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Turn computer on, screen stays blank.

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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  • eliotfunk Feb 15, 2009

    Have not done this on a non-functional machine before. Can you point me at a place which explains how to go about this?

    Thanks.........Eliot


  • eliotfunk Feb 15, 2009

    I'll give it a try.

    Thanks again.........Eliot


  • eliotfunk Feb 15, 2009

    The only driver for download is that for a broadcom network driver.

  • eliotfunk Feb 15, 2009

    Well, now its a different animal. By repeatedly pressing the mechanical switch (1 to 50 times) that shuts the display off when you close the laptop, the screen is viewable as normal..... for about 5 -10 seconds. Then it flickers and goes blank again.
    I appreciate the help you have given.........Eliot Funk


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Hi there Eliot.
It does sound like a graphics issue, go here and select "downloads" for all the drivers for that computer .

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Notebooks&subcat=M%20Series&model=M5405

Post back if you have more problems and good luck!!

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Lee Hodgson Feb 15, 2009

    If you have a flash drive or you are able to burn a data cd on the machine you are using now, download the drivers in the above link and transfer then to a USB flash or CD.
    Go to the PC which has the graphics problem and boot into safe mode (F8 on start-up) and uninstall the graphics drivers through device manager, then restart the defective PC and install the graphics drivers i told you to download.

    Good luck


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