Black Screen of Death


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Black Screen of Death

A Windows 95 error that causes the computer to lock up, and the screen turns black. The solution is to reboot. See Blue Screen of Death and Red Ring of Death.
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Microsoft has not yet released an official statement as to the cause of the Black Screen of Death, which results in a totally black screen, only saying it is investigating the issue.
India, March 28 -- Things aren't looking too good for Nintendo, with several users on numerous forums reporting that their brand new 3DS portable consoles are suffering from repeated crashes, which they've christened the 'black screen of death.'
Seen above, the black screen of death is not as permanent as it sounds, rather, it is an error message containing instructions to restart the console.