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Black Dell INspiron Screen

By kwool2004
Dec 8, 2007
  1. Hi....this is my first post on here so please be gentle........

    I have a Dell Inspiron 600m which I have been using for just over 2 years with virtually no problems....but about a week ago I was on a plane playing solitaire and my screen showed a few green, blue, and red squares and then went black. It sounded like it was still running, though. I turned it off and tried again a few minutes later, and it was still black but sometimes if I moved the screen back and forth I would get a brief view of my desktop. I hooked it up to an external monitor, and everything is working fine. I have spoken with several places, and I get different answers every time so I was hoping to gain some insight via this forum. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated, thanks so much for your time!!

    -Kristen!
     
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    Hi,

    I don`t know what answers you have received so far,

    but here is mine ;

    - the standby switch near the hinges is stuck/dirty or a cable connection is not making..

    Or

    - the power inverter (suppliies the backlight) is dying.


    Both are user fixable tasks,but you may want to have someone look at it.

    See HERE and HERE There are other guides,if those don`t suffice
     
  3. kwool2004

    kwool2004 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help, I will look into those options, I have a feeling it is the latter,though:(
     
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