MCE Black Screen in Live TV/Recorded Shows

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by bjung, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. bjung

    bjung Guest

    When viewing Live TV or watching a recorded show the screen stays completely
    black until the control bars fade off. When I move the mouse and the control
    bars reappears the screen goes black again. This wasn’t the case before. It
    is especially painful when I’m watching a recorded show and wish to fast
    forward through the commercials but I can’t tell where to stop because the
    screen is completely black.
    Thanks for the help!
    bjung, Dec 8, 2005
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  2. bjung

    pat Guest

    pat, Dec 9, 2005
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  3. bjung

    pat Guest

    I had a similar problem.

    Firstly check your mouse drivers are the latest and correct drivers.
    Secondly it could also be your video card, possibly overheating. I use a low
    profile case and my previous Nvidia card did not have a fan which eventually
    got too hot after a period of time and caused the MCE screen to go black.
    After much frustration and checking mouse drivers etc. I installed a
    different card (Radeon MCE compatible) which has a small cooling fan (very
    quiet) and low profile. Touch wood! I haven't experienced a black MCE screen

    Good luck,
    pat, Dec 9, 2005
  4. bjung

    bjung Guest

    I'll take a look at both areas. Thank you very much for your help.
    bjung, Dec 9, 2005
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