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Laptop Display flashs then screen locks up

If running a video for awhile the screen colors start to fade, screen locks up and requires a HARD shut down and reboot

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  • soliver871 Dec 07, 2008

    thanks

  • soliver871 Dec 07, 2008

    thanks for

  • soliver871 Dec 07, 2008

    Thanks for the above information... it doesn't seem to occur when docked to my docking station and using external monitor. My IT dept. is suspecting something is going on with either Video card or motherboard... Laptop os only a little over a year old. I had a complete video blank issue about six months ago and hand to open up behind key board to reset video cable which fixed issue. Under warranty still so if continues will have Dell come to my company to fix for certain... Again thanks for the feedback R/soliver871

  • sachmo499 May 11, 2010

    FRCS68 is right. try an external monitor. If that doesn't work you have a motherboard issue. If it DOES work you have a laptop monitor problem.

  • Joe May 11, 2010

    How old is it and how long has it been since it was opened up and cleaned?

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    try an external monitor, if you have one,

    that will tell you either is the monitor or the laptop main board is having a problem.

    I suspect the motherboard.

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I wouldn't suspect its anything other than your lcd or inverter. Connecting it to an external monitor cements it. If it was the video card or motherboard it would have certainly done it again. For it to appear locked up would just mean the picture you are watching was the last in its memory to post. Meaning, if the inverter or lcd start having problems, the last thing it was told to display would appear to be frozen to whoever is watching but in actuality its the display not machine that is frozen. Try ejecting the cd tray. Better yet set your power button shut down when pushed. Then have it have another lock up watching a video then push the power button or eject to see if it responds. Then you will know forsure. Hope that helps.

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