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When the computer boots up, the screen is transparently very dark. I can barely enter my passwords to see what I'm typing. The keyboard works and the contrast adjustment has no effect on the view. extremely dark and hard to view

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Hi,
Sounds like the inverter has gone or the inverter coil has burnt out.
Either way you have to to take the screen bezel (plastic screen surround) off to get to the inverter.
It looks like an elongated circuit board that is underneath the screen itself, usually protected by frosted plastic with cables running from either end.
That is your inverter. you can order the part yourself or take the laptop to a PC repair store.
Expense wise its a fairly cheap repair.


Regards.

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This could be any of the following:
1.) Bad inverter---Minor repair
2.) Bad backlight--Minor repair
3.) Problem on motherboard---Major repair

Also, if computer's been exposed to a lot of moisture it can cause all kinds of problems.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Sounds like the lams for the back lighting ar not lighted.
Power suppu or lamps or a disconnect.
To get at them you need patience tools and a little common cents:/

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This sounds like the backlight in your LCD has failed. This can happen with age or if the laptop was dropped. I once dropped a Sony laptop while still in the bag on a carpeted hotel floor and broke a backlight.

I would advise replacing the whole screen unit which will include a working backlight. The backlight on most Dells is not an serviceable part and while doable it is a massive pain with a high fail rate. This due to them using very sticky tape to attach the backlight to the LCD which can be a nightmare to work with. You can find replacement screens on eBay for a fair price. Just make sure you check the seller's feedback and use paypal to protect yourself.

Good Luck!

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If your computer has Fn-F7 menu you may be able tp toggle between primary display on and off. Do a system restore START--ALL PROGRAMS--ACCESSORIES--SYSTEM TOOLS--SYSTEM RESTORE and set your system to a previous date when it was working fine. Try connecting another monitor or LCD screen and see if it works fine [incase if that's ok then it's your screen for sure]
Try reinstalling your graphics driver.
You can even try reinstalling your Windows OS. Now it might be your screen or video card or any other hardware problem.If the above solution doesn't solve anything then call somebody from the company.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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No boot


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Turn on the system to see if the replaced keyboard resolves the problem.
Press the "F8" key right after the system initializes the boot sequence and before the Windows logo shows up to bring up a menu of boot options.

Choose the "Last Known Good Configuration" option with the arrow keys and press the "Enter" key.
Insert your Microsoft Windows installation disc.

Restart the computer and press the "R" key on your keyboard once you reach the "Microsoft Setup" menu.


Choose the operating system that you wish to repair, type in your admin password when prompted and press the "Enter" key.
Type "bootcfg /rebuild" and press the "Enter" key to rebuild the Windows "boot.ini" file, which may also resolve the issue.

Type "chkdsk /r" and press the "Enter" key to scan the entire hard disk for errors.
Type "exit" and press the "Enter" key to exit the "Recovery Console."

Restart your computer and see if Windows boots properly.

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Windows computer not booting


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wait for some time  A black screen will appear press number "1" on the keyboard then hit enter, it will ask U for the Administrator password , put the login password that U use to login the computer ( if there is no password  just press enter key)and press enter button  now u will see "c:\.........your name  type :       map            (press enter) U will see the drive map ,look for the cd/dvd drive  ... now type the letter  c,d,e,or f which ever is beside the cd/dvd drive and press collon example: if the cd/dvd drive is "d" d:                          (press enter)
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again type in copy ntldr c:          (press enter)
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Change password


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
Click "Start" icon in the lower left corner of your computer screen
Type the word "run" in the window that appears.
A second pop-up window will appear; type in the letters "cmd," then select "OK."
This will bring up the black DOS command screen.
Type next to the administrator account the following command: net(space)user(space) the username(i.e. johnadams) *. After typing this command, hit "ENTER" on your keyboard.
Type in a new password in the command screen prompt that ask you to type a password. Type the new password again once you are asked to confirm.
Type the word "Exit." This will bring you back to your login screen.
Enter the new password that you selected.

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Have used pc need password bypass


Step 1:
Restart your computer during the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears. Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system. Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.

Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.

Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.

