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Black Screen When Turning on Computer
« on: September 08, 2020, 08:16:11 PM »
 

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Hello,

I installed Linux Lite 5.0 the other day and now I am I getting a black screen when trying to turn on my computer.

I was using Google Maps on Firefox and the computer froze up. I manually shut it down, and now I am getting the black screen.

I have tried hitting esc key and holding down the right shift key right after I turn it on and can't get anything to show up.

Any suggestions?
 


Re: Black Screen When Turning on Computer
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 09:06:16 PM »
 

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Just to be sure... do you get ANYTHING before the blackscreen?
If so, what's the last thing you see beforehand.

Also, do you have multiple monitors and/or videocard outputs?
Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 12:56:10 AM by TheDead
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »
 

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I get nothing, just the blackscreen.

I just have the one monitor and videocard output.

I know my monitor works as it works with another PC.

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Re: Black Screen When Turning on Computer
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 09:25:21 PM »
 

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Solved! Took apart the PC, removed some dust, unplugged and plugged back in some cords, and it works again!
 

Re: Black Screen When Turning on Computer
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 12:57:42 AM »
 

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Nice! I was going to say it's a hardware issue since there was no display at all. ;)
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 06:00:57 AM »
 

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Nice! I was going to say it's a hardware issue since there was no display at all. ;)
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Hmm, first time caller here, perhaps my issue is hardware related too. I've been getting a gray screen on startup sometimes. I'll do a shutdown and then restart, laptop then displays a couple of error messages and then starts & runs normally.
 

Re: Black Screen When Turning on Computer
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2020, 08:36:06 AM »
 

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Could it be that the computer went into hibernation because of inactivity and when you turn is back on it tries to "wake up" and fails?
Or you did a shutdown properly when turning it off?

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