Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

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?


Posted by on

  • Anrev Nov 24, 2008

    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.



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 108 Answers

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

Posted on Nov 24, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I do not know why my facial recognition working with my built in web cam?

Lighting is important.Be sure to log in a few times so it can "learn" your face.Also be sure to check the "on resume, display logon screen" box in "Screen Saver Properties".If still having problems, try uninstalling/reinstall facial reconition software.

Sep 15, 2013 | Alienware PC Systems Alienware m15x-472CSB...

1 Answer

What's wrong with my laptop? Screen goes black when plugged in

This is known problem with chip that regulates battery charging, and need to be fixed by experienced laptop technician.

Jul 21, 2013 | Alienware PC Systems Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My computer says my integrated webcam is working but when i try to use it on Oovoo it says the device is not found?

Hi I bought dell alienware M15X from my friend's at ma friend place its working fine, but after re install the window's the keyboard.speaker and back lights not working at all, even i try to download new version of CC, un install and install again twice time, but problem is still same, is there any 1 can help me out from this problem, THNX

Jan 22, 2013 | Alienware PC Systems Alienware M14X 140...

1 Answer

When booting the computer the screen is black screen


If the screen is just Black all the time, Try removing the ram and battery pack. Then leave it for 10 mins before putting them back.
If this doesn't work Remove the hard drive and power it up without the hard drive, If the screen powers up the hard drive is the problem.

Let me know and I will go through the problem with you.
Hope this helps.


Jan 14, 2012 | Dell Alienware M14x Notebook

1 Answer

I have an HP compaq presario cq71-230sa. Laptop worked fine a few hours before, and then when I lifted the lid, the screen was black with 2 lines of white dots running down the left hand side, and the...

Can you check the function buttons and make sure the primary display is set to show the output on the laptop. Try repairing your OS. If not then re-install the os. As you are saying till the time windows gets loaded, all works fine so it seems the issue isn't really the hardware.

Jul 18, 2011 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

1 Answer

Display driver stopped responding and successfully recovered

try checking for updated drivers for your hd 5730. i have seen this in desktops with both ati and nvidia gpus.

Jun 21, 2010 | Alienware PC Systems Alienware m15x Gaming...

1 Answer

Last week I ended up restarting my computer and for some reason the monitors starting to go black. It's an alienware and it pretty much these are the symptoms. Keep in mind that my laptop is always plugged...

try to connect laptop to an ext monitor if you will still be getting this problem. if yes uninstall and resintall the video driver. if not then LCD might causes the problem. try reseating the LCD cable if possible.

Oct 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Video cards

You Can,t really shuffle Graphics cards Around where Laptops Are Concerned.
the individual manufacturers, want you to buy thier Products Only. hence so many different Socet/Board types.
you,ve gotta grin And Bear What you,ve Got unfortunately, check in the Bios settings, how much of your system memory, is designated to running graphics, Can sometimes be allocated More. That you have the latest video drivers installed for your Graphics Card/Chip.
And that you have Sufficient Memory/RAM installed on the laptop.
Alternative, is to sell And Buy upgraded Machine, Alienware recommended.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted @ 22.01 PM ( G.M.T )

Mar 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

366 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides