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HP laptop wont start up screen is black

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by icemanSl8, Oct 31, 2016.

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  1. icemanSl8

    icemanSl8 Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2016
    I have an older HP pavilion laptop running windows vista for the operating system. When the computer starts the screen stays black and will not enter bio menus no matter witch Fey I press on startup. I have tried connecting an external display, hard resetting the laptop by draining the raining power in the system with the external battery removed this fixed the problem once but now when I start my computer I get a blank screen or a screen with white lines across the top. Now When I press any f keys during startup the computer beeps no matter witch key I press. Any and all information is greatly appreciated please help!!!


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    I dont know if anyone has answered this or helped you yet. I dont know how old the laptop is but my first guess would be that your motherboard has gone bad.replacing the motherboard could be expensive and might cost more than the computer is worth. if you dont want to buy a new computer theres lots of good used computers out there with vista or windows 7 whatever one you would prefer.if its not the motherboard a bad graphics card might also be the culprit. I hope this has helped you.
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