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Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX Notebook PC, Screen goes black

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX Notebook PC, purchased in 2008.  For the past several months, I have had a problem with the screen going totally black.  Most of the time this occurs when viewing a video, such as on Youtube, but occasionally it will do it other times as well.  When this happens, all that I am able to do to recover is to shut off the PC, then wait for a bit to turn it back on.  It does seem that it gets very hot, so it is like letting it cool down before it will turn back on.  If i try to turn it back on immediately, it shuts itself off.


I did buy a cooling fan, platform type thing and that seems to help some, but it still happens quite a lot, which is very frustrating.


I have seen some of the information about the bad nvidia gpu chips, and I am wondering if this is my problem, and if so, how difficult is it to get a replacement?


If anyone has any ideas, or if further information is needed, please let me know.


Thank you!

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Re: Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX Notebook PC, Screen goes black

Check the link below:
How to prevent and deal with overheating.

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