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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!

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?
 

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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.

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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 lots of problems since its old and over used, but recently it used to close itself then when i close it and reopen after a while it give me message that it was over heated but opens fine after i skip it, i think its not a heat problem cause sometimes it close after a while.anyway today when i was using it i noticed the light getting darker than normal in seconds then suddenly screen turned black i tried to close it and reopen i see dell start screen and low beep then screen turn black but its still working and i can hear it open normally just screen black.i tried to take off battery, AC chord and pressing power button for a while but didnt work same thing happens though the screen sometimes give red light.i tried to work with AC chord or battery only still not working.i tried to connect my laptop to another screen but it doesnt connect i dont know if it needs options first or no but with black screen i cant see everything to download program if i need.well i dont know whats wrong all happens dell start screen low current beep then open normally but with black screen.a note if it helps, my screen side cover broken did that cause problem or it doesnt matter?EDIT:i tried to open it again its fine but screen black i can barely see shadow of everything, i think something happened from cover damage or is it something else?message edited by mamera

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Best first step would be to beg or borrow a monitor and plug it in as an external. That would tell you if you have a monitor fault or not.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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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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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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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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A:Dell Inspiron Black screen

can you boot into safe mode possibly?
 

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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, 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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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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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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A:Dell Inspiron Black screen upon reopening?

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

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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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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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Have you tried running an external monitor? Is it normal or does it go dim too?
 

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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Welcome!On my inspiron 1521, when the power is on only a black screen (do not even get to the BIOS), the fan is operating but none of the signaling LED lamps do not light up. I've tried removing the WLAN Card, CMOS battery, RAM. Unless you remove both RAM, flash me right and medium-sized LED flashlight, while left off.Please advise what could be wrong?P.S. This occurred after I did pasword recovery in the User Account, then I could do some work with the admin account, and since then it happens.

Best regards,
Joze

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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

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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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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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My friend has a Dell Inspiron 1501 that works fine on Battery Pwr but when you plug in the AC charger to run it, the screen goes black with no warning. Unplugging the AC pwr does not return the screen. He must reboot the computer to get it back up. Any ideas on what could be causing? We have checked all the power settings and sleep settings and everything seems to be fine. Help!
 

A:Black screen on Dell Inspiron 1501 on AC Power

Try another AC adapter
 

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My Dell 1720 Laptop (Vista) had the following error:
The file header checksum does not match the computer checksum

I tried to restore to factory settings F11 but the laptop wouldn't let me.

Tried to restore from Dells disk but the computer wouldn't load the restore disk.

Now the computer on startup has a black screen and will not boot up. None of the F keys will work. Keyboard was working fine until this error.

I decided to purchase a new hard drive. Installed the new drive and the computer is doing the same thing.

Any ideas?

A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Black Screen Will Not Boot

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

2) What do you mean the "laptop wouldn't let you" restore to factory settings?

3) What do you mean it "wouldn't load the restore disk"?

4) You replaced the drive and now have a blank hd in the system?

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I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, but I almost sure it is not hardware related.

Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, Pentium M, 1.5 Ghz, 60g HDD, 1024MB DDr2 SDRAM, ATI Mobility Radeon x300

I can boot into SET-UP and all works fine,

Booting up in normal mode, it makes it past POST and the XP Splash screen, then just goes black. I can move the curser around and that is it.
Same thing is Safe Mode, but I can see the "Safe Mode" borders in the corners and up top.

I hooked an external monitor to it and get the same results on it.

I went into boot menu and chose diagnostics, and all passed, even the inverter. Was able to see all colors during the diag and as well on the Dell Drivers and Diagnostics CD I'm running right now.

I found some similar problems by Googling, but most said they didn't even make it to the splash screen, or it works in safe mode, but not normal mode, so nothing that has a clear resolve of what I have here.

Thanks, Terry

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Update...
While running the Dell Drivers and Diagnostic Cd, during the the seek test on the hard drive, as it was almost done, I got a "Exception occurred in MODULE DISK.MDM! Warning: Error reading File! Press any key to abort" So I pressed a key and it rebooted, but now says the computer is missing the HDD. I went in Setup and Device Info/Primary Hard Drive, it says {none}, where as before it showed the 60G HDD.

I would not have thought a hard drive would have caused the first problem, or else it wouldn't have booted from the get go. Right?

Any ideas out there? Are the two issues one and the same? I would like to find out before I replace the HDD just to find out it still won't boot properly.

Thanks again for any help!

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I have a dell inspiron laptop 8000 model no, pp01x.
When I turn on my computer;the Dell sign comes on but the screen goes blank.
When I hold a flashlgiht to the screen, I can see the screen.
nothing loads and when my options appear(safe mode, last configuration, or regular mode) nothing happens if I press anyone of them. It just keeps restarting.
 

A:dell inspiron 8000 black screen/no boot

u can try connecting an external monitor from a desktop if u have one or borrow one and see if that monitor shows anything without problems.it sounds to me that your monitor on the laptop has gone bad.. the led modules that light it up have gone bad or your video card might be bad.it could also be that the motherboard or hard drive is failing.usually if just the monitor is bad it should load up with no problems.hope this helps u.
 

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On start-up, I get the Dell screen, followed by options for the F-2 and F-12 buttons. I then get a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner.

I tried removing the battery and pressing the power button for 40 seconds, no luck. Starting in Safe Mode is not possible either.

I got some CD's from Dell. One is for the Dell OS, and the other is for Drivers and Utilities.

My main concern is saving whatever files, documents and photos I can. Any idead if that's possible?

