Another problem with laptop

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Registered: 06-29-2003
Another problem with laptop
Sat, 03-10-2007 - 10:22am

My laptop (7 years old, Win98 2nd edition) has a new problem.  As soon as it's finished loading, the screen goes black.  It won't come back on.  You can hear the processor "working" and the power light is on, but nothing on the screen.  Any ideas?

I know it's old, but it's rarely used - mostly as a backup or to take on vacation.  I ordered a new Dell last night but I'd like to be able to copy files from the old one.  And I'd like to sell it for a nominal amount ...................... if I can get it working properly.






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Registered: 01-05-2006
Sat, 03-10-2007 - 2:25pm

I had a Compaq Laptop

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Registered: 06-29-2003
Sat, 03-10-2007 - 3:22pm

Well, I really don't know what happened but it's working again!

I left the laptop on while I ran some errands.



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 03-10-2007 - 5:33pm

First I was going to say that maybe the backlight was bad but since you could jiggle it maybe there is some connection not as tight as it should be.

Good luck on selling it.......Unless you find someone that just wants to maybe play games like cards etc.....but that is pretty old........

Make sure you have all your data off of it..........



Have a nice day !.