November 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm #159428
I’ve had my white NC10 for about 2 weeks now and I’m delighted with it. But yesterday I experienced the whole screen going completely white (well, light grey) and the machine locked up. I had to put it into standby and wake it up again to clear the fault. Do you reckon that’s hardware or software related? It’s only happened the once, while I was on Facebook. I’m running a pretty standard machine – haven’t messed with the memory or changed the operating system.
ZumNovember 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm #170038jezMember
A chap posted a comment on the front page with a similar “glitch”. I’ve not seen anything like that myself Im afraid. It is prob just worth checking your power management settings – had the machine been ideal for 5mins or so or did it happen in use?
Further to that – other readers might notice their machine turns off. I’ve just woken mine up and it appeared “off”. This is just “hibernation”. Turn the power back on and windows should “resume”. You will end up exactly where the PC was before it powered down.
That doesn’t sound like what you saw though!November 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm #170040jonbadMember
Hibernation settings are in the (right click on desktop and click on properties) page (Display Properties).
Then Screen Saver tab
Then power Button
You’ll see all the things you can change with things such as closing the lid under the advanced tab etc.
Back to the problem however – perhaps it was facebook lol. It does sound like a software rather than a hardware thing to me. If you’ve installed any applications it’d be helpful to know which ones as some might be controlling the display perhaps.November 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm #170042
I’m well acquainted with Hibernation – it certainly wasn’t that – it was an instantaneous change from a normal browser display to the whole screen going light grey. I can’t think of any apps I’ve installed that would mess with screen settings. I’m hoping it was a Facebook glitch – there are plenty of those!November 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm #170043
Bugger! It happened again last night. This time the whole screen went dark grey (rather than light grey like last time) – not off completely like in standby but still with some backlight. Again the only solution was to Fn+Esc into standby and then power up again. At the time I had two instances of IE7 and one instance of Firefox 3 open. Facebook was open but the active window was another webpage (HotorNot – ok, I’m shallow!!). I just moved the cursor with the trackpad and suddenly all was grey.
I have installed:
Eset Nod 32 (in place of MacAffee)
Serif Photo Plus 6
Open Office 3
Acronis True Image 10
Yahoo Messenger 9
Windows Media Player 11
Adobe Reader 8
3 Connect (for dongle, not in use at time)
ZumNovember 25, 2008 at 2:01 pm #170039jezMember
Sorry chap not much more to offer. But I thought it was funny that you admitted to being on hotornot!November 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm #170045techguyoneMember
I don’t even know what hotornot is, but I’m going to google now lolNovember 25, 2008 at 8:32 pm #170044hefMember
you’re in for a treat.November 25, 2008 at 8:36 pm #170041TheRingMember
lolJanuary 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm #170047alswegenMember
I got mine yesterday and the same thing happened to me. Suddenly, dark grey bright screen and I had to switch the nc10 off and on.
I’ll let you know if it keeps happening and how I solve it if I do.January 16, 2009 at 8:45 am #170046cm17Member
Same has happened twice to me – system freezes with a dark grey screen and I’ve had had to power down each time. Could be the NC10’s version of the blue screen of death.
It’s not happed in the last 2 weeks and when it did happen I was trying to run quite a few heavy apps at the same time.
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