Help with Dell Inspiron 1100 screen problems

By christinef55
Aug 10, 2009
  1. My dell screen has turned white. I can hear windows booting in the background but unable to view on screen. Have tried an external monitor but get no visual display. Do anyone know what could be my problem?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    First off when you connect the external monitor do you press the relevant key combination to enable the monitor, on most laptops its the FN key (bottom row on the left) and then one of the "F" keys, on my acer its F5, on my other dell its F8.

    As for the white screen this maybe caused by the screen invertor failing or the screen itself failing, most invertors (inverters) can be bought for about fifteen pounds from ebay, screens however can cost upwards of £60.

    It could also be a loose connection and would require the stripping down of the laptop to get to the ribbon connector that joins the screen to the base unit.
  3. christinef55

    christinef55 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem solved

    It was not the invertor board. The plug behind the screen came out. Once I took off the screen I notice it hanging. Problem solved. Thanks.
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    glad to hear you got it sorted...
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