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heidiho March 30th, 2009 02:16 PM

More computer issues
 
It is a emachine..only a year and a half old..Worked fine last night,but when turned on this morning the screen is darker and is like blinking like a battery dying but it is plugged in not working on battery..any ideas before we call and pay these people.Computer works,just fluttering the screen and got darker

Winston March 30th, 2009 02:49 PM

Did you check to make sure the plug is attached firmly? sometime the connector on the monitor comes loose from the machine?

heidiho March 30th, 2009 04:25 PM

I did.didnt see any loose..Also i tried to install a kodak program,didnt work so deleted.now everytinme i turn computer on this box comes up saying "there was a problem with kodak program installtion" now if my mom sees that shes gonna think i messed up computer,is there anyway to get that from showing everytime turn computer on??I sent to recycle bin but it still comes up everytime i turn computer on...moms gonna shoot me

CearaQC March 31st, 2009 12:18 AM

Moving a desktop icon to the recycle bin doesn't remove the program, it only removes the icon.

To remove the program itself, go to Control panel (if you are using Windows and not a Mac - I don't know anything about Mac machines) and go to Add/Remove Programs, go through the list, select the program you want to delete and tell it to "uninstall."

A screen going dark on a laptop is touchy. It could be graphics card driver related, which then just needs a new driver installed. (A driver is software that tells the computer how to use the graphics card inside. Sometimes graphics card drivers get corrupted somehow and need to be updated or replaced. Graphics card manufacturers release new drivers of their cards often.) Check out the manufacturer's website for more details. NVIDIA is a common one, but there are many others.

If the screen going dark is not driver related, there may be a wire connection problem, or just a plain old faulty screen. Which means taking it to a repair person, complaining to the manufacturer, or buy a new one.

But check out the stuff you can fix for free first, like the driver software.


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