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      01-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by UltimateBMW View Post
But is it completely black? Or just very very very dim? Making it appear black at a glance.
I've narrowed it down to being something driver related, either with the video card or the monitor.

It isn't off if that is what you are asking. It is black with the glow of the backlight behind it. I looked very hard and there is nothing on the screen.

The video card is a ATI mobility radeon X600 256mb.

The thing is, up until this happened I would run it at 1280x1020 resolution (or something like that) which was the highest it supported. Only after this little hiccup is it not displaying more than 640x480.

I've tried doing everything including downloading the latest drivers but nothing seems to work.

I brought it to geek squad and they said they couldn't do anything related to drivers. I'm going to bring it to the FSU computer store tomorrow and see if they can do anything.

A side note if this could help anyone narrow it down, when I am able to get the computer to boot up normally in 640x480 after uninstalling the display driver the computer automatically re-installs it after start up. Then when I go to change the resolution of the screen I have way more options than I had before, all the way up to 3000x something.