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Black Screen When i turn the computer on the fan runs, the lights on the screen turn on, it sounds like it is working but the screen is black. What could the problem be.

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  • webb337 Sep 11, 2008

    Same thing here - When i turn the machine on, the computer fires up, but the screen is black and I cant do anything.... ...motherboard?



  • gbp_424 Oct 01, 2008

    Everything fires up except the screen and stays fired up. Nothing shuts off until I hold the power button down. So the only thing that seems to not be working is the screen.

  • hsorensen11 Jan 11, 2009

    My computer froze up so I held the power button back to shut it down. Then tried to restart it but the screen stays black.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    My screen is super dim. You can just barely see the screen dispaly operating, but not bright enough to be of any use. It's like a dim control got stuck on the lowest setting, but nothing can get it to go brighter.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    Originally mine wouldn't boot into anything but safe mode. Then I tried doing a system restore to an earlier date. Removed the HDD to recover some files, and planned to reinstall windows from the recovery CD.... then I started having the same problem described above: Fan stays on at full speed, but nothing shows up on the screen or from the VGA output.

    Not sure how the **** a motherboard randomly dies, but that does sound like the likely cause.

  • ron0932 May 11, 2010

    Mine does the same thing...turn it on, fan runs for a couple of seconds, hd light lights for a couple of seconds, then nothing...no screen flicker, no screen light...ect. I even went into a closet so it would be completely dark, but nothing.... ??? Video Card? or MB?

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Pretty sure it's the motherboard.. i'm in the process of replacing mine

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