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HP Centario running Lenux I reset the CMOS battery and the blue screen still comes on says password required what am I doing wrong?


if you are running linux ubuntu


http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/reset-your-forgotten-ubuntu-password-in-2-minutes-or-less/ Click "Applications" and then click "Accessories" on the top taskbar in the Ubuntu desktop. Click "Terminal" to open a terminal window. Type the following command at the Linux prompt and press the "Enter" key: sudo passwd To change the Administrator account password, the password of "root" is changed. The "sudo" command gives the current user temporary Administrator access, in this instance, to change the password of "root." First, the user will see a Unix prompt asking for the current user's password. Type the user password for the current user account. Press the "Enter" key. Next, Unix will prompt the user for the new password for "root." Type the new password for "root." Press "Enter." Finally, a Unix prompt will require a confirmation of the password. Retype the new password for root, and press "Enter." The Administrator (root) account password for Ubuntu is now reset or Boot computer into recovery mode. Reset your computer and as it is booting, hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard. You will be presented with the boot menu. Select "Recovery Mode" from the boot menu. It is usually the the second boot option. Wait for computer to boot up. You will be presented with the Recovery Menu. Select "Drop to Root Shell Prompt." Type "ls /home" and press "Enter." Note: The command starts with a lower case L, not a capital i. You will be presented with a list of usernames of accounts installed on the computer. Type "passwd username" where username is replaced by the name of the account you want to reset. For example, if the username of your account was "jeff" you would type "passwd jeff" and press "Enter." You will be prompted to create a new password. Enter a new password of your choosing. Note: You will see no visual response when you type in your newly selected password; however, the computer still will register the input. Press "Enter." You will be asked to retype your password. Re-enter the same password and press "Enter." Your password is now reset. Type "Exit" to return to the boot menu and select "Resume Normal Boot" to restart Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu adm password reset


Click "Applications" and then click "Accessories" on the top taskbar in the Ubuntu desktop.


Click "Terminal" to open a terminal window.


Type the following command at the Linux prompt and press the "Enter" key:

sudo passwd


To change the Administrator account password, the password of "root" is changed.


The "sudo" command gives the current user temporary Administrator access, in this instance, to change the password of "root."


First, the user will see a Unix prompt asking for the current user's password.


Type the user password for the current user account. Press the "Enter" key. Next, Unix will prompt the user for the new password for "root."


Type the new password for "root." Press "Enter." Finally, a Unix prompt will require a confirmation of the password.


Retype the new password for root, and press "Enter." The Administrator (root) account password for Ubuntu is now reset


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Boot computer into recovery mode. Reset your computer and as it is booting, hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard.

You will be presented with the boot menu.


Select "Recovery Mode" from the boot menu.

It is usually the the second boot option.


Wait for computer to boot up.

You will be presented with the Recovery Menu. Select "Drop to Root Shell Prompt."


Type "ls /home" and press "Enter." Note:

The command starts with a lower case L, not a capital i.

You will be presented with a list of usernames of accounts installed on the computer.


Type "passwd username" where username is replaced by the name of the account you want to reset. For example, if the username of your account was "jeff" you would type "passwd jeff" and press "Enter." You will be prompted to create a new password.


Enter a new password of your choosing.

Note: You will see no visual response when you type in your newly selected password; however, the computer still will register the input. Press "Enter."


You will be asked to retype your password.

Re-enter the same password and press "Enter."


Your password is now reset.

Type "Exit" to return to the boot menu and select "Resume Normal Boot" to restart Ubuntu.


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Computer would not booy up. now it does but the password does not work


which operating system ant what type of computer??
Restart your computer

When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

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how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased
or if using XP
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears. Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system. Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.
Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control userpasswords" (without the quotes). Click OK.

Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.

hope this helps you

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Keyboard stops working after password has been entered in Vista


Please follow steps below to reset your Windows Vista Password in 10 minutes.

Steps :

1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message “Press any key to boot from cd” appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
c:
cd windows\system32
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe
8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.

net user Administrator /active:yes
exit
12. Restart the computer.

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Keyboard failure


Boot up the computer while pressing F8. A page with different menus appear. Select safe mode. Computer may respond slowly but have patience. When the names Administrator, Guest and usernames appears select administrator. For password press enter key. Once the window screen appears in safe mode go to --Start---Programmes--accessories--system tools----system restore.

Here u may be able to restore to a date where computer was working fine.

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  1. Reboot Windows in Safe Mode. To access Safe Mode, Click Start -> Shutdown (or Turn Off), and choose 'Restart'. Once the computer restarts, press F8 repeatedly on the keyboard until a Boot Menu appear (this *must* be done before the Windows boot screen appears). Finally, choose to boot Windows in Safe Mode and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
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  5. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.

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