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laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« on: September 13, 2010, 03:36:07 pm »

Just started last night, screen begins to flicker (going darker and then lighter) and then it'll go blank (even though it's still switched on) I keep having to press the 'on' button to get it on (it wouldn't come on when I first turned it on and had to plug it in in order to get the screen on.

Got a samsung r510 and it's only 2 years old!

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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 06:45:40 pm »

There seems to be two possible causes according to google....

1. Backlight failing, apparently to check this, when the screen goes blank, shine a torch on the screen and see if you can see it (apparently if its just the backlight you'l be able to see a feint image)

2. Faulty Power connector.
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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 06:52:45 pm »

aye, I've been googling it, but also found a website that told me to take the battery out and hold the power button for 30 seconds.

Seems to have worked for the time being, if it carries on then i'll try and get it fixed!
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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 06:55:29 pm »

problem went away for a day, but now it's back

definately seems to be a problem with the backlight, as I can get it back on my fiddling with the backlight buttons, but it'll eventually go off again!

How do I fix it?
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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 06:57:40 pm »

Keep tapping the side of your screen, should knock it back into alignment.

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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 01:15:03 pm »

still doing it, especially when it's not plugged in!

Driving me nuts, as I need it for work!

How much would it cost to be repaired?

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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 03:36:58 pm »

I really hope you realised I was joking haha.

How old is the laptop? What make/model?
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Re: laptop screen flickering/going blank!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 07:53:12 pm »

I really hope you realised I was joking haha.

How old is the laptop? What make/model?

I'm not daft :p

its a samsung r510 and its about 2 years old!
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