Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:07 PM
Welcome to Bleeping Computer, 07042j.
When you say "fades" to black, that gives me the impression of a slow transition, is that correct or does it flick straight to black like the "light went off"?
What type of screen is it? If it's a free-standing monitor, can you try it on another computer to see if the fault lies in the screen or the computer? If this is a laptop, you can usually find out if the fault is the backlight going out, by shining a light source like a torch against the screen in a darkened room. If you can faintly see the Windows desktop, the video signal is there and the backlight isn't lighting to show it. The same trick can be used for an LCD monitor if you don't have another computer to test it on.
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