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Monitor goes on when I boot it and then it goes off

It seems that it goes into the hybernation mode. I can't do anything to it. Thanks!

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  • clandy Aug 09, 2008

    My monitor goes on when I start the computer but the screen goes black after a minute or less. I can tell that the computer is still on because the green cpu light is working and i can see the screen very, very slightly.



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Let's start by trying to narrow this down to either a screen problem or a problem with hibernation or other software or hard ware. If you have access to an external monitor, hook it up to your laptop. If the external works properly, then it's the screen or screen inverter. Now if it's doing the same thing, let's rule out software. Do a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. Now that you've ruled out software, if the problem persists, then you've got a hardware problem somewhere with or on the main board. Go into the bios and do a hard drive and memory test. If your machine doesn't have these diagnostic tools you can check the memory by removing it and trying one chip at a time. Then try removing the battery and starting. At this point, you have tested everything that you can test without some professional diagnostic equipment. Try this and let me know.

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