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Faint Graphics on Screen

17" MX6920
Boots ok. Can see faint image on screen. Can see boot information
for a few seconds and Windows XP LOGO for a few seconds.
Tried it on CTR with the same effects.
Can see & change bios information.

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  • rlp_1 Mar 12, 2009

    The Post/Bois is normal. The Laptop is pluged in with New adapter.

  • rlp_1 Mar 30, 2009

    Thanks for the help u guys rock!!

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Please so a repair installation with the xp disc
Load windows with the cd then do not press r when prompted on the bottom
When shown the partitions choose the xp partition then press R

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

  • machadojr_fe Mar 30, 2009

    Is everything fain even the BIOS and the logo?

    If so you need a new back light. Once replaced the problem will be resolved


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Hi there,

try to adjust the screen resolution, also the brightness on the BIOS settings

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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If you are running off of battery or ac adapter, this sounds to me like an issue with the power options.  Got to your control panel, click on power option.  Go to advanced and there you can turn your brightness up.  laptops go into this mode to conserve power.  More annoying than anything.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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