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Dell B130 boots but nothing on screen and no boot up sounds

My wife's computer was working on a recent trip, but spontaneously began with the screen going blank after the windows xp logo and its action bar showed up. With repeated booting with problem solving efforts the screen remains essentially blank except for a brief (less than a second) flash of the Dell logo and none of the usual boot chimes or any other noises are audible. However, in a well-lit room it is possible to see a shadow on the screen if viewed on a tangent that suggests that the booting has occurred. No cooling fan noises are audible either.

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  • williamblack Jan 13, 2009

    I have ot yet hooked it up to a monitor because I thought that the lack of start up noises and the progressive nature of the failure indicated that the problem involved more than the video display.

  • williamblack Jan 13, 2009

    My wife reports that she thinks she has heard the fan in the past, but only because the machine seems so silent now. The system is roughly four years old.



  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    can you see anything if you hook it up to a monitor?  


    Did you used to hear the cooling fan before this happened?


    How old is the system?

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If you are seeing an shadow image on the LCD and you have video on an external monitor, then the LCD backlight has failed. The LCD will need to be replaced

I googled B130 LCD's and they generally run $125 to $200

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Well he stole my thunder but, you never did hook it up to a monitor. But i will say that with the computer being so old the cooling fan may have died but, you really are better off getting a new computer. My brother just bought a pretty good one for his girlfriend for $500 it was a reman. with a factory warranty. Just keep an eye out and you will find a good deal.  This is also an opportunity to get a system that will be able to handle the newer releases of windows and other software. 

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