How can i get my sylvania netbook to work when i turn it on and it wont do anything all it does is stay at a black screen? Need help with my sylvania computer problems
When you plug in the power cord do you see any lights either on the power cord's adapter or on the computer that indicates that the power cord is plugged in? If not, your power cord might be bad. You might have been running off your battery for the last time you used it and since the power cord was bad it was not charging your battery so it eventually drained all battery power.
When you turn it on do you hear any fans running, any hard drive running, cd drive clicks once and you see the light on the cd drawer come on for a second or two, lights anywhere on the computer? If so these are signs that the computer is trying to boot. If not you might have a motherboard issue.
Static Charge Buildup can also cause the computer not to boot. Remove the power cord and battery from the laptop. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds then put the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and try to reboot. If it boots, you had a static charge buildup and can put the battery back in now.
Is the computer actually up and running but the screen is black? If so take a flashlight and shine it on the black screen. If you can bearly see the icons on the desktop that means your lcd inverter is bad and needs to be replaced.
If the computer is actually up and running but the screen is black, try hooking an external monitor to the laptop. You can use any type of monitor, even the big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to plug into the laptops vga port. You might have to press the FN (Function Key) and one of the F1 thru F12 function keys to get the image to display. Normally the correct F1 thru F12 key will have CRT/LCD written on it or it will have an icon of a display. Press and Hold the FN key then hit the correct F1 thru F12 Key to display the image on the external monitor. If it shows, that means your Video Card is ok.
If the computer is on and running but the screen is black, you don't see any icons on the desktop when you use a flashlight then your lcd screen will probably need to be replaced. It might be something as simple as the lCD Cable is loose or just needs reseated (pulled aloose then plugged back).
You'll have to take the screen apart to get to the lcd inverter and the lcd cables.
Mar 24, 2012 |