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how to fix computer when screen blank/gray?

January 1, 2011 at 13:47:55
Specs: Windows XP

My Samsung N110 has had the "blank screen of death" problem common to this model: flickering video which has gotten worse, despite my attempts to fix it. I have opened the netbook up and re-seated the LCD cable as suggested on various forums, several times. I have even resorted to trying to hold the cable down more snugly with electrical tape. All fixes turned out to be temporary. Netbook is 18 months old - and though the problem started early, I just didn't realize what it was or what to do until the warranty was up.

It has gotten so bad in the last couple of days that I finally became desperate - and tried to download a graphics video driver from Samsung's website as I had read this might help the flickering problem.

Instead, after the download, the computer screen went completely gray/white. Nothing at all. I think the driver installation corrupted my machine --I apparently have created a whole new problem while trying to fix the old one..

So, how can I remove it when I cannot see anything on the computer at all?

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.


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#1
January 1, 2011 at 14:25:14

That doesn't sound like a software problem. If you had to go through all that to have a display, there's a hardware glitch. I would have someone look at it that can repair electronics.

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#2
January 1, 2011 at 19:31:40

Thank you. I agree that this may be way beyond my capabilities. I cannot see anything - cannot boot in safe-mode to try a fix, which has worked before. Computer is running - I see light and can even evoke the buzzer when a wrong key is hit - but it is blind to me since the driver installation.

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