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Black Screen

By snowspider
Jul 13, 2008
  1. Hey everyone, I have an HP pavilion dv8000 laptop. Last night everything was working fine, then this morning I turned it on and all the lights turned on on the keyboard, and the screen seems to be lit up but it is completely black. I see a screen for a few seconds that says Hp and has options on the bottom, then the screen turns black. I tried hooking it up to a monitor but it is black on the monitor also. Anybody know whats wrong?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Hard drive failure
     
  3. snowspider

    snowspider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so what does that mean? My laptop has two hard drives so did they both fail? Also what is the best thing to do with this knowledge?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your boot drive or primary hard drive has failed, not the optional secondary hard drive. This secondary hard drive is for data only. It is not bootable...

    The best thing to do is to take the laptop in for service
     
  5. snowspider

    snowspider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright, thank you.
     
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