Unexpectedly my G62 notebook, running windows 7, 32-bit shows only black screen on bootup. The only way to get it booted up is to overheat the fan so it can be booted up on an emergency bios. Bios has the latest driver. Have restored it to previous restore points, but still no joy when pushing power button to boot up as gives me same problem - black screen. Reinserting the RAM worked for a little while, but has since gone back to black screen on bootup mode. What to do? Should I just trash the HP and look for another laptop brand or be patient that there is a solution to the problem?
Software failures will generate on-screen messages, usually about not finding an Operating System or not being able to boot. When the screen is blank, the PC is experiencing a major hardware failure.
Using restore points is wasting your time as all then do is copy and older build of Windows over the current version -- and this does nothing to address hardware issues.
To determine the cause with hardware failures, you have to be able run diagnostics. We have no way of accessing your PC from here, so we can not do that for you. You have to do it yourself.
You do this by pressing the Esc key repeatedly when rebooting and then, when the HP Startup Menu appears, selecting Diagnostics (usually F2) and letting it run.
If it is NOT possible to run diagnostics, or if that does not work, then there is NOTHING more you can do by yourself -- and there is NOTHING we can do because we have no way of accessing your PC from here to run diagnostics or repair hardware.
You will need to have the PC physically examined in a service facility by folks that can run their own diagnostics to determine what is wrong with it.
-------------------- If your PC is still under the original one-year HP warranty, or if you have purchased an extended warranty from HP and this is still valid, then having HP do this is an inexpensive option for you. In that case, you should contact HP Customer Support to see about having it repaired or replaced under warranty.
To contact HP Support see the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process:
Step 1. Here is the link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detect Step 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options" Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone number
Case number and phone number appear. -------------------- If your PC is no longer under warranty, then it will cost you up front to have HP examine your PC. If you want to do that, you will have to contact an HP Repair or Service Center to see if they can examine the PC to determine the cause(s) of the problems, if it can be repaired, and an estimate of the repair costs.
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