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Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline

By leshanek
May 12, 2010
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  1. Hey!

    My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

    When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Hi

    backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

    If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.
     
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