Thank you

A:The Dreaded Black Screen -- Dell Inspiron N7010

You could try following the steps within this tutorial:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If all the steps fail then, I would create a new Windows 7 Installation DVD using a different computer, and then perform a clean install without all the Dell bloatware;

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,

Harry

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with Windows XP installed. I have the laptop since April 2007.
Yeasterday I left the laptop in stand-by for about 1 hour, when I got back the screen was black and could not be revived in any mode.
I have switched off the PC by pressing the power button until power went off.

When I try to start the laptop the Dell logo would come on with a weird pattern of green dots in the back ground, then the usual XP logo would come on, still green dot pattern all over the screen and then the screen would go blank.

I have ran all the available system diagnostics for Memory, Harddisk and system componenents at start-up and they all passed. In addition the laptops power sources are working well.

Then I have run the genuine Dell-XP CD Rom and run the 'Repair Installation' option.
This would run normally and even the screen was normal until after the first Boot request. Then rebootet the PC and configuration would go on for about 10 minutes ... then the screen just blanks out again.

Please help ... I need some fresh ideas on what else I could do.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9400 - Black screen after boot

you got it in April, 2007? is less then a year. don;'t u still have Dell support and/or warranty coverage to try? (though, granted, dell support can be its own problem sometimes) ,
 

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well for some reason when my son starts his laptop-we see the dell logo then windows starts with the scrolly thing under it but then it goes black and we can see the mouse arrow and can move it but nothing.
I have tried safe mode but just shows safe mode in the bottom corners and nothing happens...and suggestions please!

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely

Kel
 

A:Dell Inspiron E1505 (Silver) keeps going to black screen

Typical of a failed hard drive... or a damaged video cable. What is service tag, and age of comp;uter.
 

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Hi,

I lost my tool bar's off Internet explorer to to rectify this I thought I should do a restore to about a month and a half ago when the laptop was running fine. Now when I turn it on I'm getting a black screen with curser but no way of logging in etc. The cd rom is working so I popped the windows vista reinstallation disc in but have no way of making it run. No keys seam to be working apart from the on/off. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:Black screen dell inspiron 1525 after restore

There could be many reasons for your issue, but maybe the system restore didn't complete successfully...
1.) Did you turn off your antivirus software prior to starting the restore?)

2.) Did you actually need to do a system restore to get the toolbar back on Internet Explorer?

3.) Have you tried using Startup Repair? (link below)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Startup-Repair-frequently-asked-questions

 

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Hi! I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with vista preinstalled. I went to power it up today, only to find it has a completely black screen. *No cursor. I have searched forum after forum with similiar issues, but none the same, and i have tried the quick fixes people have recommended to no avail. I power it up, Everything works power light on, i can hear the hd, but screen is completely black. I plugged it into an external monitor, and that is blank as well... Is this a backlight issue? Its not dim, it is black. nothing at all. I tried removing the battery, holding power, and putting it back in, nothing. I inserted vista repair disc... black screen. Regardless of if i am able to fix this issue, i absolutely need the files i have on this laptop.

A:Black screen! no cursor. Dell inspiron 1525

Hi and welcome to TSF if you can get no output to the external monitor that points to the graphics,if the graphics where ok then you should get some thing on the external screen but before we give up you might need try the Fn and Fkeys ie F6 and see if it switches to the external

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Hello,
I am having issues with my Dell 5547 laptop. There is a roughly 1cm border all around the screen which wasn't there before and I noticed it now as my taskbar is adjusted 1cm up but when I put google chrome in full screen it sort of chops the top bar down a bit.
I noticed through google searches other people have had similar issues with Dell laptops however I can't seem to find a solution because every time I try to turn off the "maintain display scaling" it won't let me turn it off. 

A:Dell Inspiron 5547 Black Border around screen

The product in the product video has the same black border.It can not be "'fixed''Some of the photos do not seem to have this which is pretty poor form, but the screen size and resolution are as promised.Personally, I would've liked a smaller laptop overall, but if it had to be this size, then I would rather small bezels and a black border, than big slabs of plastic on all sides. It makes it look better when its off and I don't notice it that much.I've also heard people say that this is to do with the touch functionality?? Maybe it gives you a better ability to swipe in from the sides... I don't know.Still, there is nothing wrong with your laptop. If this is a deal breaker for you, you might have a decent argument under consumer laws to get a refund. They really can't show pictures that cover this up and make the screen seem bigger than it is. But the video was there, and the specs are all honest. 

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I have a 2 1/2 yr old Dell Inspiron 1000. The battery is kaput and has been for a long time. always run off a power cord. now the laptop will not boot up (?). there are small green LED lights...two on the front, 4 in the back. they do come on when i turn on the power switch...at least some of them. I heard the hard drive spinning and the fan coming on...just like it would boot up normally, but then nothing. everything stops....then screen never comes on and its sits there...with a couple LED lights on, but nothing. like its in stand-by. This happened to me a year ago and i found a forum somewhere where everyone was having the same problem. they took the computer apart, removed something, then put it all back together and it worked. i just can't remember where i saw it at or what forum. this seems to be a fairly common problem with the Dells. If anyone can help me out here, i'd appreciate it. i just bought a new laptop and the same day the Dell crapped out before i could transfer all my information to my new laptop.

Thanks in advance.

Brian
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A:Dell Inspiron 1000 will run but screen remains black.

Sounds like maybe the screen has gone out. Have you got a regular monitor that you could hook up to it to check this for sure?
 

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Dell Inspiron 24 3455 only has a black screen when I turn it on. No sound, no curser and solid amber light. The graphics test button works.  I have no clue what to do now.

A:Dell Inspiron 24 3455 black screen on boot

The rear has an HDMI out port. Connect it to an external monitor via an HDMI to HDMI cable. Then, press the Input source selection button above the power button and choose HDMI out. Does the image appear on the external monitor?

