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Display Turns off During Use

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MichSep12, May 19, 2013.

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  1. MichSep12

    MichSep12 Thread Starter

    May 19, 2013
    My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv1000 (I know...OLD)

    This problem only USUALLY happens once or twice a month.
    Before, I believed that the computer had froze and would just restart it.

    Today, while streaming an archived webcast, the screen went blank. It did not go completely black, seeing how the back light was still on and I was still able to adjust the back light intensity. The webcast was still playing, the laptop was still on (making same old sounds that it was indeed still running).

    I was reading about similar problems online, but did not get a chance to test any of the simple fixes.
    Instead of turning the laptop off this time, I merely closed my laptop lid and waited for it to switch to standby mode. After a few seconds I opened it back up and my screen was back to normal.

    Does this sound like something is only l0ose within the chassis and is affecting the connection for the screen?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. metallica5456

    metallica5456 Trusted Advisor

    Apr 1, 2013
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    have you made sure that your video card drivers are up to date? also can you post the Product number on the white label on underneath of the laptop?
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