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Title: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 18, 19, 02:07 AM
Since getting a new computer after the old one died & got a Lenovo desk top,  with the updates my screen keeps changing & starting again & have to switch off for an hour or two before it settles in.  The Lenovo is 2tb & 8gb ram, the screen is a Ben Q with an HDM1 connection also, could the computer still be cluttered with a lot of files, or would there be another cause ?.
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Kat on Jul 18, 19, 08:16 PM
W10?
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 19, 19, 12:30 AM
Yes  ::)
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Baron on Jul 19, 19, 02:48 PM
I will leave this to Kat, as I rarely use W10 now, except sometimes booting it up for any updates, and then back to Win7.... ;D
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Kat on Jul 19, 19, 07:29 PM
I dumped W10 as it was/is so awful.

When you say that the screen changes, what do you mean, exactly?

Anything like this?

https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht506677
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 20, 19, 12:49 AM
Hi Kat,

the screen just keeps going from black to the Lenovo screen very second, ... I'll get my daughter to look into that solution page next time it happens as it looks a bit complicated for me these days.

Thanks for your help as always.  :D

Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Kat on Jul 24, 19, 09:56 PM
Coincidence? I just helped another chap, with a very similar problem.

Can you try charging the battery to full, then take the battery out and leave it for quite a long time (Overnight?). Then, in the morning, put it back in and see how you go.

Cured his!
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 25, 19, 01:16 AM
Thanks Kat,  :D

Is that the battery in the computer or is there one in the screen also. ?
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Kat on Jul 25, 19, 10:02 AM
Just the big bugger. You MIGHT have a small CMOS battery, somewhere. If you have, you'll have to take things seriously apart, to get at that. Don't worry about that one.
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 25, 19, 11:57 PM
I had a look in my old computer when it died & saw a small battery the size of a watch battery, I thought they would have been at least half an inch wide.  ???
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Kat on Jul 26, 19, 09:22 AM
Yeah, that was a CMOS battery. It keeps the BIOS settings and the clock going. That's about all it does.
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 26, 19, 03:50 PM
I imagined that was what kept the clock going.  ;)
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Kat on Jul 26, 19, 05:30 PM
Back in the olden days, it used to be similar to the AAA batteries. God, that shows my age...
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 27, 19, 12:46 AM
I remember the olden days too.  ;D
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Baron on Jul 28, 19, 10:39 AM
I remember the olden days too.  ;D

Nah Yvonne, you are far too young.......... :blush: :flowers:

As for CMOS batteries, some motherboards made them a bit of a bugger to get at and change in my earlier years.
Designs have change a bit since then, so mine is dead easy to get at.
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Yvonne on Jul 29, 19, 01:06 AM
Nah Yvonne, you are far too young.......... :blush: :flowers:

As for CMOS batteries, some motherboards made them a bit of a bugger to get at and change in my earlier years.
Designs have change a bit since then, so mine is dead easy to get at.

Flattery will get you everywhere.   :D

Without having to pull everything apart would be easier.  ;)
Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Baron on Jul 29, 19, 10:59 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: ;D