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

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

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!

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

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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There are 3 verticle lines on the screen, green, yellow and pink. I down loaded the lastest drivers from dell and cleaned the fan.Any suggestions onwhat to do next?
 

A:faint lines on screen of Dell Inspiron 5160

Try plugging it into an external monitor to see if that works properly. (if you have a desktop computer, use that monitor)

A monitor should plug into most notebooks on the back or side somewhere, and you may have to do some keystroke or change a setting in the display options panel to enable that external output. But if you can get it to display on the external monitor without any trouble, that means your screen is probably bad.
 

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Hey all, new to the forum and hope you can help.

My laptop is about 4-5 years old and has been working fine. I pulled a bone headed move a while back and left the car window down and the computer got rained on. I dryed it as best I could and had my brother in law take it apart to check for moisture. He found none inside and powered it up. It worked fine for a couple of days. When I picked it up from him, I took it to work and powered it up. The power lights come on and you can hear it booting up. However, the screen is black. If you look very close, you can see the windows logo as it all boots up but it is very very dim, almost can't see it at all. Aside from the possible moisture problem, has any one experienced these symptoms? Any ideas are welcome as I really don't have the money to just buy a new one. My brother in law is a tv repair guy and could most likely make the repair if we just knew where to start.

I thank you in advance and hope to here from you soon.

Larry
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen problem

It's the Inverter board (which happens to be high voltage, and easily damaged hardware) behind the bezel of the screen. You will need to replace it.
 

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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?
 

A:Help with Dell Inspiron 1100 screen problems

Hi

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.
 

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I need to connect the hard drive for the dell inspiron 1100, to a usb port in order to save somethings for my friend. I don't know what kind of an enclosure I need for it. I have a ide one, but it dowsn't work. Any suggestions would be helpful. I have tried connecting it to another monitor with no luck there either.
Thanks,
 

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My friends inspiron 1100 crashed while she was working on it, and has now started to refuse to boot up. The power light comes on, and stays lit for a few seconds, then it shuts off. Nothing ever comes onscreen, and its plugged into the outlet. Any ideas as to how to fix it, or what happened?

- Nate
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 not booting up

If you can, try the parts such as memory and cpu in another known-good box.
This way you can rule out certain parts, leading you to the source of the problem eventualy.
 

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Hi,

I've been working on a dell inspiron 1525 today and cant figure what is causing this problem.

The laptop boots, displays the post screen, and then the screen goes black.
You can boot into BIOS,
You can boot into the Boot menu.

You cannot boot into safe mode, the f8 key does nothing,
when using the boot menu, u can't boot into a windows disc to reload the operating system, it just goes black.
I did however manage to boot into a linux cd i have and run a HDD test (what passed) and a memory test (what also passed).

It does exactly the same on an external monitor aswell so I am lost with this one.

Any ideas would be appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?

Which OS is on the computer?

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I cannot get to my desktop as this black screen is preventing me to do so.

It doesn't even give me enough time to log in!
It happened once before but it magically started to work the other time.
This never happened when I was still using the stock 640GB HDD that the laptop came with. So maybe I'm thinking it's because of my SSD having problems?

Fortunately, I can still get to Safe Mode and it says I got a BSOD and here's some details that it showed:

BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800170F5D6

I went to Event Viewer and took a look on what made my computer mess up and it says that winlogon.exe and Explorer. initiated the restart of my computer and said there was no reason for it.

A:Black Screen appears 2 secs after Logon Screen shown

This will probably be moved to http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/.

Follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with more information to better assist you.

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I have a Dell PC that is not booting into windows and you can't even see the Bios screen. It is just a black screen on boot. I tried another hard drive in the computer, but the same result happened. Tried the H.D from the faulty computer in another PC and it wouldn't boot up either. Unsure of what to do or what could be the problem. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Dell PC not booting, black screen

What are the system particulars? Desktop, laptop, manufactuerer, model...

If there are any beeps when you power up (or zero beeps), describe them as best you can:

Zero beeps
One short
One short, one long
Two shorts
.
.
.

