I was dissasembling my laptop and the screen went blank the system shut down after i removed the lcd screen the system restarted but with no windows or system options screen anything i can recall for my system like restoration options or software to get it operational again ive since connected my laptop to a new monitor please help desperately seeking a fix
Can you see the Dell splash screen after turning it on at least? Check first your hard drive by doing diagnostics. Hit F12 for the diagnostics options to test its functionality. If everything passes, then there is still a way to recover the files. Are there any files on your computer that needs to be backed up? You need to consider this before doing the restoration options.
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Take out the battery and make sure that it is all the way off. Restart it after 5 minutes. See if it does it again. If it does try holding down the power button for ten seconds and see if it shuts down alll the way
There are two ways to restore this machine to factory settings;
First is thru the Recovdery partition in the hard disk itself:
Close any windows currently open and click the Inspiron's "Start" button. Select "Shut Down" and choose the "Restart" option.
Tap "F8" when the Dell image appears on the screen. Continue tapping the key until the advanced boot menu loads.
Scroll down to "Repair Your
Computer" and press "Enter" to access the DataSafe local backup screen.
Click "Next." Select "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options."
Click the "Restore without
preserving new or changed files" radio button and click "Next." Click
"Next" three more times and click "Restart" to restore the disk drive to
its original condition. Follow the on-screen prompts to set your
operating system settings.
If the hdd was already repartitioned or corrupted, the second option should work:
Insert the Dell recovery disk in
your Inspiron's optical drive and close the "AutoPlay" window when it
appears. Shut down any other open programs. Click "Start" and select
Tap "F2" as soon as the Dell
image appears on the laptop's screen. Scroll to the "CD-ROM" option and
press "Enter." Tap any key when you see the "Press any key to boot"
Press "Enter" when the setup screen appears. Press "F8" and highlight the Dell's hard drive partition. Press "Enter."
Follow the instructions on the
screen to choose the Inspiron's operating system options. Click "Finish"
and remove the recovery disk from the optical drive. Click "Start" and
One thing that I've noticed about the Inspiron 1000, is the LCD ground is done exclusively thru the hinges. Try tightening the LCD hinge screws (Marked with a (D)) 2 on the bottom of the chassis and possibly 2 on the back. (I just tightned every screw I could find)
Once the ground connection is improved, the LCD may work better
my friend had a laptop that did something similar so i got him an lcd ribbon cable replacement off ebay and that fixed it. i dont know if thats whats wrong with yours, but its a possibility. here is a link to a cable on ebay