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Old 01-08-2009, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an HP n5415 running Windows xp home. Just recently the screen on the laptop would just go black, with no warning or error. The laptop does not turn off I can hear and see that the harddrive is doing its thing, the lights are still on, I can open the cd drive, etc. I have tried to hook it up to the desktop monitor and it does the same thing. I can not run any anti virus software because it goes black to quickly. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks Bill

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it wouldent be GPU problems wouls it?. how many years old is your lapie?

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You said that it does the same thing even when plugged into a monitor? So it isn't a backlight problem or the LCD panel's video feed cable coming loose.

The only conclusion I can come up with is that your video adapter is on its way out. Because I can't think of any windows errors doing that unless the video drivers were corrupted.

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