Since you know how to unhook the HDD, if it is not plugged in at all and you power up, do you hear or see anything encouraging or complaints from the system?

Does your monitor power indicator look normal?

What do you think happened to the system since the last time it booted properly? New RAM, video card, devices, - anything that plugs in, etc.

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Hello,
Since Some days I have begun to notice around one inch broad faint strips on sides of the screen of Dell Inspiron 13 7000 and that is annoying. I also performed LCD BIST, but it is still there. May I know what to do with it.
Regards,
Javaid

A:Faint edges in screen of Inspiron 13 7000

If it shows on the self test, it's a hardware problem and the screen will need to be replaced.

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Hello,

I have a problem with my new laptop and it happens only sometimes. It is around 1 month old and it had this problem from the beginning . The laptop is a DELL INSPIRON 3552
1. DELL LOGO appears
2. Screen backlight is ok
3. Windows won't start ( window's logo doesn't appear ) and if i plug an external mouse the cursor is on the black screen.
If I shut down the laptop from the power button and the start it again it works. It's very random. Once I had to restart the laptop for 3 times before the windows started.
Any ideas ? 

A:DELL Inspiron Windows screen black after DELL logo

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
As we understand that the system doesnt not boot and just goes up to the Dell logo and after multiple restarts the system works fine.
In that case ,Can you boot the system into " Safe mode " and check if the same happens..You can also perform a system restore and also check for updates pending .
Thanks
Robin

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I have a Inspiron 1501 (with Linux Mint 17) I used as secondary computer the last 4 years through college, whenever I was watching TV or movie or editing on my iMac I would use it. It ran great up until today, when I turn it on the screen is just black. The computer turns on - the round power light is on, the light above the keyboard flash twice, and it sounds like the fan is running and the bottom is slightly warm. I have used 2 AC adapters (mine and one from a friend who knows theirs works) and nothing (the light that signals power from the AC adapter is also on).
The only thing I've done to it is to replace the battery 2 years ago. 
Any suggestions?

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can you boot into safe mode possibly?
 

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Hi, I have a dell Inspiron. Recently, when I turned it on the screen was completely black. Also, the fan isn't running. Am I able to fix it myself? How much would it cost to get someone to fix it?

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Hi AND EH,
What is the exact system model? Does the system power on and stay on or does it go off automatically? Do you see any leds come on and stay on when you press the power button?
Try using a flash light and check if any dim display in visible.
Run the LCD bist - Turn off the system and press and hold the "D" key + power button to turn on the system and it should run the LCD built in self test - see this link for more info - http://dell.to/1SkXNrG
While running the lcd test and the diags - swivel the lcd back and forth and see if the display comes on.
Also, try the onboard diags - press and hold the fn key + power button to turn on the system and it should initiate the diagnostics - check if any beeps are heard. This will help isolate the source of the issue.
Connect an external monitor and check if the display is seen.
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My computer is running windows 8 and after I boot up I log in and instead of my desktop it takes me to a black screen but I can still see the cursor please help me
 

A:Dell Inspiron black screen

I'm wondering why you posted this in the General Security forum. Do you suspect malware?
 

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I am running windows 8on a dell Inspiron and after it boots up I log in and instead of my desktop.....a black screen appears but I can see my cursor please help
 

A:Dell Inspiron black screen

closing duplicate, your other post is at https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-inspiron-black-screen.1153859/. Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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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!
 

A:Black Dell INspiron Screen

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
 

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I searched on the Internet to see what the problem is, and believe that we are dealing with a 'Black Screen of Death'?

Anyone able to tell me whats wrong or have any suggestions as to what we can do to resolve the issue?

A:Faint Black Screen On Boot Up?

hello
will the laptop boot into safe mode?
start the computer and start tapping the f8 key. If yes try system restore.

start > all programs > accessories > system tools > system restore > pick a date before problems started...good luck

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My Dell Laptop was given to a technician to change the screen frame as it was broken.
 
The hard disk was removed to copy some urgently required files for office.
 
