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Windows 7: Screen randomly goes black.

21 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Screen randomly goes black.

I am stumped on this one. My HP pavilion dv6 turns on, gets past the BIOS, screen goes black. If I leave it on I can tell it's working in the background, because eventually the wireless icon flips on. After that, I can press the sleep mode key, wake it up, and then after a moment of displaying everything fine it switches off. Also, it appears that when I shake it after the screensaver comes on (at which point the screen flips off) it will again display momentarily before switching the screen off. I dual boot Ubuntu, same issue, still the occasional moment of functionality.

Removing the battery and doing a hard reset doesn't help, can't boot to safe mode, can't change graphics drivers since I can't see anything. Ideas?

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22 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 HP 64bit, SP1

if it happens in safe mode and in ubuntu, I doubt very much it's a driver/software issue, sounds like a hardware issue.

Try booting a live OS CD, also try going into the bios and see if the screen stays on there.
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22 Oct 2015   #3

win 7 64 bit

Hi sounds to me you have a hardware problem. Open the lid all the way open and just about all the way closed does it effect the screen? It could be the sceen itself.
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