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Comes up a grey screen when I turn it on...

When I turn my labtop on it just comes up with a grey background. The hard drive and the screen are both good cause I took them off and tryed them on another labtop. Anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: Comes up a grey screen when I turn it on...

Had same issue - on 1805-s253 - had to replace the inverter - there was a recall from Toshiba on that part for that series - you find sources for the part via a google of '1805-s253 inverter'

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I have a acer aspire 5720 and I went to turn it on and it turns on but nothing at all comes on the screen

If the fan runs and the keyboard lights up with hard drive noises, the screen is probably faulty. Shine a bright light at the screen, that will tell you if the inverter has failed or not as if you can see something in the background, the screen is OK it is the inverter.

Nov 08, 2013 | Acer Aspire PC Laptops

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I replaced the monitor on this labtop, but when I turn it on the screen comes on but nothing else, tried it on a desktop screen and it's booting but not on the labtop, help

You say you replaced the monitor. How did you do that? Did you just replace the screen? If so,the inverter is probably bad. Look really carefully at the screen when you start the computer--can you see the images but they are really dark? If so, then the backlight needs to be replaced.

Apr 20, 2011 | Acer PC Laptops

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It turns on and everything but the screen just stay black..............can anyone help me

The first thing to try is to plug in an external monitor to the laptop while the laptop is off, then turn it on and see if the screen comes on. If the screen comes on and the laptop boots like normal then your LCD is bad, if the screen never comes up and you still think your laptop is booting in the background (for instance you can hear the start up sound and see the hard drive working during boot) then the video card on the laptop will be bad.

If the laptop only seems to turn on, but it appears there is no sign of it booting then there will be a different issue. At that point the first thing to do is remove anything that is not needed to boot the laptop. Remove the hard drive, the cd-rom drive and any extra memory trying the memory one at a time if there is more then one. All of these should be easy to remove and under access panels on the bottom of the laptop. Once these are removed try to boot the laptop, if you see the screen come on then that means something you removed is bad, you can put everything back one at a time trying the laptop after each thing you put back until you find the culprit. However if the laptop still will not boot then either the memory or the motherboard is bad.

Mar 11, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I was using it and turned it off and i came and turn it on and hp logo didnt appear on the screen it was only the lights and blank background please help my sisters laptop and i took it without...

well. be sure the power is plugged in

then pull the battery out of the laptop

press the power button down

look at the little lights indicating power on .. battery charging and hard drive activity

if the power light comes on..

then the screen is the problem

if the hard drive comes on after say 10 seconds

it is definitely the screen

put the battery back in.. be sure it is in solid

put the power pack in the wall

if the battery charge light comes on

then the power is to the laptop and battery connections are good

so the laptop may have overheated...

wait five minutes

try to power it on again

if the fan does not power on...

it has a bad fan...

quietly set it where ya got it from then

Jan 21, 2011 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

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My Acer One Netbook is about a year old. Yesterday is starting with this problem.... screen comes up saying F2 to set up or F12 to change boot process.... but then continues to boot up correctly, goes...

hope system got crashed.... Please install your laptop/pc by formating or by chaing you booting device option.... it you are booting with cd then change your option to CD drive as first booting device so that your system may work or you can install new OS..... to your PC/Laptop

Oct 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Blank screen

Any hard disk that makes clicking or metallic noises is faulty, especially when POST error message no bootable devices detected.
To confirm go into the BIOS setting and see if the hard drive is detected, if it cannot detect the hard drive then it is definitely faulty.
Replace the hard drive and install Windows on the new hard drive to get the computer working again.

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Screen divided into 2 mirrored sections.

This sounds like a hard drive failure. You can press f8 to enter safe mode with networking during post. If it boots to windows,then go online & download the video driver from nvidia,install it & reboot. If that doesn't work,try re-formatting. If it won't do that then try a new hard drive. I have the software needed to test the hard drive,but it's for commercial use only. This is the back yard method.

Jul 15, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Power supply

try new video card uypdates and update the game wow use settings on low not hi on labtop way to hot u should geta labtop cooler if u wnan play big game son labtop never set it on a bed always hard serf

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My screen shuts down

try to remove the hard drive, dvd and power on again.
some devices could cause that problem.

Dec 13, 2007 | PC Laptops

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