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#20332 21-Mar-2008 22:51
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Well i put it into "sleep" mode and went to work. Came home, lifted the screen up, done what i usaully do (Touch the power button which brings it out of sleep mode) and nothing was popping up. It was sounding like it wanted to load up but nothing, just the black screen.

What can i do?

I bought it April last year

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  #117974 21-Mar-2008 22:53
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Press the power button for sometime. This usually will force shudown the laptop. Then press the button again to turn it on. See what happens...




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#117976 21-Mar-2008 23:00
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Is this the Apple Macbook Air?




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  #117979 21-Mar-2008 23:09
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lol you remembered i got one. No not the air just my windows laptop. :P - good memory though

I have already held down the power button and turned it off. When i turn it back on it just makes the loading/warming up type sound and shows the black screen - cant see it loading or anything. Just a black screen. All my lights are going on just a black screen nothing else.



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  #118003 22-Mar-2008 09:56
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Tried it all again this morning - same thing happened.

Should i look at investing into a new laptop/desktop?

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  #118008 22-Mar-2008 10:44
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Just another thing, which may sound stupid, but sometimes people forget:

Have you tried using the laptop directly from DC power?




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  #118009 22-Mar-2008 10:54
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If you mean the power cable? then yes - my laptop is always plugged into the wall - is that a bad thing to do with a laptop?

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  #118010 22-Mar-2008 10:59
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Pull the battery and unplug the power then plug it back in and try..



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  #118011 22-Mar-2008 11:00
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: If you mean the power cable? then yes - my laptop is always plugged into the wall - is that a bad thing to do with a laptop?

Not sure if it's exactly a bad thing to do (I do it myself, leave it sleeping overnight with the power cable in), but just asking.

I'm asking myself questions on when it fails, what would I think of?
  • Batteries?
  • Video card/chip?
  • Memory?
  • CMOS?
Don't ask me how to check the above when it's already dead... I think the Internet would be your friend here.




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  #118012 22-Mar-2008 11:07
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Just pulled the battery out and have just got the power going through it. It took longer than usaul but its warming up now and is loading an what not..so for now its working...should i put the battery back in or what?

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  #118013 22-Mar-2008 11:08
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The battery could be flat (unlikely, but sometimes possible) or just dead.

Cleanly shut down the computer this time, and replace the battery. See what happens.




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  #118014 22-Mar-2008 11:11
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i clicked shut down - now its got all these lines going across the screen, nothing moving just sitting there. 

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  #118015 22-Mar-2008 11:20
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Are the lines look like if the laptop's screen screwed? (e.g. multicoloured horizontal or vertical lines?)

It might be the end of the graphics chip...




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  #118016 22-Mar-2008 11:25
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It had a blue/green back ground with brown/orange lines going across it - horizontally

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  #118017 22-Mar-2008 11:27
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Does it happen at any other time? (startup? etc...)

It may be the graphics driver that's causing the monitor issues, but something else maybe causing the other problem (the 'I can't turn on my computer' one)




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  #118018 22-Mar-2008 11:33
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This is the only time i have seen it happen. So this is where im at now..

I put my laptop into 'sleep' mode last night before work as i usaully do. Came home, pressed the power button to get it out of sleep mode and it wouldnt do anything jut making the loading/warming up sound.

Held the power button to turn it off - it turned off. Tried to turn it back on but nothing just the black screen and loading/warming up sound. Done that a couple of times but nothing happened.

Woke up this morning tried it again - same thing.

Just before i pulled the battery out and it DID turn on however when i went to shut it down naturally it came up with these horizontal lines across it not moving just sitting there. 

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