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Screen goes to black after booting up

Screen has been turning a strange color than goes black. I tried resetting this. by holding the F1 key and turning it on. Now I get a 'Fan Error'. Bottom line, when it boots up it goes to black. Is this fixable? If so, how would I do that? or is the Is the computer done?

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NO it may be you are have LCD problems try an external monitor if tht goes alrite that the latte is the problem.

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As for "The CPU fan runs normally on boot, but as soon as the Windows flash screen comes up, the CPU fan slows way down."
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On the "Then the installation program starts running and the CPU Fan speed starts fluctuating wildly from slow to extremely fast."
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Hp pavilionn dv6700 screen goes black after a while


If you shine a flashlight on your black screen and look real hard for the icons on the desktop. If you can faintly see them that means your LCD Inverter is bad. You'll have to disassemble the LCD Screen to get to it. In the mean time you can attach another monitor (LCD Flat Screen or the Old style fat CRT) with a VGA cable to the vga port on you laptop. Once you have it connected hit the FN (Function Key) + (F1 thru F12) key that that corresponds to the external display. Hold the FN Key while you hit the Function Key that is for the external display. The key might have the words LCD/CRT on it or it might show a display symbol. That's the key you want to hit while holding down the FN key. This will cause the desktop to display on the external monitor and verify that there is no problem with your Video Card inside the laptop.

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I have a compaq presario 1237, and it will not boot, when started it goes to a black screen and has f1 or f10, it also says error 0271, check date and time settings, i have went and set default settings...


Hi

please try this

press the power up key as well as the F8 key both together
then if you get into the repair options
choose the last know good configuration option
windows will then restart and try to take it back to when it was ok

if this has helped you please let us know
so that we may be able to help others

many thanks

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Hi, Have an F380 model HP DeskJet and have just fitted an HP 22XL Tri-color cartridge. Printer does not fully recognise the 22XL;it will only print to alignment stage.Have tried refitting original...


Hi,

I will suggest you try reset the printer, follow the instruction below to reset your printer, if the problem still persist, replace the cable that connects the printer to the power outlet. If that did not still fix the problem, you will need to reinstall the driver of the printer again.

1. Without turning the unit off, unplug the power cord from the back of the product.
2. Press and hold # and 6 keys.
3. While holding those keys plug the power cord back in.
4. Wait until the screen goes blank before you release those keys.
5. Follow on printer screen instructions.

If that did not fix the problem, try this,
  1. Unplug the power cable from printer while the printer is powered on.
  2. Press and hold OK and HELP buttons while plugging in the power cord. Wait for the screen to go black or blank before releasing the keys.
  3. Just turn on the printer and configure your printer new.

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If this occurs most of the time when you power on yoursystem, then it indicates that a key is sticking down or the key mechanical orelectrical parts are broken. Sometimes blowing out and cleaning out around thekeys will resolve this problem. Otherwise, you need to replace your keyboardwith a new (or at least a working) one.

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Printer will not print with black ink. For normal printing, from any source, there is no black ink delivered to the page. When I "print report" or "Clean Printhead", I get a page with nothing on it but...


Hi,
The issue may be corrected by following steps to perform a reset on the printer,
For products with keypads on the control panel:
1. Without turning the unit off, unplug the power cord from the back of the product.
2. Press and hold “# and 6′ keys.
3. While holding those keys plug the power cord back in.
4. Wait until the screen goes blank before you release those keys.
5. Follow on printer screen instructions.
For Box-type models:
1. Unplug the power cord from the printer.
2. Wait for 30 seconds.
3. Plug the power cable back in the printer and turn it on.

If the above doesn't help,try
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  3. “Support Menu” should appear.
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Or
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  2. Press and hold OK and HELP buttons while plugging in the power cord. Wait for the screen to go black or blank before releasing the keys.
  3. Just turn on the printer and configure your printer new
This should correct the issue.
Thanks & regards, Techbuddy247

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I hit F1 key and screen is black...been in phone with Dell for over 45 minutes...help I am on another pc


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since you where able to get display try. 1. turn off laptop make sure ac adapter is plug in. 2. while laptop is off press and hold on the Fn key then press power while pressing on Fn. 3. Check if a self-assessment will display and run on the screen. Just follow the prompt messages on the screen to guide you for the error messages which will help you to identify the problem.

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There are no backdoor passwords available, the only option is to ask the person who set the password.
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For details on how to do this go to :-
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Are you trying to access the Bios set up? I own the IBM ThinkPad 380Z, 13" full Screen, 233MHz Pentium II model. If you power on the machine and just hold down the Q button it will then take you to easy set up. If you have Windows on it just wait to the IBM logo screen clears and press and hold F8 and that will bring you to Windows setup.

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I seem to have found the solution (and the cause, perhaps?) for this problem!

I was having the EXACT same problem with a monitor I'm repairing for a friend. The capacitors on the power supply board were blown (CapXon capacitors, who'd've guessed), which was keeping it from powering up. After replacing the capacitors, the screen worked beautifully. But it had this weird yellow tint!

The strange part was that pure colors - red, green, blue - all appeared perfectly OK on screen. Curiously, the menus would show in the proper colors, except for one: the manual color adjustment menu, which illustrated "Blue" as a sort of off-green in the icon. Auto-Adjust would always fix the colors for a split second, then go back to yellow. Reset didn't fix it. Color reset didn't either. So, exactly the same problem as above.

The solution I found was hidden within the main menu itself, a sort of "easter egg". <b>Hold the Menu button down while pressing Power, and hold it down until the screen, and menu, appear</b>. There will now be a hidden selection, "Auto Color", printed in a red-on-black font at the bottom of the menu. Use the +/- buttons to access it, and press Menu. Voila! PERFECT COLOR! Perhaps this menu was accessed by accident, and calibrated to an incorrect color key. But now my picture works great, and the setting lasts through Auto-Adjusts and Resets!
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Hope this helps some people, it sure saved my ****! ;)

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