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    susemac is offline New Member
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    Default My screen goes blank

    In the last week, the screen of my laptop has gone blank probably 2-3 times each day, and the only solution I can find is to turn it off and restart, thus losing whatever I am working on. I happens in any program, even games. Is this a vista problem, or a hardware problem?


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    Helixer Guest

    Default RE: My screen goes blank

    I think that would be vista problem or wrong config on your power management.
    It is just blank screen where you can't press anything? Is your laptop still
    running while it's blank.

    If it happens to be hardware problem, possibly overheating.

    "susemac" wrote:

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    > In the last week, the screen of my laptop has gone blank probably 2-3
    > times each day, and the only solution I can find is to turn it off and
    > restart, thus losing whatever I am working on. I happens in any
    > program, even games. Is this a vista problem, or a hardware problem?
    >
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    susemac is offline New Member
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    Default Screen goes blank

    Yes, the computer is still running but I can't press anything, so I have to turn it off and then on again, it then boots up again and I have lost anything that I hadn't saved. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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    Helixer Guest

    Default Re: My screen goes blank

    I'm not really a pro but I encounter that problem from time to time in my
    desktop. In my case my desktop turn off my monitor after 20min. Most of the
    time I can just press anything and it would go back on. But sometimes when 2
    or more accounts are open or too many programs are in use, I can't properly
    put my computer to sleep and same as you I can't do anything but to reboot.

    Doing maintenance would be you best shot so far. Disk cleanup, defrag, disk
    check, virus and spyware scan etc.

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    susemac is offline New Member
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    Default My screen goes blank

    Ok, thanks for your help I'll try all those things.

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    MadBull Guest

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    I've also had this problem with my Dell laptop. But somehow it ended up
    fixing itself. Now I'm having a similar problem on my desktop
    workstation. Its related to having two monitors so that shouldn't be
    your issue here. It could also be a video card problem, as in the case
    with some ATI cards, theres a small vista workaround posted on the help
    pages at AMD. I'll post it here for you incase its related:

    > NO DISPLAY THROUGH DVI-PORT IN WINDOWS WITH SOME TFT MONITORS:
    > We are currently investigating this issue and will
    > update our KB article '737-26586'
    > (http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=26586)
    > when a solution has been provided. Some users reported
    > workarounds.
    >
    > _*Workaround_______in_Windows_Vista*_
    >
    > > > >

    - Set *ATI EXTERNAL EVENT UTILITY* to *Manual
    > *
    > > >

    >
    > > >

    - Start Windows VISTA using a monitor connected through a
    > VGA port

    - Go to *Control Panel* > *Administrative Tools* >
    > *Services*

    - Click on "*Continue*" on "*User Account Control*"
    > window

    - Select "*ATI External Event Utility*"
    - Make a right-click on it and select "*Properties*"
    - Under *General* tab change "*Start Type*" to
    > "*Manual*" [image:
    > https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...0002_0000.jpg]
    >
    >
    >

    - Click on "*OK*" and reboot the system
    > > >

    >



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    busby Guest

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    "susemac" wrote:

    >
    > In the last week, the screen of my laptop has gone blank probably 2-3
    > times each day, and the only solution I can find is to turn it off and
    > restart, thus losing whatever I am working on. I happens in any
    > program, even games. Is this a vista problem, or a hardware problem?
    >
    >
    > --
    > susemac
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > susemac's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=369
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20397
    >
    >


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    busby Guest

    Default RE: My screen goes blank

    and did you solve the problem? I'm experiencing the same issues and can't
    find a solution...

    "susemac" wrote:

    >
    > In the last week, the screen of my laptop has gone blank probably 2-3
    > times each day, and the only solution I can find is to turn it off and
    > restart, thus losing whatever I am working on. I happens in any
    > program, even games. Is this a vista problem, or a hardware problem?
    >
    >
    > --
    > susemac
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > susemac's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=369
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20397
    >
    >


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    busby Guest

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    "susemac" wrote:

    >
    > In the last week, the screen of my laptop has gone blank probably 2-3
    > times each day, and the only solution I can find is to turn it off and
    > restart, thus losing whatever I am working on. I happens in any
    > program, even games. Is this a vista problem, or a hardware problem?
    >
    >
    > --
    > susemac
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > susemac's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=369
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20397
    >
    >


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    busby Guest

    Default RE: My screen goes blank

    and did you solve the problem? I'm experiencing the same issues and can't
    find a solution...

    "susemac" wrote:

    >
    > In the last week, the screen of my laptop has gone blank probably 2-3
    > times each day, and the only solution I can find is to turn it off and
    > restart, thus losing whatever I am working on. I happens in any
    > program, even games. Is this a vista problem, or a hardware problem?
    >
    >
    > --
    > susemac
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > susemac's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=369
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20397
    >
    >


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