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  • Question

  • When I turn on the laptop it will flash the Windows trademark nice and bright on the screen and then the screen goes black.  However, if I shine a flashlight on the screen I can read and actually operate.  I just can not figure out how to get my screen back to normal.  I have tried all the common sense operations such as the brightness and contrast but no luck.  I'm getting a little tired of holding a flashlight in my mouth. :)

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:58 AM

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  • Did you say Laptop?

    Two things you can do, try hitting F8 to get into Safe Mode.   I think the fewer colors may offset the darker scheme and let you see to make the change.  Last know good config if you're desperate.  If it's Windows 7, you can choose "Repair my Computer" and step to a previous state before the colours were changed

    There is one other possibility.  If nothing changed the color and you only get that screen to stay lit for a short while (Even if just getting the safe mode choice menu shuts off) you may have a bad Cathode on the laptop display.   There's a circuit and light that actually lights up the display.  If it goes you have a working display but no light (thus why you can see with a flashlight)

    If that's the case, check for warranty on the laptop and get it fixed sooner rather than later.


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    Monday, March 29, 2010 9:57 AM