|I have a problem with the screen on my Packard Bel Laptop. It boots up ok, and then the screen suddenly goes black. sometimes if I hit the return key or jiggle the mouse the screen comes back on. The laptop is still functional while this is happening.|
At first I thought it might be a dodgy switch or something, so turned off all the various power saving options, but it still does it.
I tried plugging in an external moniter and that seems to work fine.
The local PC repair shop then charged me £170 to change the FL inverter. They said "if that doesn't fix it we don't know what it is". It was ok for a few days then started doing it again.
It seems to do it most when I first turn it on, after an hour or so it stops doing it and works ok. I've noticed that it only seems to do it when I have opened a program (eg excel) or am using the keyboard or mouse.
When the screen goes black, if I jiggle the mouse it usually comes back, but then goes off again. After an hour or so it then seems to be ok.