Laptop goes black after BIOS. Was working minutes ago. What happened?
May 18, 2011 2:26 PM Subscribe
Was fiddling with the eject settings on my laptop (didn't solve my problem, cd is still stuck in the drive no matter what i do), when I decided to reboot out of ubuntu and disable the drive altogether in the BIOS. Now almost as soon as the BIOS appear, everything goes black, though the computer is still clearly on. Help!
posted by parkbench to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I figured this way I could really control test it, see how it would respond to manually turning it on through the terminal and trying to eject, etc.
Anyway, I can't see why changing this BIOS setting would have done anything, but now it doesn't even consistently show the BIOS--sometimes it just stays black.
This is an old laptop I was trying to reformat with Arch Linux, though I couldn't even start because of the CD drive problem. It's a Dell Inspiron 700m.
Does anyone have any ideas? I could potentially hook it up to a monitor I have somewhere, see if that outputs anything, but I'm kind of at a loss since the drive still does not eject even during boot, so there's no way for me to even run a livecd. Yipes!