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Blank screen with cycling colours (no BIOS; no POST)

Hello,

I've got a Dell Precision M60 Laptop which was working fine till now. When I start it up, the screen is blank at first (and it doesn't even enter BIOS POST). Then the whole screen changes to grey, then red, green, black, and keeps cycling. The CURSOR does not show up at any point in time.

If I press the Fn key when I start it up, then the NumLock key is FLASHING, CapsLock is ON and ScrollLock is FLASHING. Again, the CURSOR does not show up at any point in time.

I've already tried removing the 2 memory modules in it and swapping them among the memory bays, using only one at a time in each bay, etc... The modules are fine because I checked them on another laptop.

Occasionally, it happens that when I start it up, the screen is black and the cursor is blinking at the top left but no other activity (does not enter BIOS/POST).

Can you please help me with this strange problem.

Thanks in advance for your time!!

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Try running diagnostics. Tap F12 repeatedly on the dell logo till you get the boot device menu. Choose diagnostics. Go through it.

If it doesnt even pull up the diagnostics, you can follow this walkthrough from dell's website.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

  • Rachelle Aviles
    Rachelle Aviles Oct 04, 2008

    The flashing-on-flashing code that you get when you start it up, indicates a possible LCD failure. Hope you don't need to replace your LCD but it may be the case. It may not be helpful, but you can try to reseat the lcd cable. You can call dell so they can walk you through it.



    LCD replacement can be done through dell's depot which for me is costly. Or you can contact their spare parts dept. to purchase the part. You can find a local technician to install it.

  • Bastian Farkash
    Bastian Farkash May 01, 2013

    Yes, faulty Hardware problem is what I am suspecting as in something serious enough to stop it from running the POST.

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