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Comp won't start -- Black Screen


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#1 axeeeeL

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:16 PM

hey guys... my computer won't start up. when i get past the loading screen with the green bar, the screen turns black and my computer is unresponsive.

i've tried almost everything. when i try to run safe mode, my computer loads all the drives, and a blue screen with text on it appears for a split second, and the computer reboots itself. i couldn't quite catch what it read, because, well...it was only there for half a second. startup repair doesn't work, either...just a black screen.

earlier today, my computer was working fine. however, i DID hit part of my computer quite hard(don't bother asking why...i was extremely frustrated and angry), and from there on out, my computer froze, and then it basically stopped working.

so basically, what i'm asking is this: could i have broken a vital component of my computer by hitting it? is it possible to replace the broken parts? it doesn't really seem like i did any significant damage

also, i'm running windows vista home premium on an acer aspire 5720, if that helps.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:19 PM

could i have broken a vital component of my computer by hitting it?

Yes, it is quite possible
Can you access and remain in, the BIOS with out it shutting down?
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:39 AM

Hi. I have a very similar problem. but I didn't hit my computer. Normally from pressing the on switch to full functionality, it takes about 2 minutes, which is a huge improvement on my previous.
I have a HP Compaq dc7900, Windows Vista professional.
About once a week, I just get a black screen, occasionally a 'please be patient message' if I'm lucky. A cup of coffee later, nothing's happened. So I turn the power off and reboot in safe mode, from there rebooting normally.
The room it is in had a temperature of 12C (53F) this morning. Any ideas?
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:21 AM

yes, my computer can run BIOS fine without having to restart. it's just that when i actually try to boot it up in ANYTHING, it won't work...

at this point i think that i may have just knocked a part loose, because i'm almost certain that i didn't hit it hard enough to break a part...unless some computer parts are really fragile, then this should be the case(i hope). should i just try to open my laptop up and attempt to fix it? i honestly have no experience with this stuff, so i'm kinda worried about messing up.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:23 AM

should i just try to open my laptop up and attempt to fix it? i honestly have no experience with this stuff, so i'm kinda worried about messing up.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

well, what else could i do to fix it besides manually fixing it?

should i just bring it to a repair shop?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:34 PM

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my computer can run BIOS fine without having to restart

OK so we know your computer will run

unless some computer parts are really fragile,

Yes the head of your hard drive, which I suspect is damaged
The only way to be 100% sure is to disassemble it
I recommend taking it to a local repair shop, not Geek Squad

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Edited by garmanma, 24 January 2010 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:37 PM

okay i'll try to find one around my area.

thanks for the help.




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