Question about Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook
My old inspiron 1000 has developed an odd fault. It just will not boot either on mains nor battery. I have taken it apart and found that if the LCD screen is disconnected from the motherboard it boots fine ( checked with external screen) As soon as the lcd panel is re-fitted it fails to boot again.
Any ideas how to repair?
I have had the same problem, but now i have solved it. there is a peice of aluminum tape on the ground boss that is extruding too far out over the pc board. this is located where the left lcd (screen) mouting is. when you move screen it makes contact to the pc board. that is why if you take out lcd mounting screws it may work ok. this tape is between top and bottom covers. I had mine all apart when I saw this. You may be able to see this if you take the shield off under the keyboard. if you can maybe you can trim it back so it won't touch pc board. Also you may have to replace on/off switch. i did because it was intermittent from been pushed so much. That requires complete disasemble.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Wow... That is a strange error. If, when the LCD is unplugged, it works, and when it's plugged in, it doesn't even power on, the only thing it could be is the LCD.
Without looking at it, it's hard to be 100%, but it sounds like there is a short somewhere in the LCD panel causing the issue. Unfortunately, unless you have a spare LCD lying around, it's probably not worth repairing (LCD's can cost between $70-$200 from eBay and other equivalents)
You can go through with a digital multimeter on all the connectors and see which one isn't correct but that's only easy if you took a 3 year digital circuits class in College like I did.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
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