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Hello,I am having issues with my Dell 5547 laptop. There is a roughly 1cm border all around the screen which wasn't there before and I noticed it now as my taskbar is adjusted 1cm up but when I put google chrome in full screen it sort of chops the top bar down a bit.
I noticed through google searches other people have had similar issues with Dell laptops however I can't seem to find a solution because every time I try to turn off the "maintain display scaling" it won't let me turn it off.

A:Dell Inspiron 5547 Black Border around screen

Dell Inspiron 5547 Black Border around screen - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

Did what their "support" told me to do.. not helpful at all

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Alright, my friends laptop is a Dell Inspiron about 3 years old and she said she received a blue screen with error codes, it then restarted and started to load and then it froze during the process.

after that they couldnt get it to turn on, the laptop itself would turn BUT the screen wouldnt.

after a couple hours they managed to turn it on, but it froze again

also the laptop has had issues with the battery/charger

it wont function unless the charger adapter it plugged into an outlet.

if not the screen will go into a dark haze then it would shut off.

maybe this has to deal with it or not, im not sure...

so i tried to put in my windows operating cd, to repair it, but the screen is still black when i insert it. i can here it loaded but i see nothing...




much appreciated

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop Screen Display is BLACK!

Does it work with an external monitor?

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Hi! I have Dell Inspiron 15-3521 and I am using it for atleast three years. This one is bought in Abu Dhabi, UAE and was used by my sister for about a year or two then she shipped it here in the Philippines because I needed it. It has Windows 8.1 when it arrived here. The problem occured yesterday. It was perfectly running when i used it when i got home from school but Chrome was annoyingly kept on not responding. I refreshed the desktop before I reloaded Chrome when I noticed that the desktop icons were not showing up. I shrugged it off thinking my laptop is just being slow. Still annoyed on Chrome, I decided to turn my laptop off and took a nap. Note that I didnt plugged it off. After 3 hours of nap, I turned it on and it actually booted but a black screen. I turned it off and on again for about three times but still a black screen. I tried to turn it on inserting its battery then it showed the Recovery page of Windows saying that Windows didn't load correctly. I turned it off again then plugged it again without its battery. It showed the same page then I asked a friend on what should I do. He told me to try opening it on safe mode. I did but it showed that automatic repair couldn't repair my pc. I did a second attempt to enter safe mode. After about 20 minutes, it booted on safe mode. I then decided that I will just reset it so I back up important files on my USB flashdrive. I tried to reset it but only the drive on which Windows is installed. It worked but after r... Read more

A:Dell inspiron 15-3521 black screen after reset

I'd suggest you run Diagnostic tool to check for any hardware issue that might be causing the black screen on your computer.
1. Turn off your computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F12 key continuously. You should see the Diagnostic tab, please click it. After the quick tests has completed then I suggest you run 'Thorough' test mode on hard drive. Reports back any error code.
www.youtube.com/watch

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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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Hi, I have had my Dell for just under three years and never had a problem. I upgraded to Windows 10 last night and it worked fine the following morning but then unexpectedly the laptop had turned itself off. Now, if I press the power button, the screen does not do anything and after about five seconds there are three beeps, which then reoccur.I have investigated and found that this model has not been tested, however Microsoft failed to mention that when telling me my specifications were fine for an upgrade.I am wondering whether I can do anything cheap which will both save my laptop and all my work :(. I have already tried physically checking my RAM and reinstalling windows 8 to no avail.
Any help is much appreciated.
Cheers community

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 nothing but black screen and three beeps

Does this system has nVidia video theres been some issues with nVidia display adapters. See here:
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19645191
Your issue seems similar.

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Hi

My Dell Inspiron 1525 crashed two months ago, the screen completely froze so I had to power down from the power button as the screen was completely frozen. I then couldn't get back in, I got as far as a black screen with cursor, Windows Vista would not re-load or go in to systems recovery. I had to call Dell and they charged me 60 to go through a clean install of Vista which wiped all my files. Now two months later the same problem has occurred, I wondered if anyone could shed any knowledge as I refues to pay another 60 for the pleasure of a call to Dell and I cannot afford to lose my data this time round. What happened this time was that my computer completely crashed again, there's no way to shut down when this happens but to 'power off' and this seems to snooker everything up..... help, I think a new laptop should be a bit more robust than this
 

A:Vista & Dell Inspiron 1525 Black Screen

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop. Its a few years old. Recently the screen has started fading to black after a few minutes of use. I can hook up an external monitor and it works fine. In fact when I plugged in the video cable from the external monitor (even though the external monitor had no power cord and wasn't turned on) the laptop screen popped back up for a couple of minutes and then went black again. There is still a very faint image on the screen but you can only see it if you shine a light directly on it.

I've read that this could be a problem with the invertor or the backlight. I guess the inverter is cheap and relatively easy to replace but the backlight is neither of those.

Would anyone know by these symptoms what the issue is?

Thanks for your hellp,

Matt
 

A:dell inspiron 1525 laptop screen goes black

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Alright, my friends laptop is a Dell Inspiron about 3 years old and she said she received a blue screen with error codes, it then restarted and started to load and then it froze during the process.

after that they couldnt get it to turn on, the laptop itself would turn BUT the screen wouldnt.

after a couple hours they managed to turn it on, but it froze again

also the laptop has had issues with the battery/charger

it wont function unless the charger adapter it plugged into an outlet.

if not the screen will go into a dark haze then it would shut off.

maybe this has to deal with it or not, im not sure...

so i tried to put in my windows operating cd, to repair it, but the screen is still black when i insert it. i can here it loaded but i see nothing...


much appreciated
 

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop Screen Display is BLACK!

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Hi,

Any ideas on this issue would be really appreciated, as i have no idea where to start:

Since a few days ago every time I power on my laptop, it displays the initial dell screen, a loading bar fills up and then the screen goes black. At this point the Windows (XP SP3) loading screen would normally appear, but the screen stays black indefinitely.

