This inspiron 5160 that is 3-4 years old during the middle of WOW just froze in about 1/4" vertical rows that were fuzzy white and other colors. So i turned off the laptop because it wasn't responding to any keyboard commands. The next day I started it up and the screen was black. Dark black without the backlight or anything. So I hooked it up to another screen and it worked fine. Is there any hope of fixing my laptop screen or do i need to play connected to the monitor of my other computer. P.S. It also has trouble holding a charge, I need to push it in further and also tilt it up for it to charge. Please help.
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Inspiron 5160 is probably at least 3 or 4 years old. If it is running slow, (and maybe fan is running all the time and fast) you might need to check if the heat sink/fan assembly is in need of cleaning. You have to remove this assy from the laptop, and remove all the accumulated dust and gunk from the INSIDE of the copper fins. Inside meaning remove the fan from the assembly and with a fine brush, GENTLY remove the gunk from the fins, or with the fan removed, try canned air.
There is a small board that the power button is integrated into that connects to the motherboard. When this power board malfunctions it will cause this issue with the machine. It can, and quite often does, damage the motherboard when it malfinctions. You should take the machine in for a power board replacement and a diagnostic to make sure that the power board hasn't damaged the motherboard.