Blackened Screen - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2008, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Default Blackened Screen

Hi everyone,
I'm experiencing a problem with my laptop screen. The screen goes black every time I launch a game, or sometimes even launching windows. The screen does not go completely black, I can still see the screen if I look carefully. It seems the brightness has drastically decreased and I can't adjust it back. The computer is obviously still operating, but with severely decreased scree brightness. I have downloaded the latest video card driver and it does nothing.
My lap top is a HP Pavilion dv6220tx with Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and Nvidia Geforce Fo 7400.

Does anyone have a solution to this? Its been bugging me for the last few weeks...

Thanks.... :laughing:

BLADERUSH is offline  
Old 12-21-2008, 06:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
saltynay's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Blackened Screen

Are you sure its application/ pc load specific. Sounds like a dodgy backlight quite easily replaced if needed to be and defo should be covered by the warranty. Just looked it up its quite a nice laptop although I prefer mine a little smaller I have hp Tx1000 and would say the build quality is good minor problem is the case materials used aren't quite upto my rough treatment but the actual components inside weren't skimped out on which is all that matters so you shouldn't have many hardware related issues backlight is a common failure across the board though.
saltynay is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Screen freezes into colored pattern multiple times a day ... gawrycht Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 15 12-18-2008 10:47 PM
Hieroglyphics..... and a black screen YeloBlammo Laptops and Notebooks 34 09-11-2008 11:17 AM
Vertical color stripes on new laptop screen jcstrandb Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 06-13-2008 10:08 AM
Blue Screen before login Chrono Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 07-28-2007 02:36 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.