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Laptop Screen Going Blank


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#1 rilla

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:06 PM

Hi.
I'm not sure if this is an infection but I am inclined to think it's something more infection and less hardware like I originally thought. Starting about 3 days ago my laptop screen began to flicker in normal mode but it would go back to normal...so I was a bit concerned but didn't think anything of it. Then the flickering progressed to my screen going blank (as if there was a blank screensaver) but the computer was still on and the screen was still "active" just blackish...but not turned off as if it was receiving no power. This is happening more and more but when the screen goes blank the whole computer stops working, if I am transferring files the transfer stops. Everything stops if the screen goes blank.

I thought this was a hardware problem but I've been working in safe mode for the last 12 hours and not had a single flicker or blackout. I'm not sure how to go about looking for something that makes my screen go blank? My norton scan keeps coming clean but I don't know what to do or there is even anything I can do. I feel like if it's hardware based it should be happening in every mode, not just regular mode.


For the record I have an Acer Aspire 5535 with Vista Home premium, norton anti-virus and I use Google chrome (if it matters?).


Thank you,
Rilla

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

Have you tried updating your drivers by visiting Acer's website?




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