Note that it looks black in the way that screens look black when they are on but not displaying anything, and not like when it is powered down.

I had a lot of hard drive failures earlier this year, so replaced the drive in May, for a new Toshiba one, but has been running really well since then. In my experience hard drive failures give me an error screen and not the nothingness I am currently experiencing.

If it points to anything, the battery warning light has recently started flashing, but the laptop is currently plugged in, I have an auxiliary battery in the optical drive bay and the main, 'worn out' battery was lasting for about 40 mins the day prior to this failure.

Again, any thoughts would be much appreciated as I can normally get thing sorted once they have been diagnosed!

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Lewis Moore
 

A:Dell Inspiron 510m boots to black screen

Update:
I loaded the boot menu and tried to boot from a windows CD to run diagnostics/repair but the boot failed in a similar fashion to that described above.

I ran pre-boot diagnostics from the boot menu and they all came back fine, it suggested running an extended diagnostics by booting from a dell drivers and utilities CD. Boot failed again.

I tried, however to boot to a linux live CD (Kubuntu 6.0), and the laptop happily booted to the live CD.
 

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I have a DELL Inspiron laptop (not sure of the model) but recently (in the last 2 1/2 months) the screen keeps going black it happens nearly everyday now, the laptop's still on as i can hear the background noise and the light is still on. I have turned sleep mode off so it can't be that, and i have to press the on button repeatedly for about 1-2 mins until the screen comes back on, and i then have to log back in.
I'm really worried it's the screen, but ive only had this laptop for 1 1/2 years, surely it can't be the screen in that short amount of time? i hope you can help, and please answer me in lamen terms i am not computer savvy at all!
I'm on Windows 7 if that will help anyone, is there anything that i can do so my laptop will tell me the exact problem? i've tried trouble shooting but it doesnt come up with anything

A:My DELL Inspiron laptop screen goes black but my computer is still on, help!

and welcome to the Forum

Shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can see the desktop . . if so, the backlight has failed

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Rescently my father's work laptop running Vista Business decided to boot up with a black screen. Very faintly in the background of the black you can just about make out the login screen.

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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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..
here are screen shots..

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Hey i was on my laptop last nite and it froze so i turned it off then back on and went to start it in safe mode. I did that then shut it down when it loaded up turned it back on and now a black screen comes up after the welcome message.All i can see is the cursor can anyone help me out please?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1501-Black Screen after Welcome message at startup

i just wana get it to factory settings sick of it being so slow and its full of junk
 

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Hi Guys,
Good Morning, I updated my Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Laptop from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro by using Store Application.
After Waiting for almost 6 hours, Update was done and after Windows setup, Display was black, Cursor was blinking.....I checked in Microsoft website and i found that not only me and many Dell customers are facing the same issue. i was luckily able to boot to safe mode and i uninstalled the both of my video drivers and i am back to my windows 8.1. After i update my video drivers as mentioned in the link below, still my screen blacks out. So i had no other option than resetting my pc to windows 8 pro.
Video Driver Link : http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/Product/inspiron-15r-5537?driverId=PWTRP&osCode=W864&fileId=3287401962&languageCode=en&categoryId=VI
When i was checking for latest driver for Intel Graphics & AMD Radeon that supports windows 8.1, I am able to find a driver in dell website.
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/sg/en/sgdhs1/DriverDetails/Product/inspiron-17r-5737?driverId=6GGGM why it's not yet updated in the corresponding product driver list.... Actually i think these are the fix. I am not sure. 
If any one has updated and i need a dell support for this

A:Black Screen after Windows 8.1 Update in Dell Inspiron 15R 5537

Hi Guys,
After so much for research, I was able to figure it out the problem is because of Intel Video Driver. There is a beta Intel video driver package which supports Windows 8.1. Try to update that package and post your results. As i have already rolled back to windows 8. It will take atleast 4-6 hours for me to update the status. The link is below for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Model.
http://ftp.dell.com/published/Pages/inspiron-15r-5537.html and Install Intel HD Graphics 4400 Driver ver 10.18.10.3308. You have to follow the link as this driver is not yet uploaded in Dell Drivers & Downloads (refered in Dell Post)

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Edit - Solved. I had to delete all the partitions (instead of installing over an existing Partition) before reinstalling Windows.

I have a laptop with a similar problem to this.

Dell Inspiron (Windows 7 installed).

On startup, a similar error message to this:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

This Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US 6,115,776 and
US6,327,625

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.19 (08/10/09)Click to expand...

Things I tried:

1. Hardware diagnostics (both the short and "full" tests). No problems found.

2. Loading windows disc (sent from dell) and doing startup repair. Doesn't find any problems.

3. Using command prompt and using all the bootrec commands including following instructions on Microsoft website on how to rebuild the MBR, etc.

4. Doing a system restore to an earlier date.

5. Pressing F8 or ctrl + F11 - Doesn't work.

6. Finally, attempting to reinstall windows.
When reinstalling windows, I picked the partition with the biggest space (where the OS was installer formally). After reinstalling, the computer restarts and nothing happens (still a black screen with the vague message above regarding PCIe FE Family Controller series).

Tried formatting again (the partition) and formatting again, same problem (windows restarts and acts like windows install didn't go through).

Anyone have any ide... Read more

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron Laptop (Boot to Black Screen)

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Dell Laptop Inspiron N4010 screen has a big black splotch and the screen has lines all over it when I try to use it. It was working fine till day before yesterday and I've no idea what happened to it. Do I need to replace it? How much would that cost me in India? Is there any other possible solution to this
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron N4010 screen has a big black splotch!

