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Gateway 450ROG screen went dark

The laptop shuts down, when trying to turn it on, you can hear it starting and everything but the screen is still dark. Once it came on, lasts about 5 seconds then went again.

I am frustrated.

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Try using a can of compressed air and blowing out all the nooks and cranies. I did this and it worked for mine. Haven't had a problem since doing this. Let me know if you need more help.

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