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Alienware 766 laptop screen black out

Hi all,

I've been having problems with my machine. sometimes I can run it fine for a long time and never have any problems and other times with in minutes the screen goes black but everything else is still running fine. Sometimes I can press the power button slightly and it will come back on but mostly if I do that it will restart and usually be fine again. Any ideas on what is happening?
I've checked all the hibernate/sleep setting and power options everything is fine there. I'm wondering if it's getting too hot or something?
I ran mobile meter and it says its running at 75 C and the hard drive starts out a 22C. I just bought a laptop cooler but I havn't noticed any changes yet. I'm pulling my hair out as to how to fix this!!! I don't game at all, so the laptop is just being used for surfing, msn, and such.

Does anyone know what is causing this?


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    There are no viruses, bad programs, ect. I am an advanced computer user and work on all of my computers myself. I've never ran into anything that I can't fix on my own until this issue. I don't game AT ALL, and updating my direct X version is definaitly not related to my problem.


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There so many cause of this, it may have virus spyware etc. bad program. Or just upgrade your direct X version for gaming experience.

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