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#1 corndog55

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:43 AM

I have a 3yr. old Toshiba laptop using windows vista home premium. The monitor light starts blinking and then goes out after about 45 minutes. The computer doesn't shut down or go to sleep as I can see through if the lighting in the room is just right. It has to be shut off manually and restarted to continue. Doesn't matter if it is idle or if I am actively using it. An IT tech has tried to figure it out and doesn't know the answer. He said to uninstall anything that I am not using like games etc. That hasn't worked. I took it to Best Buy and they said it is probably an internal problem, maybe with the light which would not be cost effective to have it changed.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:01 AM

Well...first thing I would do...is try a different monitor...or try that monitor on a different system, as I try to isolate/define the problem.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:03 AM

Well...first thing I would do...is try a different monitor...or try that monitor on a different system, as I try to isolate/define the problem.

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It's a laptop

What happens in safe mode?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:55 PM


Well...first thing I would do...is try a different monitor...or try that monitor on a different system, as I try to isolate/define the problem.

Louis

It's a laptop

What happens in safe mode?


Sorry to jump in Allan, but it maybe a LT, but he can link another monitor using a VGA cable from the LT to isolate/define the problem with the LT's monitor !

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !





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