Laptop (Inspiron 2200) will not start after various effects.

By AlexCull
Sep 18, 2007
  1. I am working on a Dell Inspiron 2200 and wondering if I could have some assistance.

    The owner of the laptop stated that they had an issue with the screen become fainter, to the point they could barely see the screen. This usually means a problem with the onboard video circuit.

    She then explained that the computer would not start after it became "The lightest the screen ever was."

    I am holding it right now, unable to start it. The power adapter is fine, but I not getting the same from the computer.

    I am looking for a possible answer, thanks in advance.

    -Alex Cull
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Have you tried plugging a Monitor into the VGA out?
  3. AlexCull

    AlexCull TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just to note, I have resolved the issue.

    I didn't think ahead, and I thought, "It could be the charger!"

    Sure enough, I hooked my multimeter up to it, and it's busted. Which also means the battery is just plain dead.

    The monitor issue, though, is another issue that I will resolve when I can nab' a working charger.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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