I connected the hard disk to hp laptop, copied the files, chose the Hide option of Pictures folder in hard disk inorder to hide the Pictures folder, and gave back the hard disk to the technician to fix it.
 
After fixing it, he told the Windows is corrupted. I got the laptop back to check it.
 
After booting, it goes to a black screen. I tried in safe mode also. It still goes to a black screen.
 
Startup repair runs for a while and it again goes to a black screen with cursor.
 
Kindly reply me, if you have any solution.

A:DELL Laptop after booting goes to black screen

Are you saying...that an IT point of contact...gave you back a system that isn't working properly?  Take it back to the IT department, they are responsible for any "solutions" to said property.
 
Louis

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I just installed my new 7950, and upon installing the drivers then rebooting back to windows I found that although my screen resolution is listed at 1080p, either my screen or my graphics card isnt doing this properly because I have a black outline, about 2cm thick, all around my screen where the screen isnt displaying anything. Any suggestions? On the nvidia control panel I could stretch/move the screen size to my likings, is this possible with catalyst?

Thanks

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Ok First off I think you are Using a ATI Radeon card

Also if you installed Nvidia drivers on a ATI device GOD help you it even came on

Can you please do us all a favor and post screen shots of the card box and write down what drivers you installed

This would really help because the way i am reading this you are using a ATI card but you installed Nvidia drivers

7000 series card from Nvidia is Dinasour now

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Hoping someone can help me here. I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537 with a weird hardware fault. The hinge on this laptop had split the video cable which has been replaced, at the same time I also replaced the LED display, the screen now works fine with one issue in that the screen will go completely black/dim/no backlight if the brightness is set to anything less than 100%. This happens in the BIOS, Diagnostic screen, and OS. My question is, does anyone know why this would be happening? 
Thanks in advance!

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Hey i got a problem, my roomates Dell Inspiron 600m got all screwy. I don't know why, but the screen wont turn on, the computer loads up, and you can hear it, but you see nothing. Anyone have any advice?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 600m black screen?

Is the screen's power light coming on to show that power is available? If not then either there is no power getting to the screen, or the screen is dead (as in failed in the circuitry)

If power is getting to it, then there is the possibility that the video card in the PC has failed.

Most likely is that there is a cable unplugged or poorly plugged.
 

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Can you get to a visible display inside the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup)?

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I had a similar problem with my Ispiron 1545. I disabled sleep mode under power options in control panel.
 

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my laptop suddenly become black but lcd light it on.... i'm also hear sound the windows boot normally but no image/video at all.... i tried to connect another monitor still no image/video just appear error massage 'Out Of Range' then i try another monitor also error massage ' please adjust refresh rate '... so actually what problem here my monitor or gpu??

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Originally Posted by dextrozine


my laptop suddenly become black but lcd light it on.... i'm also hear sound the windows boot normally but no image/video at all.... i tried to connect another monitor still no image/video just appear error massage 'Out Of Range' then i try another monitor also error massage ' please adjust refresh rate '... so actually what problem here my monitor or gpu??




Hi and welcome

You need to boot into safe mode (F8) once there adjust your monitot to a lower resolution and refresh rate

Let us know if that doesnt help
Ken

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My Dell Inspiron 24 all in one will not turn on. I just get a black screen. Power light is white. If I hit the volume buttons  it then cycles through red blue green.  It was working fine yesterday.

A:Dell Inspiron 24 all-in-one gets Black Screen when trying to turn on

Is this an Inspiron 24-5459 AIO?
I don't see any "volume" buttons on the setup diagram for the 5459.  Have you tried pressing the Screen-off button which is right above the Power button?   The 2 buttons above the Screen-off button are the brightness controls.
You can try powering off and unplugging the power cord from the rear of PC and from the wall. Then press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Reconnect the power cord to rear of PC and then to the wall and see what happens when you boot now...
And if this system is under warranty, you may need to contact Dell Tech Support.

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I spent a few hours last night searching this, as well as other forums and I just couldn't find the answer to my questions. I hate to be redundant, but I really need some advice.