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My Dell inspiron 6000 laptop stopped working. It shut off while I was online and when I try to restart it, it goes to the start up screen (black, says dell in blue letters) then the whole screen goes black and stays that way. I left for an hour and came back and the screen was still black. I have held the power button down until it restarts and that didn't work, I have pressed ctrl+alt+del and that didn't do anything either. I have also run a diagnostics test and everything passed. I have run out of things to try. Can anyone help me?
 

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I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 14 5459. Sometimes when I work it suddenly black screen and the fan so noisy. After that, I must press the power button to turn it off  with force. It happens about 3-4 times while I work (typing or just browsing the internet). 
Could you please help me with this situation? What can I do? Fyi I have run the diagnostics and did not found any error.
Thank you for you support

A:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 suddenly black screen and shut down

Hi ZADRIANARDI,
Does this happen with or without the adapter connected? What applications are using when the display goes blank? Is the mouse cursor still seen and active when the display goes blank? Does the system overheat? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? 
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/28V3xvh - and reinstall the chipset drivers and video drivers from the same site and check if it works fine.
If the issue is still unresolved, then connect an external monitor and check if display goes blank on the external monitor and the LCD.
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - do not make any changes here - leave the system in BIOS environment for as long as possible with the adapter connected  and see if the display goes blank while in BIOS.
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Keep us updated.

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push power button its show all LED but screen is black and nothing happen on the monitor
please help me
Thanks

A:dell inspiron shows black screen but power button s on

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly check if you can drain all the excess power from the system .
Check if you are able to run the LCD BIST .

1.                    Turn the computer off.
2.                    Press and hold the D key while pressing the power button. This will start the Laptop LCD BIST.
3.                    The screen will display multiple flashing colors. Look for lines, distortion, or any other video issues you have observed.
4.                     The laptop will restart when the test is finished.
Kindly private message the service tag to the system .
Thanks
Robin
 

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A family friend of my has a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop she got in 2007. She had it in the trunk of her car for an entire year! When she turned it on, everything worked fine but she accidentally knocked it off the table on to a hardwood floor. Ever since that happened, the computer starts up but sits on a black screen. I don't see a Windows Logo or anything. Just a black screen.
However, when starting it up. There's a very faint beeping sound(like the sound you hear when the car door is open).
And after about 10 seconds, there's a beeping noise(a lot louder than the constant beeping before).

Any suggestions as to what it can be? Is it a damaged hard drive or is it the screen?

Update:
I pulled the hard drive out and it sounds like a babies rattle. So I assume the hard drive was shattered.
Theres no damage on the outside, but the damage must be underneath. But the screws are too tiny for me to examine the damage.
Unless this is normal for a hard drive to sound like it's filled with beads.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Stuck on Black Screen at Startup

Sounds like the HDD is ruined. The beeps you hear might indicate more hardware problems. Take note of the order of the beeps, (the number of beeps and if there are long and or short beeps) then search Dell Support for info on beep codes.

You should try using a bootable CD or DVD disc to see if the laptop will operate at all before spending money or the time fixing it.

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Hello,
I purchased a brand new 15z ultrabook dell inspiron laptop 2-3years ago and only used the laptop for college and have taken really good care of it.
Yesterday, my computer wouldn't go past the dell logo screen because it was fixing the caches.
Today, i turn my laptop on and its fullu black screen with 3 beeps. I have tried resetting the laptop already.
Just very frustrated i pay 1 thousand bucks for a laptop and it dies so easily. Never will buy another Dell.
Can anyone help me resolve this problem?
Thanks!

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Hi All,

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium just before two months (Sept 2008) and facing a problem of Black Screen only mouse is active since last three days I just asked Technical support guy to help me out the same but he asks for charge though I have three years warranty even for Physical damage (complete cover).

I have tried to diagnose it and found the following error&#8230;

Error Code 0F00:137B
Msg: DVDW_4-Disk is missing/blank, insert data disk (Examle:RCD)
The given Error code and message can be used by Dell Technology Support to help diagnose the problem.
I don&#8217;t want to reinstall the OS as I have some important Data on C Drive.

Speedy help will be appreciated.
 

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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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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

A:New Graphics card causes black outline around screen

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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My Dell 14z 5423 will no longer boot. The keyboard lights turn on but then nothing happens. The screen is blank. If I remove the ram the computer gives out 2 beeps. If the ram is inside nothing happens just a blank screen. 
If someone knows how to fix this please let me know.

A:Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 Two beeps will not boot screen blank, black

Has this issue ever been fixed?  This is exactly what mine does now.
I'm ready to forget about and buy something new, but would like my pictures, etc off my laptop.

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Daughter's laptop we've been working on. After much research online to the same problem many others were having and solutions they had tried, we diagnosed what we thought was a hard drive issue as our original error was 2000-0147 and we have replaced the hard drive on this twice since she's had it in the last 3 years. When we got her hard drive last week I went to install it and the Cd drive will not run the install disks.

I deactivated the CD drive in the setup so that it would boot from the hard drive and removed the CD drive and I'm still getting the black screen after the initial dell window with the windows startup scroll afterwards at the bottom. Put it back in and ran diagnostics and am getting errors on the CD drive.

Not able to start in safe mode or any other options within F8 without same results, with or without the CD drive in.

I'm willing to buy the CD drive but my question is, will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

Tammie

A:Windows Starts then black screen with Cursor Inspiron 1525 Dell

will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?Thanks for your help.TammieHi Tammie and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.A CD drive or DVD drive is usually manufactured as a plug and play device, therefore there are no drivers required for it to work with a system.The plug and play technology is built right into the motherboard, that is where it begins.So a CD or DVD drive can be booted to regardless of whether there is even a hard drive installed, as long as the disk in the drive is burned as a boot disk.So a basic answer is, no you do not need drivers.Hope that answers your question and you are much welcomed for my reply.Bruce.

