The eMachines M5405 is 4 years old and this is the first real problem. After turning it on it boots including the Windows sound (tune?). The only response I can get is dim flicker of screen by repeatedly pushing the mechanical switch at upper left of keyboard. Not sure, but the flicker could be "eMachines" over the windows graphic. I can't reinstall the video driver as the recover disk is 1300 miles from me. Any suggestions? Thanks.........Eliot
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Looks like an issue with either display or system is overheating. Please try the below steps.
1. Shut down the computer 2. Keep on tapping F8 key as us press the Power button to turn on the computer. 3. Choose safe mode using the arrow keys on the keyboard and hit Enter Key 4. Stay on the safe mode to see if the screen is going blank, if not 5. A system restore should help to fix the issue. Let me know!
When this happened was the laptop overly hot? If the laptop's head got too high it could have shutdown to protect itself. It wouldn't boot until the heat had disparate. Sit you laptop aside for about 30 minutes and see if it will boot then. If it does you might want to check out a cool mat.
I am assuming you have plugged the screen into a known working power source. You have pressed the 'on' button to turn the screen on and you have hooked up the screen to the back of the computer. What I need to know is if when you power up the computer if you see any text at all from the post AND if you see any lights on the front of the screen itself. (most all screens have lights on the front of them to tell you they are turned on, and most of the time the light is green). If the screen is on but is getting an orange or amber light that means something. Also if you see text or something on the screen initially but not in windows then it could be a resolution or driver issue.
Stay away from Emachines in the future. Pay another $100 and get a real computer. 1. check that nothing is in the CD-Rom drive and restart the computer. 2.Shut down the computer. Unplug the AC power. Remove the battery pack. Wait 2 minutes or until machine cools. try powering on comp on battery alone, then try with AC power alone.