Heres the skinny:

I have a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7 that is roughly a year and a half old (out of warranty). Last night, while using it, a bunch of error messages popped up (looked a lot like the kind of pop-ups associated with malware/viruses I've seen in the past), and before I could read them, my computer shut down. Upon restarting my computer, it went to the Dell splash screen and then went to a blank black screen (backlit). I've tried a number of things that I've read about on other forums, to no avail! I tried pulling the battery, holding the power button for 30-60 seconds and then restarting - nothing. I tried starting in safe mode, but pressing F8 doesn't work. The only buttons that seem to work are F2 and F12. I ran the Pre-boot System Assessment" and everything passes normally. I took the bottom cover off and pulled both my HDD and RAm and reinstalled them to make sure they were seated correctly - nothing. I plugged in another monitor to see if it was just the screen and the other monitor showed the same black screen.

1. What is my next move? Any suggestions would be helpful.
2. As I have a lot of files on my laptop that I would hate to lose, I plan on hooking up the HDD from my laptop to my desktop. If I have the HDD from my laptop hooked up in this ... Read more

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Well taken care of... can someone please tell me why my screen won't turn on????I can hook it up to a monitor and my laptop will work but not with out and I haven't doneven anything wrong and I spent lots of money for this computer
 

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Was Given a computer and asked to wipe out hard drive so he can give his old laptop to his mother

Put in windows 7 CD and tried to do factory reset from control panel

when the system reset for the first time i got an error saying it cannot boot press ctrl-alt delete to restart

did that and went to bios changed boot to CD first with windows 7 CD in( iso burned from windows website)

now it gets passed the windows login icon and just goes to a black screen with the cursor

no matter what i do in the F8 screen system restore safe mode etc. it still brings me to the same screen

just trying to get a factory restore of windows 7 and i am at a loss

A:Black Screen on Dell Inspiron 1545

Hi try this Startup Repair - Windows 7 Help Forums and post back with the result

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just a few hours ago, a small pot of water spilled directly to my old-ish laptop, and it shut down instantly. I unscrewed the bottom and propped up a fan next to the exposed inside, and now the computer turns on again!
However, the screen does not. Whenever I turn it back off, it does so instantly. The same exactly thing happened to this poor laptop 3 years ago, when a quarter-cup of soda entered through the keyboard. Last summer, it worked again!
But, not as much liquid entered the laptop, so I`m sure the damage isn`t as severe. Plus, the computer still turns on, so I`m not completely hopeless.

I don`t want to spend a bunch of money sending it to GeekSquad or Dell, or wait a long time so it can dry off or whatever. Can anybody tell me what to do to get the monitor working again?

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Hello I was wondering about a black screen on a dell inspiron 2205. I power it on and I got a black screen. There are no amber lights. Also I can hear it running. what should I do?
 

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. Hello. I have an issue with my Dell Computer not showing anything on start up. When I power the computer on the Dell logo shows up but then the screen goes black and nothing happens. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720. Someone please help. I am not much of a tech guy and I need this laptop to do my work. Thanks!
 

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I have read all the posts and ordered a new inverter. It was actually very easy to change the inverter, but alas. After changing the inverter the screen still goes 'black' after a few minutes. It actually goes very very dim. I can barely see the outline of things on the screen. So, if the inverter was not the problem, what is the next thing I can try?
 

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im having laptops issues and i woke up this morning and my laptop was still on overnight and i see a black screen and it says

"windowns could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl. exe.

please re install a copy of the above file above."


i have a dell inspiron e1505

its a pretty commun laptop and i got 1 problem. i dont have any discs or windows disks or even reboot discs. i hope there is a way we can resolve this problem without disks.


thanks alot community!
 

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My Computer starts up well. I can hear the start up tone. If I hold up against light, I can see the desktop faintly.
But the screen is black. What should I do?
 

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Hey,

I have a Dell Inspirion 1525.
Somehow, I have messed up the video settings I think.
If I hit media direct everything is fine, I can play a dvd no problem.
BUT, I can no longer get into Vista, I only get a black screen. The cursor is there and I can move it but the screen is totally black.

