Screen shows HP logo screen then goes blank
HP Touchsmart 310-1125y flashes the blue HP logo screen for about a second before the screen goes blank/black. The computer boot into windows 7 because I can hear the chimes through the speakers.
I have been to the HP page and done the F8 and F5 tips to reset the bios, all this does is recycle the boot process and I get the same result.
I was going to put the 310-1125y way but decided to turn it on one more time and and it booted up and I could see everything just as you would expect on a functioning computer. When I shut it down and tried to reboot I was back to the black screen. It does the same thing every time I restart it by unplugging the power cord and pressing the power button for 15 seconds or longer and the plug it in and turn on the power and I get the quick flash of the HP logo screen and then blank.
I have noticed that this seems to be common but I can not find a fix other than sending it in to HP as my posters have done or bite the bullet and part out the good stuff and toss the rest.
I know everything works, it just doesn't work all the time.
Could the video chip have a loose solder point that when it get hot it stops making the connection thus giving me the blank screen?
Is this a good question?