Monitor goes black

By Spiders
Apr 11, 2013
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  1. I am working on a Dell Latitude D610 laptop. The issue being the monitor would randomly go black during BIOS, it works fine with an external monitor, so I figured it was the inverter. I bought and replaced it, now it stays on longer but still goes black, unless I hold the button down that tells the laptop the screen is closed for a few seconds then release, after that it will either go black again, or stay on for indefinitely until a reboot then the problem repeats itself. Is this a monitor issue or a problem with the close button itself? Thanks for any help!
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Could it be an issue with the GPU do you think?
  3. Spiders

    Spiders TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    It is possible it could be a GPU issue, but I don't think the external monitor would work perfectly if it were the case.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    The video cable that goes from the LCD panel to the laptops motherboard is bad... It usually gets pinched by a top cover hinge over time
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  5. Spiders

    Spiders TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Good point Tmagic, I will give it a look.

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