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Dark screen screen dark cant see anything why

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Re: dark screen

If your computer is a labtop and the screen went dark it could easily be the backlight, but sometimes windows changes the screen settings on shutdown. if you go into the display settings and change the contrast and brightness setting and the screen is easily readable again.
It could also be the ribbon from the monitor to the computer and might not be fully connecting.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

Re: dark screen - Toshiba Satellite A20 Satellite A25 Series Touch Pad - P000378380 CD-ROM Drive CD Drives

Contrast or brightness problem.

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