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My computer starts normally, Once logged in the screen goes black. If I hold up a flash light I can see the screen a tiny bit... What is going on? I have tried restarting, taking the battery out

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Try doing a system restore on it.. more than likely you have a virus that is turning the backlight down to reduce visibility on the screen. definelty disconnect from your network while doing this... alot of times hackers will do this so you wont be able to see them navigating through your files..

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EMac (probably pre2004) won't start up. Just get white screen with Apple showing after the start up chord. Have discs.


You have a hung operating system - perhaps a file is mis-located or corrupted. Insert Disk 1 of your eMac install set, then hold down the power button until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart, then immediately press and hold the "C" key. This should force the computer to start from the install disk. Once you get the installer screen, look in the menus for "Disk Utility" and select that. In the Disk Utility screen, click on the Hard Disk icon in the left pane, then click the "Repair Disk" button. Once you see the process has started, you can go do something else - this takes a while. When this is done, click "Repair Permissions" and wait for that to finish. If all goes well, Disk Utility will find and untangle a file directory problem and your system will work again.
If you do not have an install CD, you could try fixing things in "single-user" mode. On start-up, hold down the Command (Apple) and "S" keys until the screen turns black and starts scrolling a lot of white text. When the system finishes start-up (you will see the main account user name followed by a flashing cursor mark), type (without quotes) "fsck -f", then <enter>. If the main account requires a log-in password, you will be asked to provide that. The "fsck" command starts a Unix routine similar to Disk Utility. You may have to repeat the fsck to ensure repairs are complete. (Note to gutter-minds: fsck is not an obscenity, it's an acronym for "File System ChecK".) When you are done with fsck, type "reboot" to restart the computer normally.
If the files system repair fails, or an important file is hopelessly corrupted and you don't like trying to fix it in Single-User command-line mode, the simplest fix is to reinstall the OS using the CDs. Your account information may be lost. On the other hand, if you are willing to hack Unix, you may be able to find the system log files in Single-User mode and trace down the error that prevents normal startup. If it is a corrupted preference file, you can simply delete it and try starting again.

May 28, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Myacer aspire one power button lights seems to


If you have auto update on this maybe the result of an incomplete update or a BIOS problem. In fact there could be quite a number of causes here, but we'll try to get to them. This is going to be trial and error to run the problem down.

Try this fix….all you need is a flash drive, the BIOS files from Acer support Downloads and 10 minutes of your time.

Acer One Black Screen of Death Repair…..

In most cases the black screen of death for the Acer One is due to a bad update or corrupt BIOS. In 90% of the cases, this black screen can be cured by flashing the BIOS of the Acer One.
The first thing you will need besides the netbook is a flash drive, preferably a 1 GB version so you have plenty of room. Make sure it a flash drive and not a reader or mp3 player.
Go to the Acer support site and go to service and support and go to the drivers download section. Navigate to the exact model of your Acer One, it will be labeled on the bottom of the case. It will be something like AOA150 etc….
Once you choose the model, choose BIOS and download the latest that is listed. Save it to a folder on the desktop so you can find it later. Now find the file and unzip it to that folder. When the files are unzipped they will all be listed.
Now go to “My Computer” in the control panel and find the flash drive listed. Right click on the flash drive and scroll down to “Format”. Choose “FAT” as the format….not fat32 and not ntfs. Run the format, hit apply and accept and the flash drive will be formatted to the “FAT” file system, this will allow it to boot your computer and flash the new BIOS.
Now go to the folder that has the unzipped BIOS files. Now find the folder named…. “Dos_Flash…open this folder and you will find the file that has the version number of the BIOS files needed to flash the BIOS. Right click on this file and scroll down to “Rename”, choose rename. You have to change this file name to the following…..zg5ia32.fd
Now, copy this renamed file to the flash drive that you previously formatted and also copy the file, Flashit.exe to the drive as well. This file is in the same folder as the one you previously renamed.
Now make sure the netbook is off and is fully charged. Now connect the flash drive to any of the available USB slots. Now, press the “Fn” key and hold it as well as the “Escape” key and hold it. Hold these two down together and do not let go of them. While you are holding these two keys down, press the power button and hold it down until you see the green power indicator light comes on and starts blinking…once this happens, let go of the other buttons and observe the indicator light on the flash drive. It should also start blinking indicating files being read on the flash drive. Now, just wait up to 1-10 minutes for the BIOS to be written and flashed. If it all goes well…..the system should boot up without incident and without any data loss.
Try this fix first and then we will move on to the next.

Aug 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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The graphic software failed. no display


When you turn the computer on, do you see the HP logo?

If you don't, keep the computer on and try holding the computer screen under an overhead light at an angle. If you see a faint image of anything on your monitor, then the lights in your screen went bad. A new screen can range $100-$200 on eBay, and can be changed out easily with a small Phillips screw driver.