I called Dell and surprise, it's not hardware, it's software and I have to pay $$$ for them to help, and according to the tech, he may have to restore it, which I can do myself for free.

I have searched several forums, I found some people who fixed the issue by removing the battery and powering it up that way for a couple of seconds but that didn't work for me.

I also tried the suggestion of hooking it up to an external monitor but since I can't access anything I had no way of initiating the second monitor.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
Juanita

ps, haven't been here in a while, love the new look
 

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Hi all
Initially launching windows result in error message ,"NTLDR is missing" as The recovery repair feature couldn't help, we opted for more radical solution nd rebuilt the bootloader using the prompt command from scratch. Now when rebooting screen start loading nd then go blank with cursor..when I press the Dell media command "MD PARTITION MISSING" comes up...
I m trying to avoid reinstalling vista nd loosing my personal files so any advice to help reboot my laptop or somehow safeguard my files would be very much appreciated.
Thanks
B

A:dell inspiron 1720 with black screen

Welcome
Reading your post indicates that your primary concern is your files. Back them up with Ubuntu. If you cannot install Ubuntu it probably means that you have hardware problems. The only way to safeguard your stuff would be to remove the Hard Drive and put in another computer.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
Anything done to fix a Black Screen may cause loss of your documents. Lets save your stuff, first.

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Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to view this post. I am working on a laptop for a friend to try and fix the black screen. I am trying to determine if the hard drive needs to be replace. There was an Error 0x80070057 and wouldn't let me get into safe mode or anything else.

So, first I made a bootable usb which got me to the partition format section. But it wouldn't complete after following microsoft's instructions. That didn't work cause now there are no disks showing. Then I went into CMD and listed the disk's #2 had no media, Ok so I selected it to clean, which gave me "Virtual Disk Service error:There is no media in the device" then I tired to create a partition primary which gave me "No usable free extent could be found...." Now I am stuck thinking it may need a new hard drive. What do you think?

Side note: I am not doing this for profit ftr. also I didn't go straight to the forum, I tired to do as much research as possible before coming here.

Specs
Windows 7 64 bit home prem
Dell Inspiron N5040

I really appreciate any helpful information. Thank you very much for your time

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I have a problem on my dell laptop with screen. When I connect hdmi cable i see my desktop and everything is fine,when I disconect cable,screen is black. I didn't use my lal top maybe a month at all,and it was connected with my tv on hdmi cable,I leave it like that,amd I remember that i messed up some settings about that,but I don't remember what I change,since that dipley doesnt work by itself,only when it is connected on other display,like tv or external monitor. I can't go to bios,can't install new windows,can't do resset or system restore,I turn it off when I install windows. Can somebody help solve this problem. I try some settings,but it doesn't work,and I don't know what to do it is totally black screen.

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Within the last day my screen will go completely black... not like when it is turned off, but a completely deep black. No cursor, nothing. Is this a virus I have??? It's a DELL Inspiron 8600 with Win XP Pro. It did it the first time while on Facebook. So I shut it off and tried again. Second time it did it on Facebook again, third time, on desktop screen, fourth was at start-up. I booted in f 2 and went to diagnostics and it went black as soon as page popped up withCPU or whatever and then proceeded to do a series of 3 beeps at different intervals. After listening to that horrid sound for about 3 minutes, I shut if off !!! lol Turned on and again did f 2 and started in first option (can't recall exact name) of internal HD ??? and this is how I ended up here . Still on and going, but for how long? No clue. Am wondering if this is a virus I have or is my laptop really about to bite the dust? Currently running a full scan on Malwarebytes. Thanks for any help offered !!!!
 

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My screen suddenly went very dark, though I am able to faintly see the HP logo at startup. I've tried plugging it into an external monitor, yet I get nothing. I have now replaced both the backlight and the inverter, yet there is no improvement. Is it possible that I have a software or driver problem? I can see (with a flashlight on the screen), that during the startup process a screen comes up that says something about startup repair. Any ideas??
 