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I am having trouble turning my laptop on. when i press the on button the dell startup screen comes on and then goes to a black screen with only f12 and f2 as the options to click on.

I have tried turning the laptop off, resetting it by taking the battery out, pressing on f8 for the advance menu, and ran diagnostic and memory test as well. still no results.

I have the dell drivers and utilities cd rom, however when I try to boot up the computer through the cd rom im reaching a black page that has F\:< and i do not know what to enter in that field.

Somebody please help!! I called dell however i do not have warranty any longer any help would be much appreciated I need it for college ASAP!!

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My laptop inspiron 14z couldn't start and got 3 beeps and black screen, I had windows 10 installed and Bios A13.
The BIOS update A13 seems to be the problem. With a downgrade to A12 I fixed it. And you need to do that in ms-dos mode cause the bios executable doesn't let you do a downgrade on windows) I first thought that the problem was windows 10 but the computer had the same problem once I installed windows 8.1.
The difficult part was to start the computer again, I followed a youtube tutorial (portugues) to disassemble the laptop and it started, so you can flash the bios. Go youtube and search for inspiron 14z 3 beeps. (notice that in my case the laptop started some times at the 3rd time I pressed the power button, some times I needed more that 20 attempts but finally it booted. You don't need to press any F keys convination or whatever people says, it will eventually start and I don't have explanation for that)
Once in windows make a bootable MS-DOS USB using for example Rufus app. (MSDOS, not FreeDos, I couldn't flash the bios with freedos option) and put the bios in it. BMWZ4A12.exe, can be downloaded from dell website.
Then boot UEFI setup restarting de laptop and press F2 at dell's logo. Maybe you can't access the UEFI when you restart, if you can't, you can access the UEFI using the Recovery setup in windows (search recovery, click recovery setup, go advanced options, troubleshooting, change UEFI settings, restart) go to BOOT section an... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 3 beeps black screen on startup (SOLVED)

.....very good research MONSTERTRICK and thanks for sharing your solution for others to see. 

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After installing an automatic update, my labtop was working perfectly fine last night i closed it i believe around 1230 am. Ive been trying to turn it on since 7pm today and it will start turning on and not show the logo and keeps making beeping noises. Is there any way I can fix this please

A:Dell Inspiron 11 3000 won't turn on and beeps 5 times with black screen.

Hi,
The 5 beeps are normally a signal that there is a problem with the CMOS battery that powers the BIOS on the system (among a few other things).  This is not the battery that you think of that powers the system on, off, etc., when it's not plugged into an ac adapter.
Try this:  Remove the battery and AC adapter from the system, then hold the power button down for 10 to 30 seconds.  That should remove any residual power in the system.  Then plug the AC adapter back in and see if the system powers up at that point.   
A quick question, when you say it won't show the "logo" are you referring to the Dell logo or the Windows one?  You may also want to see if you can go in and reset your BIOS if you actually see the Dell logo show up.  
Let me know how those two steps go and if it helps or not.  If not, please let me know if you're seeing the Dell logo at all when it starts up.  And also which version of Windows that you're running on the system.  If you're seeing the Dell logo but Windows won't start it leads towards something different than the CMOS battery, although the 5-beeps would seem to indicate that was the problem.
Todd

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Hi there, I am using Windows 8 on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R laptop. I had to upgrade my BIOS so as to install and use the most recent operating system, Windows 8. I was Windows 7 user and had to clean install Windows 8. In Windows 7, I was very much familiar with safe mode, but today, when I booted Windows 8 into safe mode (Using PC Settings, Advanced Startup etc.), and I selected "Safe Mode With Networking" on restart, and then a blue Windows logo appears with waiting dots circling, and after that the screen is just black, and even after waiting for quite some time, it is still there, as it "freezed". If you guys know the solution and can help me solve this issue, I'll be very much grateful. Thank you for your time reading this. I look forward to your opinions and suggestions. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron N5110 15R freezes on Safe Mode(Black Screen)

When you say clean install, I hope you deleted all partitions as part of your installation; yes? Anyway, a screenshot of your partition structure might provide additional information that could be useful in evaluating you current situation:

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The keyboard on my new Windows 10 Dell laptop stopped working completely so I tried shutting down. Windows seems to have shut down but the computer won't turn off (the keyboard backlights are still on and the fans are going). Pressing and holding down the power button (even for over a minute) does nothing, I can't pull the battery as it's inbuilt.
Is there anything I can do other than waiting for the battery to run itself out? And what if it doesn't turn on again after that?

A:Brand new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 won't turn off, stuck on black screen

Hi,
We?re listening, we?ll surely check and assist you accordingly. Please PM us with the service tag, registered owner?s name and your email address, we?ll look into available options. To send a private message, click on my name and select ?Send private message?.

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Hi,I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop around about November time last year, and after a BIOS update a couple months ago or so it now will randomly go to a black screen, but the backlight is still on. The BIOS update being near the time that this began to happen may be a coincidence, but it was the only real change during this period.On this black screen, I have no cursor and none of the buttons on my keyboard do anything. The only solution I've found is to hold in the power button to shut the whole system down. 
There doesn't seem to be a particular pattern as to when this problem occurs, it will just randomly go black.
This has happened around about 6/7 times in the past few months. All the events did occur late at night though (past midnight). However, this could just be because I usually sit on my laptop longer at night time, and therefore that increases the chances of it happening.
Due to many "Black Screen Crashing" problems with Windows 10 - that aren't the same as my problem - a google search did not help. 
System Specs are as follows: 
System Model Inspiron 7559
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Mode UEFI
Ram - 8GB
Graphics Card - GeForce GTX 960m
Thanks,Steven

A:Black Screen with Backlight Still On - Dell Inspiron 15, 7000 Series Laptop

Try system diagnostics to see if it finds any problem in the components:

Press F12 after power on
Select diagnostics.

