Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook ?
Black screen on laptop
\015 Dell Inspiron 1100. Bought this in 2003 and have had no problems until July when all I got was a black screen. Found this model has had problems with the heat sink and has had class actions suits about it. Talked to Dell tech online and sent it in. When it was returned I reinserted the HD and turned it on. All I had was some horizontal lines and weird dots on a faded red background. Talked to Dell tech online and sent it back in, the motherboard was replaced. Got it back and it worked for 3 days. Now I am back to basically a black screen. The Dell logo and Windows Xp flash on, can hear the windows sounds at start up, but can not see desktop. If I tip the screen just right, I can see the desktop very faintly.I have tried the FN F8 thing and removing and replacing the battery thing and replugging in the adapter cord. Tried the external monitor, but it did not work.(Usually I just plug it in, as I use it at my desk.)Anyone got an ideas? \015\012Does anyone know this is a known problem with this model? \015\012Does anyone know if this could be related to the heatsink and heating problems and the fried mother board?\015\012Thanks!\015
The only thing they did NOT change is the one that would fix theproblem, the screen. When the screen's backlight goes out the screen can be faintly seen, but not really. Like the newer televisions, the Plasma screens, they rely on an external light source, in this case a Cold Cathode light source. When this quits working the screen is, for all intents and purposes , dead. Replacing the screen should solve your problem.
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