restart the machine and disconnect the second laptop. Is this likely to be a hardware fault? Or how would I diagnose the problem?

Cheers
Pete

A:Dual display not working blank screen on 'detect'

restore back to the last checkpoint before this problem happens. some software or hardware change might cause it

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Hi
i have an acer aspire 5738zg with radeon hd5400 series, 6 gigas of ram, windows 7.
today when i turned on my laptop everything was working as usual then all of a sudden after a few minutes
the whole screen got covered in some zigzag lines yellow then pink and after that the screen went black.

i forced shutdown my laptop , tried to restart but the screen wouldn't turn on.
i tried unplugging the laptop , removing the battery and pressing the turn on button for 30 seconds. also tried removing 1 stick of ram then the other but it didn't work.

then i tried to plug my laptop to an external screen via hdmi. but it didn't work either, i know the laptop is on i can hear the sound and the hard drive light works.

what could be the problem ?
i don't understand why the hdmi is not working either, yesterday i plugged my laptop to the tv to watch anime and was just fine.

any help would be appreciated

thanks
 

A:laptop screen and HDMI not working

Based on the description of the failure, it sounds like the video chipset has failed.
 

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This is a real tricky one, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Basically the problem is:

We have a laptop, which like many laptops has an external display connector (standard 15 pin D-SUB VGA) but also like many laptops looks for an external monitor & if it can't find one (presume via the sense lines) disables the external output.

3 Modern flat panel displays I have tried work fine but 3 older CRT's do not (they come up initially when the computer boots then at a point it the startup when it does the check the external signal shuts off). I have to get it working with one of the CRT's.

Yes, I can force it to output with keys function/F12 but it has to be an unattended feature during power cycling.

In the cable can I short a combination os sense pins to mimic the newer screens so that the external VGA output is always on.

I have tried shorting pin 11 (Sense ID 0) to ground and pins 4/11/12 (sense ID 0,1 and 2) simultaneously to ground but still the laptop does not detect the monitor.

This should be really simple but it isn't I have spent hours and hours researching on the Net to no avail.

Hope someone can help.

Regards
Lee Gibson
 

A:Help with laptop external monitor no display

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I just bought an HP Pavilion dv2315nr laptop with a cracked screen. I need it to automatically and immediately switch over to an external display when I turn it on. The only way I can get the display to switch over to my external LCD monitor is when I hit FN+F4 when Windows Vista has already begun loading. Unfortunately, there's a password on the accounts once I get that far. I don't have the passwords to them. I've tried restarting the system so I can do a system recovery, but once I restart, the display switches back to the cracked LCD. I've tried hitting F11 to do a system recovery once it starts, but I can't get it to switch the display to external when I go into system recovery. I'm stuck with the cracked screen.

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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