You can also check Windows Event Viewer for any error message that was logged when the black screen crash happened.

Window-X => Event Viewer

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i have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop worked perfectly until one day would not boot up.
i have searched a lot of forums and have tried everything here is what i have found but no way to solve it or know what it means:

when power cord is connected i press power button and fan runs, dvd runs, but nothing comes on screen not even the llittle white cursor

with the battery by itself it does not power up at all i.e. no lights come on

i tried removing the ram and using the eraser, switching places - nothing

FN + power button - scroll lock blinks number lock and cap lock stays lit found error code that says " One LED flashing Two LED On
FLASH ON ON - CPU or processor failure"
ok so what does that mean? is there anything i can do?
any and all help is appreciated.
 

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Satellite Pro L40-17H (PSL4BE-00T005EN)

Hello,

I would appreciate some help with the following problem:

SYMPTOMS: Screen is black, but I can see that there is a faint image in the background.
I get a good image in external monitor.

I suspect, _among others_, that there may be a faulty *lid sensor/switch*, but I have been unable to locate it, although I have disassembled the unit.

If somebody knows, please let me have the exact *location* where I should look for the switch.
Thank you

A:Satellite Pro L40: black screen but faint image in the background

> I suspect, among others, that there may be a faulty lid sensor/switch,

No, I don?t think its sensor issue.
I assume the FL inverter is faulty.

The FL inverter controls the backlight of LCD display module.
Therefore this part should be checked and if necessary, it should be replaced.

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Hi

My Dell Inspiron 15 laptop repeatably beeps on start up with black screen and does not boot the only way to stop it is remove power and battery then try again.
After several failed attempts it will boot
Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks
Gary

A:Dell Inspiron 15 laptop repeatably beeps on start up with black screen and does not boot

Hi Gary,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the system switches ON.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if you are able to turn on the system.

If the system is not switching ON please connect the external monitor and check if the system is switching ON then I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

Turn on or restart the computer.
Immediately at the Dell logo screen, starting tapping the <F12> key once a second until the One Time Boot menu appears (if the computer boots to Windows turn the computer off and try again).
At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, PSA+ or Enter ePSA, then press <Enter> to begin the hardware Diagnostics.
Write down any error codes listed. Reply to us with the error codes.

Since the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop computer emits a series of beeps during start-up if the LCD cannot display errors or problems. Please let me know the number of beeps you are receiving during startup as
Let us know your findings.

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My friends  Inspiron One 2330 Desktop has been experiencing problems with the display. 
 
I changed one of the boot options to boot to hard drive now the computer boots in a black screen
and nothing appears . It just stays in a black screen. The 2330 allows you to put hdmi in . So i connected my PS4 to the 
computer and switched into HDMI mode and the screen was working find.
 
​Now i was trying to remove the graphics card from the 2330 desktop , but it is soldered into the motherboard.  
I tried resetting the CMOS to reset the the BIOS but still nothing is displaying on the screen.
 
I detached the hard drive  and booted it up and still the black screen.
 
If there is a method i should try please let me know .
Like I said before the screen was working find . Until I had changed a setting in the 
the BIOS screen . 
 
​Thanks for your support if you can help or interested in helping me !

A:Dell Inspiron One 2330 Desktop Black Screen After Changing Boot Option

Do you get any indicator lights that the system is booting besides a black screen?
 
Are there any lights on the monitor?
 
Try shining a light to the screen what do you see?
 
Pressing the screen side buttons for menu does the online display come on?
 
Try resetting the bios once more. This time completely remove the power cord and press the power on button to clear any voltages left in the system, then clear the cmos/bios pulling the battery. Put the battery back in and reconnect the power and boot it.

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My computer has power, but will not respond to F8 or F12.  No curser, nothing but black screen.  No beeping for codes.  Fans runs real loud.

A:My Dell Inspiron 530S, with Vista OS will not boot, black screen, fans running

Do you have a CD in the drive by chance? USB stick plugged in?
Has the machine been dropped or hit or fluids spilled on it?
Any power surges lately while machine was connected to power?
Try reseating your RAM. It should be fairly easy to do. Google it if you have difficulties.

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Please Help!
Installed Linux today on my XP PC. By using Microsofts virtual PC. At the end of the installation it could not recognise my graphics card on screen resolution. I tried the default it choose and then accidently set the resolution on 1 million colors. Now on launching I get a larger black screen with faint writing on it. I'm so new to Linux that I just don't know what to do. I need step by step instructions as this was suppose to be a learning experience for me....and it did not last long!
Red Hat Linux/x86 9 (Shrike) is what I have installed
Radeon x300 series is my Graphics card.

Please help me...otherwise my linux adventure will have lasted all but 1 day..
In return I will pray for a good life for you.

[email protected]
 

A:Installed Linux: Black screen, faint writing and no response

UPdate

THANKS for the help guys...lol

Anyway just re-installed the whole thing again and this time it doing the same as does not like the graphics driver its using (a generic one).

How do re-configure it? Without re-installing the whole thing again
come on you Linux boys lets have some answers!

supercoolio
 

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Hi.

3 Days ago while I was playing Dota 2 my screen went black for one second and then it came back (the green led was on), later that night it happened again. The next day happened again when I was playing Star Conflict.

Today it did it like 10 times already, once while I was in firefox, rest in Star Conflict. At one particular map, where I had no problem playing yesterday. When I was facing a supernova (large burning fireball in space) the monitor went black then came back then black, when I turned the ship away the monitor was fine. I slowly moved the ship around to see when the screen goes black and when it reached the fire (or something beyond it).