A:Pavilion G60 black/faint screen issue

When you plug into an external monitor, are you remembering the key- combination required to set to external monitor that is on your keyboard?

Laptops do not automatically enable a remote display, you must tell it its there.

Also if you have a removeable video card, the card itself may have died, but it sounds to me like the tube or inverter is either wired backwards, or not getting good power. Do you have brightness/darkness key on your keyboard? Usually looks like a circle, half is black, half is white.
 

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After installing windows 10 my screen is either black or very faint and unreadable, but I use a remote monitor without difficulty.

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so my dell n5040 boots with black screen.i can boot with dvd,*** it wont boot with normal boot.tried f8=last known good configuration WITH NO LUCK..Ihavent done reformat or reinstalled windows yet..i cant do online diagnostics,cuse windows wont boot.i guess my hdd failed or soon to be fail..
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hello my laptop was working perfectly for 5  years ( n7110 )  , yesterday i shut it off normally but when in the morning i booted it up , i had those 2 beeps and the fan was accelerating and the screen was black , couldnt enter any command .. help please 

A:dell n7110 black screen 2 beeps while booting up

This means no memory detected.  Unplug the system, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules.  Try powering up again.  If you still get nothing, try one module at a time in each socket until you isolate the bad module, bad socket -- or if that produces no results, two bad sockets.  Then replace the faulty part (the modiule if one is faulty, or the mainboard if neither module works in one or both sockets).

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Since I purchased this laptop under two years ago I've had so many problems with it I've lost count.  It regularly gets bricked after Windows forced updates, most recently a few days ago.  I tried reinstalling Windows and managed it a couple of times but after a while the screen just goes black. The most recent time, the screen went black during re-installation so I now can't even finish the installation (and you can't do this in Safe Mode).  I know Windows is still trying to install as I can hear Cortana trying to set up.  But now I can't see anything in order to finish the installation so I'm stuck, unable to do anything.  I have no external monitor I can use but in any case, if this is a hardware issue, this is not a fix.
I've run diagnostics via F12 a few times and it shows no hardware issues but who knows, it could be.  Since I bought this, Dell have replaced almost all the hardware inc. motherboard and SSD. I'm not sure what else but I noticed today in BIOS in the log dated May 2016 (one of the times it was 'repaired') that it states, "...primary battery is not identifiable...". 
Before the black screen issue there were wifi problems too, none of the available network-related drivers worked.  
I am well out of my warranty now and close to buying a Mac but if anyone knows the cause of this black screen and can help, please let me know!  When this laptop works, it's ama... Read more

A:Dell XPS 13 9350 - booting into Windows but black screen

It could very well be that you have a "lemon". Just like with cars.
It seems that you have tried every way to fix it and cannot.
I would not put any more money into it.
Chalk it up as a lesson learned.
Your experience is precisely why I tell people with new Dells that do not work right to return it.
Do not try to fix it.
30 days for a full refund.

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Hi all. Looking for some fresh ideas about my Dell Inspiron 1545.

This is the story so far.

Screen was black, (could dimly make out the background) so fitted new inverter. Still the same.

Tested LCD on another Dell. Worked perfectly.

Fitted new video cable. Still the same.

Worked on external monitor. No problems.

So... after trying all the above I found a reasonably good value replacement motherboard. Bought and fitted.

Now the laptop is working fine, (I am using it now) but... on start up only when I turn it on for the first time in the morning the screen (as it did this morning) flicks off, goes black, and I hear it click, and it goes into hibernation? I can also make out the Dell logo faintly....so I wait, till it is properly hibernated, start up again, and it then works fine. Last night I used the whole evening no problems at all, rebooted, restarted several times, no issue..... Very odd.

I have checked settings in power options, all good.

Anyone got any suggestions?

I have read somewhere that it could be the CCFL backlight bulb, and if it is, I'm going to kick myself after spending all this money on it, but not so sure that is a simple or cheap fix. Still, I have the old motherboard, so.....
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Black Screen issues....

Moved the thread, as it seems more hardware than Windows 7 issue.
 

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