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BLACK SCREEN ON STARTUP GATEWAY

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  • Started 8 years ago by tazpr
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tazpr
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I HAVE A GATEWAY W650I THAT WAS WORKING FINE UNTIL NEXT START-UP AND I GET A BLACK SCREEN.
NO BEEPS, HARDDRIVE LITE COMES ON BUT NO FURTHER BLINKING
FAN IS WORKING
I REMOVED THE HARDDRIVE AND TESTED IT ON ANOTHER LAPTOP AND WORKS FINE. ALL FILES ARE PRESENT.
I REMOVED THE RAM AND REPLACED THEM AND NOTHING HAPPENS.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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Xhi
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Have you tried Safe Mode?

[u][b]Boot to Safe Mode[/b][/u]
When you boot up before it starts Windows and after the initial BIOS checks, hit the F8 key several times. The start of Windows is usually accompanied by a single Beep. If normal Windows comes up try, try again. A Black screen with choices should come up, choose Safe Mode.

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tazpr
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BEEN THERE DONE THAT
DOES NOT SHOW ANYTHING
NO BEEPS NOR SCREEN

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raphoenix
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tazpr,

Does your company have an IT department ??

May be you could get one of those folks to check out the machine.

However, it appears to me that you have Hardware Problem.

I hope the computer is still under warranty.

Rick P.

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tazpr
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This is my personal laptop so no IT department here.
Out of warranty already
I am guessing it might be motherboard.
What are your thoughts?

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Xhi
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Have you booted from the recovery CD.

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tazpr
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yes, but same situation. Just black screen. Could the BIOS be corrupt? Still thinking of replacing motherboard.

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G41M
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Have you tried connecting it to an external monitor?

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tazpr
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Yes connected to an external monitor and also black screen. Therefore, i am assuming no problems with laptop screen.

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Xhi
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In that case it sounds like a Laptop Motherboard (where the video adapter resides) problem, which sounds like a new laptop is in your future.

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tazpr
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ok thought that may be the problem. Unless the MB is cheap, which i doubt, then a new Laptop is coming soon.

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