Laptop screen goes blank
Thread poster: Denyce Seow

Denyce Seow  Identity Verified
Singapore
Local time: 23:49
Member (2004)
Chinese to English
Aug 2, 2004

Hi folks,

I need some help here with my "sick" Fujitsu Lifebook baby. For the past two weeks, the screen would just go blank (white) all of a sudden without any warning. The programs are still running, but all I can get on the screen is white!!

Can anyone please give me a clue what could be wrong????

** desperate call for help **
TIA, Denyce


[Edited at 2004-08-02 13:38]


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 16:49
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English to Polish
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Two things come to mind... Aug 2, 2004

Hi Denyce,

I face similar problems with my laptop - except that my screen goes black. If I close the lid and open it again, everything is restored back (in all colours...;)). Sometimes it's enough to move a lid a bit - apparently the problem is in the lid itself and it's fixing with the rest of the computer.

Another option might be your screen saver settings: check this one, perhaps you got this white screensaver suddenly installed?

HTH
Magda


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Denyce Seow  Identity Verified
Singapore
Local time: 23:49
Member (2004)
Chinese to English
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Blank at reboot too Aug 2, 2004

Hi Magda,

Those ideas sound cool; I will take note of them. But..... sometimes, when I reboot my laptop after the screen "white-out", it gives me the same white blank screen. I have to let the laptop rest for at least 10 minutes before I can get it to work fine again. What's wrong???

TIA,
Denyce


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Christopher Schmidt  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:49
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monitor cable loose? Aug 2, 2004

I had a a similar problem with a Dell laptop a couple years ago. The screen would either turn yellow or I would get no picture at all. It turned out that the cable which runs from the graphic card to the LCD screen had loosened itself.

hope this helps
Chris


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:49
German to Spanish
Take a look in Internet Aug 2, 2004

Maybe in the FAQ section in the site of the graphic card of your laptop you can find the solution.

But...i think it is a hardware problem

Regards

Toledo


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:49
Member (2004)
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overheating? Aug 2, 2004

weiwei wrote:

I have to let the laptop rest for at least 10 minutes before I can get it to work fine again. What's wrong???

TIA,
Denyce



It seems to me that you are suffering from a overheating problem. Contact your vendor.

Giovanni


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Denyce Seow  Identity Verified
Singapore
Local time: 23:49
Member (2004)
Chinese to English
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Thanks....... Aug 3, 2004

Thanks, folks. I will look into all the points you guys mentioned! My screen actually had another "white-out" just now while I was in the midst of writing a very long work email!! All I did was to move it a little, and it went back to normal. HOORAY!!!

Thanks, thanks, thanks...........


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Nigel Skipper
Local time: 16:49
Swedish to English
Loose connection Aug 3, 2004

This sounds like a loose connection, either between the motherboard and the cable to the screen or between the cable and the screen. I had the same problem with a Mac Powerbook. If you feel troubled about unscrewing your laptop's casing yourself, try to find a small local computer service center. Most probably its just a case of pushing two halves of a connecter back together.
If on the other hand your computer is still under warranty, it should be rectified free of charge by the vendor.

//Nigel Skipper


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