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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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.
Recently a 3 year old VIzio TV I bought started having problems. The set would turn on normally for a few seconds then the picture would go dark with everything else operating normally including sound. Remembering a similar laptop computer problem I diagnosed previously, I immediately suspected a defective TV screen backlight. To verify this in your own TV, get a very bright flashlight and with the TV operating in the failed blank screen mode, shine the flash light into the blank screen from various angles and distance (including touching the screen). If the LCD is still operating, you'll see a dim motion in the flashlight's reflection, thus proving it is indeed a failed backlight.
It is most likely caused by the 'standard' Windows Power Saving settings: - Check your PC/Laptop 'Power Options' and Edit Plan Settings to Change the 'Turn off the display' setting to your requirement including Never Off. - Check your Screen Saver option especially if set to Blank screen and change the timeout accordingly.. Hope it helps.
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.
If you mean after the computer performs the self test the screen goes blank and stays blank, eventually turning off you are having a hard drive problem. When the computer boots you should see an E-Machines logo and/or a self test on the screen. That is done by the motherboard as part of every boot up. After that the motherboard passes control to your boot device and loads your operating system. If your computer stops booting at that point, your boot device is not working properly. That could be caused by many things - virus, hardware failure, power outage.
If you really mean you see nothing at all on the screen when you press the power button your computer simply is not working at all. Open the case, blow all the dust out of it and reseat all components you can, then try again.