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Screen goes black and no response. have to hold the power button till it shuts down then restart. Does this at least once everytime i am working

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  • gabrielmatos Mar 10, 2009

    screen goes black and no response

  • rasmich99 Mar 17, 2009

    Same deal. Doesn't appear to be dust. I loose all sound and image. Restart won't work. Any ideas?

  • c49_chris Mar 18, 2009

    i was working then it froze up, so i reboot. As i did that it beging beping then it went black.. i conect it to a external monitor and does the same thing



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Could be overheating due to dust.  You could also try plugging in an external monitor to determine if it is a connection issue with the screen.

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