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Black screen When I insert the batteries and press the ON button the screen turns on but it is black. Nothing will happen and none of the keys are responsive. It will automatically turn itself off after a short period of time. HELP!!!

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  • idontevenkno Sep 13, 2008

    My screen does that too, when I turn it on the entire screen is black..but it doesn't turn itself off the screen just stays black. And I don't really know what to do about it because even if I press keys, they may be working but i can't SEE to fix the problem

  • WilliamTShaf Sep 13, 2008

    My screen is covered with little black dots. I feel very frustrated. I can not get anything else. Thanks

  • nkf902 Sep 13, 2008

    I have this problem too and the solution is not that the contrast is too dark. It's so frustrating!

  • Barty08 Sep 16, 2008

    All i can see is a black screen, i have tried everything possible! Nothing seem to work!

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Try 2nd Down Arrow. Your contrast may be turned up too high. This can appear to happen with new batteries.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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    howesbrad Nov 07, 2012

    Thank you good sir, that's exactly what my problem was.

  • howesbrad
    howesbrad Nov 07, 2012

    Thank you. That was exactly what my problem was.

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