Sunday, July 26, 2009

Help Needed Computer Down

I'm using Debbie's computer mine is down.
When I power up my computer the screen does not light up,does anyone know why?

And as always thanks for listening!


Debbie said...

John, have you checked to make sure none of your cables have become loose? Or, have you tried unplugging the computer & plugging it back in? If you've tried that and it still doesn't light up it could be that your monitor has gone out. If both of your computers are desktop try plugging Debbie's monitor into your modem and see if it lights up then.

I hope it's something simple and you're back up and running soon.


Indigo said...

I was going to say the same thing, sounds like it might be the monitor. (Hugs)Indigo

garnett109 said...

both are laptops and i did all that, even exchanged power cords,
thanks debbie

Debbie said...

I've never had a laptop so I have no idea what the problem could be. Maybe it's the battery. I sure wish I could help I know how frustrating it is when our computers screw up. I hope someone with a laptop can give you some ideas.


Missie said...

Your screen might have burned out. Wish you luck.

Paula said...

Sorry you're having problems. Frustrating I know.

Tabby said...

Hi Johnny,

How old is the laptop? Do you still have your operating system disk if so you can try to boot it from there and see if if will do anything. Has there been any weird error messages lately that she can remember? Do you know when you last updated your drivers for the laptop? You also may want to go to the Manufacturers website and see if they have a help section.
I am pretty good with computers and Dave is even better (he builds them, and fixes them too)so any info you can give I can run it by the expert.

Rose said...

I was going to say it was your monitor too but when I read further.......I don't know anything about laptops.

I would call the manufacturer.

Sorry...I know how upsetting this all is.

Good Luck

Marty said...

This could really be anything. I've used laptops for years and once had a similar problem ... no screen lighting up ... and it turned out to be a faulty screen (which I had replaced). But without seeing your machine, there is no way of knowing whether it's the screen or the drive itself. You could try plugging the laptop into a friends monitor (if it works with other monitors or overhead projectors, chances are it's just the screen).