If you can see the HP logo, it's a driver problem. If this is the case, start the computer in Safe Mode by performing the following steps.

1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. Wait for the HP logo disappears and start pressing "F8" repeatedly.
3. A menu will appear. Select "Safe Mode" and let it boot up to the desktop.
4. Once at the desktop, hold down the "Windows Logo" key on the keyboard and press "r". A dialog will pop up.
5. Type "devmgmt.msc" without the quotation marks and click ok.
6. Click the "+" next to "Display adapters".
7. Right-click each entry under "Display adapters" and select "Uninstall" Click OK on the box to confirm. Don't worry, Windows will reinstall it after a reboot.
8. Once all entries are removed from "Display adapters", the category will disappear from Device Manager. Reboot the computer and start it normally.
9. Your screen will probably still be big and blurry. Log into Windows and adjust your resolution to fit your screen. If you select the wrong resolution, and your screen goes black or does not fit, DO NOT PRESS ANYTHING or you will be going back to step 1. The computer will revert back to the old setting after 15 seconds.
10. Once you figure out the right resolution setting, reboot one more time to make sure that the settings took effect, and you can use your computer once again. :)

Oct 25, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Acer Aspire One D250 won't turn on ! tried the bios recovery (fn+esc+pwr) nothing happens. Battery is good, charger is good. No lights not even the green one for charging up. This thing definitly seems...


Try flashing the netbook with a new BIOS.....

Try this fix….all you need is a flash drive, the BIOS files from Acer support Downloads and 10 minutes of your time.

Acer One Black Screen of Death Repair…..

In most cases the black screen of death for the Acer One is due to a bad update or corrupt BIOS. In 90% of the cases, this black screen can be cured by flashing the BIOS of the Acer One.
The first thing you will need besides the netbook is a flash drive, preferably a 1 GB version so you have plenty of room. Make sure it a flash drive and not a reader or mp3 player.
Go to the Acer support site and go to service and support and go to the drivers download section. Navigate to the exact model of your Acer One, it will be labeled on the bottom of the case. It will be something like AOA150 etc….
Once you choose the model, choose BIOS and download the latest that is listed. Save it to a folder on the desktop so you can find it later. Now find the file and unzip it to that folder. When the files are unzipped they will all be listed.
Now go to “My Computer” in the control panel and find the flash drive listed. Right click on the flash drive and scroll down to “Format”. Choose “FAT” as the format….not fat32 and not ntfs. Run the format, hit apply and accept and the flash drive will be formatted to the “FAT” file system, this will allow it to boot your computer and flash the new BIOS.
Now go to the folder that has the unzipped BIOS files. Now find the folder named…. “Dos_Flash…open this folder and you will find the file that has the version number of the BIOS files needed to flash the BIOS. Right click on this file and scroll down to “Rename”, choose rename. You have to change this file name to the following…..zg5ia32.fd
Now, copy this renamed file to the flash drive that you previously formatted and also copy the file, Flashit.exe to the drive as well. This file is in the same folder as the one you previously renamed.
Now make sure the netbook is off and is fully charged. Now connect the flash drive to any of the available USB slots. Now, press the “Fn” key and hold it as well as the “Escape” key and hold it. Hold these two down together and do not let go of them. While you are holding these two keys down, press the power button and hold it down until you see the green power indicator light comes on and starts blinking…once this happens, let go of the other buttons and observe the indicator light on the flash drive. It should also start blinking indicating files being read on the flash drive. Now, just wait up to 1-10 minutes for the BIOS to be written and flashed. If it all goes well…..the system should boot up without incident and without any data loss.


Sep 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Won't come on


Try starting it after unplugging the devices Viz. Printer, Modem, ADSL, then during bootup Press F8 key to start it in Safe Mode..

Once you get in.. Run a checkdisk and diskcleanup.. and run Virus Scan etc. to get back in Normal mode.

Thanks
Scott

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hit f8 numerous times at startup, and start in safe mode

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Acer AL1914 black screen, green light


it sounds like a deleted driver? try getting the driver for the monitor, did you loose the Operating system at some point, if so try a system restore to a date when the computer was working properlly prior to the malfunction. It sounds like it restored you to a time before the driver for that monitor was installed.

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Pc does start but monitor is blank but its light is on


What connection are u using? DVI to DVI? VGA to VGA? or are u using DVI+ adapter to change the source to VGA?

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Plasma tv screen goes black once you turn it on. Only sound


I have a panasonic TH-42PX60U plasma TV. When I watch TV programing I have no problems, or with the DVD input. But if I switch to another input, be it video game (PS2) or vcr the screen sometimes goes black and the red power lcd light next to the power switch flashes. Holding the power button in for a few seconds will shut down the tv. Then I can turn it back on and it may operate normally again for a undetermined period of time, before the screen goes black again. This never happened when new. The tv is about 1 year old. Any ideas on this problem? Thanks Ernie

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