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05-19-2013, 01:37 AM #1
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Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
As the title states, my laptop fails to start. This happened after updating, I restarted it and it ran normally saying installing updtes.. Then the blinking started. I've tried restarting(hard restart) also tried to run it in safe mode, it shows only a black screen and is stuck at that. I've also tried the automatic repair and it doesn't show any problem

05-19-2013, 01:40 AM #2
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
What is blinking exactly? The screen? An LED? And did you let the updates finish before powering off the machine at any point? (I ask because this is one of the most common sources of this issue in my experience with fixing others PC's.)

Automatic repair says everything is okay though? And you get a black screen? Perhaps your display is dead... An issue with graphics card or drivers associated with it?

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05-19-2013, 07:34 AM #3
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
(05-19-2013, 01:40 AM)AceInfinity Wrote:  What is blinking exactly? The screen? An LED? And did you let the updates finish before powering off the machine at any point? (I ask because this is one of the most common sources of this issue in my experience with fixing others PC's.)

Automatic repair says everything is okay though? And you get a black screen? Perhaps your display is dead... An issue with graphics card or drivers associated with it?

cheers
The screen, and the update may be an issue since i did say that after it said it was updating, it started blinking and after a while i turned it off..

I think display being dead is not an issue since it was fine until i restarted and started failing

EDIT: I'm only using my ipod now so i've uploaded a video here : http://ifile.ws/koapddfzhog9/IMG_0025.MOV.html
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05-19-2013, 04:30 PM #4
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
(05-19-2013, 07:34 AM)kerplunk Wrote:  
(05-19-2013, 01:40 AM)AceInfinity Wrote:  What is blinking exactly? The screen? An LED? And did you let the updates finish before powering off the machine at any point? (I ask because this is one of the most common sources of this issue in my experience with fixing others PC's.)

Automatic repair says everything is okay though? And you get a black screen? Perhaps your display is dead... An issue with graphics card or drivers associated with it?

cheers
The screen, and the update may be an issue since i did say that after it said it was updating, it started blinking and after a while i turned it off..

I think display being dead is not an issue since it was fine until i restarted and started failing

EDIT: I'm only using my ipod now so i've uploaded a video here : http://ifile.ws/koapddfzhog9/IMG_0025.MOV.html

Wait, you didn't say it, thenewguy1 posted that. Why do you have 2 accounts? Unsure

Quote:I think display being dead is not an issue since it was fine until i restarted and started failing

That's not a surefire way of telling. Your display/graphics card can fail at any point in time without warning. Just because it worked fine yesterday doesn't exactly mean that it should work today for instance. It could be a driver issue though too as well. What updates did you install?
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05-19-2013, 04:34 PM #5
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
God I hate it when that happens, the other ones actually my friend's account and I kinda mixed it up..
On topic. Ok, i'll re upload but i'm pretty sure i was able to download from that site, without their downloader program

Here: http://db.tt/nbATNUly
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05-19-2013, 04:40 PM #6
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
I got the video don't worry... When does that blinking happen? Before the logon screen?


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05-19-2013, 04:42 PM #7
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
Yes, after windows logo it starts doing that

05-19-2013, 06:51 PM #8
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
After, then it could be a graphics problem... However if the Windows logo shows up I am not sure. Usually these problems cut out after the logon screen, or before the Windows logo GUI. Does any input work? Ctrl + Alt + Del? You don't get to the logon screen itself where you can input your password?

This is about the time where drivers are being loaded in the background however, so I'm more apt to believe that a driver is having issues loading.

And do you have a disk you can use to repair?
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05-20-2013, 12:38 AM #9
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
No keys are working, even Ctrl + Alt + Del. I've updated my video drivers last 2-3 weeks? Could that be an issue?

And no, I don't have a repair disc, but I have an image copy of the windows 8 installer
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05-20-2013, 02:21 AM #10
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
You have an installation disk? That is your repair disk then for Windows 8..

Quote:I've updated my video drivers last 2-3 weeks? Could that be an issue?

It could be, do you leave your computer on a lot or do you shut down after every use? This is a laptop so I would assume that you don't leave it on.

What updates did you install though?


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