Black Screen Issues

  freaky2fly 17:55 06 Mar 2011


ever since ive had my laptop the screen has a habit of going completely black. the system is still running as i can here sound still. its as though someone has turned off the monitor/screen.

like i say it has happened since the beginning so i dont think its a virus, plus i run a virus checker on a regular basis.

any suggestions.....


  jason.p 18:12 06 Mar 2011

I've got the same problem with my Dell Latitude. The screen goes off after about 30secs when it's running on mains but when on battery alone it runs OK until the battery runs out. I think it's putting itself into standby for some reason on mains, but it won't come back until I re-boot. Any ideas anyone??

  rawprawn 18:13 06 Mar 2011

Re install display drivers

  jason.p 21:26 07 Mar 2011

Thanks Rawprawn. Re-installed display drivers, unfortunately no improvement.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:54 07 Mar 2011

check power settings (set to never) and screen saver settings (no screen saver)

possibly defective inverter capacitors (higher mains voltage causes failure)

  bgrave 22:09 07 Mar 2011

How about having a look at Power Options in Control Panel.

  onthelimit 08:41 08 Mar 2011

Can be a loose connection from the display to the mobo. Might need a bit of dismantling - good source of manuals click here

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