Powered down pc, took it apart, cleaned it and checked if everything is connected nice and tight. It had some (a lot) of dust, carefully removed it, cleaned the cpu and the vga fans both. Started pc, started firefox, winamp and star conflict (these 3 program were running when I had the black screen), I got this black screen for a second in the garage of the game.

Right now im going to reinstall my graphics card driver, will update with result.

In the meanwhile. What can cause this? How to fix? I googled it before I came here, some people claimed its dead transistors on the motherboard, some said its memory fault, someone else said its the cables, some other dude said its vga and go replace it....none of these guys had a solution.

PC specs:

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Update:

Reinstalled the vga driver, now whenever I start a game the screen goes black and comes back after a few seconds, then goes black again and again and again. I have music in the background. If I close the game with alt+f4 the screen fixes.

Games I tried: Dota2, Rift, World of Tanks, World of Warcraft, Kotor2, Star Conflict
I have other games too but didnt bother with them.

So, what now? If you tell me to buy a new vga I will stick a screwdriver in your arsehole. I have no money to buy a new one.

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I had this laptop for about 3 years now and im so used to it that my day wouldn't be complete without using it. a week ago it said that ,I needed to backup my files because the computer was at risks
I did ignore it and went using it even after the warning
now I cant access to anything . the  laptop said that media test failure check for cables etc.
I have no money to purchase another laptop or another hdd.
can someone help me ? if formatting is an option I will do it despite all of my files will be deleted
it will be okay if that means my dearly laptop will get wellthanks

A:Dell inspiron 15 3537 black screen after logo and cant access to recovery / repair system

Hi DHEXZTAH05 
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please load bios by tapping on f2 during bootup and check if the HD is detected. 
If possible you can try this HD on another machine or another HD on this machine. Also please run diagnostics from f12 menu and if the test passes, then consider formatting the system first. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 running XP Pro. This morning I received an error code M1004 (something about overheating) and the computer was frozen at that point. I cleaned out dust from the heat deck, as it was completely blocked with dust. I also did a hard shut-down then restarted, and all I get is a black screen with a blinking cursor. I can only use F2 or F12. I've tried running diagnostics with no help. I upgraded my BIOS with no luck. I also tried to run chkdsk from the XP repair module, and I'm getting a message saying that one or more volumes have unrecoverable errors. I also get a directory enumeration error when I try to use the dir command on the C drive. I'm trying to figure out what to do now, as I unfortunately didn't back up about 1 GB of pictures that I need to get off this hard drive. Please help. Thank you!

A:Black screen with blinking cursor & M1004 error code: Dell Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro

You can pull that drive out of the computer and put it on another computer as a Slave drive or buy yourself a USB enclosure and put the drive in there and you will be able to copy your pictures and any other valuable data. Then either buy a new drive (as this one may be bad) or put it back in and Boot off of the XP CD, Format and reinstall.

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Hi I was installing Windows 10 home on Dell Inspiron 15r 7000 7537 it got to around 80%, I looked down at my phone, looked up and then it was just a black screen...
I left it for around 3 hours and it hasn't progressed at all, its not responsive, there's no mouse cursur on screen and it doesn't respond to anything...
Any tips? I've downloaded windows 10 onto a USB incase it can help.
At the moment it seems pretty bricked...

A:Dell Inspiron 15r 7000 7537 Windows 10 install failed? (got to around 80% and now stuck on black screen)

After about another hour I was advised by someone to force power off as Dell laptops apparently sometimes hang during installation forever and Win 10 can retrieve installations.It booted past the Dell logo and said "Retrieving installation" and back to black screen...
I tried again and it just gave up and retrieved the Windows 8.1 installation that it backed up.
May try again later.

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So I started my computer and went to the kitchen. Came back, and my computer seemed like it was sleeping, so I moved the mouse... waited.... and nothing happened. My mouse is a razor copperhead so it lights up. I looked at it and there was no light. So I figured I could just unplug it and plug it right back in just like 100 times before, shake the mouse and my monitor would come on. It didn't work, so I hit the space bar and it still didn't wake up. I know it isn't my monitor because I'm using it on my laptop right now, just to make sure it works. So I'm not sure whats going on. I tried to replug everything back in, restart my computer, turn it off for a while, and nothing seems to work, so I'm here for some help. It is overclocked from a long time ago. I tested my ram by taking out one stick and trying the other, I did it for both sticks, and I substituted my 8800 for my old 6800 video card and the same thing happens. My hard drive light still comes on and I hear it. I bought a new CMOS battery and tried to reset the settings. I was looking at the parts... everything started and the fans started to spin, the CPU fan took a second or two longer than the rest. Is that normal? If so, I never noticed it before. Maybe the CPU is fried? How do I test to see if it's working? I need this thing fixed because I use this PC for everything and I'm a heavy gamer, but I haven't gamed since January! It's murder, lol.

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SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK - NP-NC110
 
Does anyone know what would cause the screen to go black after displaying the boot screen where you can press F2 / F4 etc. I can get into the bios and into the F4 for recovery. 
 
But the minute it goes past that screen normally, it just stays black and can't see anything (no windows load logo, no white cursor etc)
 
Hope someone can help

A:Screen goes black after 5 secs. Past bios option

Have you tried f8 to see if you can get into advanced boot options?

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I'm looking at my neighbours PC as they've switched it on today, only to find out that it will no boot. I have switched it off and turned it back on, this led to me getting an error due to failing to past TMR2 Checkpoint as well as a prompt to contact Dell Technical Support.
Someone suggested that I should try removing or replacing the CMOS battery, which I have, this seems to have got me past the error screen, however, the system now hangs on the Dell Screen with vertical bars running down the monitor.
Any suggestions? 
So far,  I have;
1. Replaced the CMOS battery
2. Checked that the components are all seated correctly.
Thanks

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