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Laptop Screen shutting off

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by shak7, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. shak7

    shak7 Flightless Bird

    I have a Dell Inspiron 6000. I'm running windows XP. Today all of a
    sudden my screen shuts off during startup. I did alot of research to
    try to troubleshoot this but I'm not sure what exactly the problem is.
    I was able to connect an external monitor and use the Fn-F8 (CRT/LCD)
    switch so I can use that for now.

    During bootup I even to the bios menu. Even then after about 45sec my
    screen shuts off.

    When I use my external monitor I tried to switch back to the laptop
    screen (Fn-F8). The laptop screen would stay on for about 30-45sec then
    turn off.

    Is this a for sure hardware issue? Loose wire? Drivers?

    Thank You
     
  2. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Flightless Bird

    shak7 wrote:
    > I have a Dell Inspiron 6000. I'm running windows XP. Today all of a
    > sudden my screen shuts off during startup. I did alot of research to
    > try to troubleshoot this but I'm not sure what exactly the problem is.
    > I was able to connect an external monitor and use the Fn-F8 (CRT/LCD)
    > switch so I can use that for now.
    >
    > During bootup I even to the bios menu. Even then after about 45sec my
    > screen shuts off.
    >
    > When I use my external monitor I tried to switch back to the laptop
    > screen (Fn-F8). The laptop screen would stay on for about 30-45sec then
    > turn off.
    >
    > Is this a for sure hardware issue? Loose wire? Drivers?
    >
    > Thank You
    >
    >

    Heat damage in the high voltage invertor which feeds the light tubes.
    Try to have it serviced by a repairman, before the condition becomes
    permanent.
     
  3. Barry Watzman

    Barry Watzman Flightless Bird

    The most likely cause is a bad inverter in the lid of the laptop. This
    supplies high voltage (CAUTION: DANGEROUSLY high, possibly even lethal)
    to the fluorescent lamp inside the LCD panel. The lamp itself is also a
    possible cause. Replacing the inverter is usually RELATIVELY
    inexpensive and easy; the biggest problem is usually finding an exact
    replacement (normally, you have to get this from Dell, on E-Bay or from
    a Dell parts source).

    Other causes are possible but far less likely.


    shak7 wrote:
    > I have a Dell Inspiron 6000. I'm running windows XP. Today all of a
    > sudden my screen shuts off during startup. I did alot of research to
    > try to troubleshoot this but I'm not sure what exactly the problem is.
    > I was able to connect an external monitor and use the Fn-F8 (CRT/LCD)
    > switch so I can use that for now.
    >
    > During bootup I even to the bios menu. Even then after about 45sec my
    > screen shuts off.
    >
    > When I use my external monitor I tried to switch back to the laptop
    > screen (Fn-F8). The laptop screen would stay on for about 30-45sec then
    > turn off.
    >
    > Is this a for sure hardware issue? Loose wire? Drivers?
    >
    > Thank You
    >
    >
     
  4. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Flightless Bird

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs shak7 wrote:
    > I have a Dell Inspiron 6000. I'm running windows XP. Today all of a
    > sudden my screen shuts off during startup. I did alot of research to
    > try to troubleshoot this but I'm not sure what exactly the problem is.
    > I was able to connect an external monitor and use the Fn-F8 (CRT/LCD)
    > switch so I can use that for now.
    >
    > During bootup I even to the bios menu. Even then after about 45sec my
    > screen shuts off.
    >
    > When I use my external monitor I tried to switch back to the laptop
    > screen (Fn-F8). The laptop screen would stay on for about 30-45sec
    > then turn off.
    >
    > Is this a for sure hardware issue? Loose wire? Drivers?


    If you shine a bright flashlight onto the screen and check from different
    angles can you still see an image? If so it's likely as people are saying,
    backlight inverter going / gone bad or even backlight itself if there is an
    odd colour tinge before it turns off.
    --
    Shaun.

    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day...
     
  5. don

    don Flightless Bird

    "Barry Watzman" <WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:hmkrqi$v61$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >; the biggest problem is usually finding an exact replacement (normally,
    >you have to get this from Dell, on E-Bay or from a Dell parts source).
    >
    > Other causes are possible but far less likely.
    >


    I had the same problem with my Dell laptop, Called Dell and tried to get
    the inverter.......... Dell will not sell me or give me any information on
    this part............ they will however gladly sell me the screen for $400
    which comes with the inverter.......... isn't Dell Nice !

    So I found an inverter on Ebay for $10.......... lesson, Dell Sucks !
     

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