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If your computer has a black screen and not booting to desktop

Normally if the computer has the black display then follow these steps:
1) disconnect the pwr cord form the back of the computer //
2) disconnect the printer and the internet cord//
3)hold the pwr button for 1 min and then release// this is called "pwr drain" when the pwr cord is disconnected//
4)connect the pwr cord and restart the computer and see if it boots or not.
5)if not then disconnect the pwr cord again and open the side pannel of the computer//
6)on the mother board you will find the RAM (MEMORY CARD) which will be approx 6 inch long", take out the card/s and plug the pwr cord and restart the computer//
7) if you get the beep sound then the mother board is ok and if you do not get the beep sound then the problem could be mother board//
8)if getting the beep sound then fix the RAM CARD properly and restsrt the computer// it shoul boot//
note** during all this process make sure that the pwr cord is pulled out when you put your hand inside the computer or else you can get power shock..

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laptop black screen


You turned on your laptop and horrors upon horrors, the screen is BLACK! You see that the laptop has power but besides that nothing is happening.
I want you to know that there is a very good chance you can get out of this situation quickly and without any cost. This fix works on all brands of laptops:


• 1) TAKE OUT YOUR LAPTOP BATTERY
• 2) REMOVE YOUR AC ADAPTOR CORD, that's the wall power, remove it.
• 3) NOW HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON FOR 30 SECONDS
That will drain any static electricity that has built up on your laptop system board and many times fixes the problem of a black screen.
After the 30 seconds re-connect your laptop to the wall power and hit the power button normally and see if the laptop comes back up.
Replace your battery.
or if wont start
Here are the fix steps:
1. Turn off your computer
2. Disconnect every wire from it (including power)
3. Disconnect the battery from the bottom of the computer.
There will be two tabs labeled 1 and 2.
4. Re-plug in the power wire. (the battery should not be in the computer)
5. Turn on the power. The screen will work. Choose start windows normally. (if you get that screen)
6. Go to Control Panel -> (Mobile PC) -> Power Options -> Under Balanced choose change plan settings
7. Choose Change advanced power settings
8. Find Processor power management and change the minimum processor state from 5% to 100% for each On battery and Plugged in.
9. Click Apply then OK
10. Shut down you computer.
11. Disconnect the power cord.
12. Re-install the battery on the bottom of the laptop, plug in the power cord, and restart the computer.

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Can we use Brother 2800 as a printer with PC ? Driver is for 2820 but is there a way do this anyway? Thanks


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Please perform the following steps:

Step 1: Power Cycle

1. “Shutdown” your computer.

2. Verify that the unit is switched ‘on’.Unplug the all-in-one from power and ‘disconnect’ the connection port.

3. Wait 30 seconds.

4. Plug-in only the ‘power cord’.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 two more times.

6. On the third time after plugging the unit into power, reconnect the connection port from the all-in-one to your computer.

7. Restart your computer and check the functionality.

Step 2: Partial reset:

1. Unplug the power cord from the unit.
2. Press and hold # and 3 buttons together while plugging in the power cord back to the unit.
3. Turn on the unit

If the issue persists, perform the following:

Step 3: Semi ful reset:

1. Unplug the power cord from the unit.
2. Press and hold # and 6 buttons together while plugging in the power cord back to the unit.
3. Turn on the unit.

If the issue persists, pleae conect the unit to a diffrent power out let. Also please chek if the unit works fine in the stand alone mode (with out connecting to the computer). If the issue persists, replace the printer

:) Dr Tony

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The monitor displays the screen then goes black. For example, I turn of the monitor off and then back on. I will see the screen for 1/2 second then it will go black.


Hi sglick - you will need to do a few simple trouble shooting steps to pinpoint the problem, as this can be cause by several different things.
Follow these steps and reply back with your findings: 1. Unplug the monitor power cable, wait about 30 seconds, reconnect the cable and then turn on the monitor. This resets the electronics on the monitor. 2. Make sure the monitor has power - the light on the monitor is on. If the light on the monitor is off, the monitor does not have power. Connect it to a different power outlet. 3. If the monitor has a detachable video cable, obtain a second monitor cable for testing purposes in case the cable is bad. 4. Disconnect all connected devices except the mouse, keyboard and monitor. This includes thumb drives and camera-type memory cards from card reader slots. With the devices disconnected, restart the computer. If the computer starts and the monitor now displays a picture, a device is preventing the computer from starting or sending a proper video signal to the monitor. Update the BIOS to resolve this issue.
If doing all of this doesn't change your issue of no video after seeing it pop on, try the monitor on a different computer/laptop, and if you have one, a different monitor on the system with the problem.
Let us know what you find following these steps and we can figure out what to do next. -Trev

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I also have HP 6310xi all in one printer with power reset message


1. Please make sure that the power adapter is working properly. Also connect the unit to a different power outlet and verify.

If the issue persists, please perform the following steps:

Step 1: Power Reset:

1. Disconnect the unit from the computer. Verify that the unit is switched ‘on’. Unplug the power cord from the back of the unit.

2. Wait 30 seconds.


3. Plug-in only the ‘power cord’.

4. Repeat steps 2-4 two more times.

5. On the third time after plugging the unit into power, reconnect the connection port from the all-in-one to your computer.

If the issue persists, perform the following steps:


1. Take the cartridges out of the unit. Unplug the power cord from the unit.

2. Press and hold # and 3 buttons together while plugging in the power cord back to the unit.

3. Turn on the unit and insert the cartridges.

This will solve the problem...

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