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26-Jan-2012, 10:59 PM #1
Question Solved: YouTube - Black, Blank Screen
As of yesterday 1-26-2012 - my youtube was working one minute, the next it is only showing blank, black screen. I got on remote with my tech in London, HOURS and HOURS later, still no joy or fix. He removed malware, un-installed and re-installed latest Adobe everything, un-installed and re-installed Google Chrome (my browser) cleaned histories, cache, cookies, etc. tried a system restore, windows update, rootkey scan, boot scan??? 24 hours later - results the same.

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Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., UL80VT
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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26-Jan-2012, 11:08 PM #2
Make sure JavaScript is enabled in Google Chrome.

How to Enable JavaScript

It will also tell you if JavaScript is enabled in your browser:

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26-Jan-2012, 11:23 PM #3
Also, Avast, with its WebRep, can interfere with JavaScript. Disable WebRep.
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26-Jan-2012, 11:43 PM #4
Dear Phantom, Thank you for answering, I did what the instructions said, my JavaScript was already enabled, refreshed Google Chrome, no change. My computer tech put the Avast on only last night to scan the boot, I was running AVG until then. I can take Avast off, and re-install AVG, but that did not help yesterday either. There has to be an answer - somewhere.
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26-Jan-2012, 11:46 PM #5
Go here to test Flash.

1- Do you see the animation? It's a red ball moving horizontally.



2- What version of Flash do you see? Is the OS alright?

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26-Jan-2012, 11:51 PM #6
By the way, Chrome comes with its own integrated Flash plugin. No need to install the Adobe Flash Player alone.

It's possible that you could have disabled Flash Player in Chrome. To re-enable it:

Go to: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/839/cpsid_83950.html

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I am unable to view Flash content. How do I get Flash Player to turn on?
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27-Jan-2012, 12:21 AM #7
Yes, we did un-install and re-install Adobe Flash Player version 11.2.202.160 for OS Windows 7 (64 Bit). We tried it with the built in flash through Chrome and we downloaded one. I went to the link you provided and here is my response (3 times) from google Chrome: This webpage is not available
The webpage at chrome://%20plugins/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Error 300 (net::ERR_INVALID_URL): Unknown error.
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27-Jan-2012, 12:25 AM #8
  1. Type ABOUT:PLUGINS into the address bar at the top of a Chrome browser window.
  2. Click "Details" at the upper-right corner of the page.
  3. Find the "Flash" (or "Shockwave Flash") listing on the Plug-ins page and click the corresponding "Enable" button.
  4. Close all Chrome windows and restart the browser.
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27-Jan-2012, 12:35 AM #9
OK. Enabled flash through Chrome and re-started the browser, no YouTube.
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27-Jan-2012, 08:41 AM #10
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