Black screen

  nai123 12:24 15 Feb 2008

I am new to this site. I was given a compaq presserio 900 series model 2140. The laptop was working fine for a while and all of a sudden it has blackscreen! When i turn the item on there is power but the screen which has compaq on it flicks on then back off again very quickly and then nothing just a black screen. I no nothing about pc's or laptops and don't know what to do!Would really appreciate any help!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:32 15 Feb 2008

try tapping F8 as it boots and see if you get a menu up to enter safe mode.

or try to get into the BIOS by tapping F1 or del at start up.

  retep888 12:35 15 Feb 2008

Your laptop may suffer from overheating.

  nai123 12:35 15 Feb 2008

Thank you, i will try! My guess was that the backlight has gone but i no nothing about pc's!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:46 15 Feb 2008

to check wether sceen failure backlight or invert connect to an external monitor as per your other thread.

  nai123 13:09 15 Feb 2008

Ok i have tried what was suggested in the first replt to my thread and nothing has happened!

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