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Screen goes black after 30 seconds

I have a dell lattitude c610 when you turn it on it boots to windows and once the icons are on the screen after about 20 seconds the screen goes black you can bearly make out what s on tne screen so the computer is still on and working but the screen is so dark it looks black. I ve tried hitting the F8 key as soon as it comes on but the screen goes black befor I can do anything it was working fine and all of a sudden it started doing this one person said it is a virus another said its the backlight any suggestions

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Yes, this is a backlight problem. However, it could be either the light itself or the inverter that powers the backlight when it fails like this. I'd recommend replacing the entire screen plus housing and hinges (it is often sold as a complete unit) or just replace the inverter (often relatively cheap) and then if that doesn't fix it replace the screen (the backlight is non-replaceably attached to the screen).

The other option is to simply attach it to an external monitor and use it like that. This is also a free way (well, as long as you know someone that has a monitor) to make absolutely sure that the problem is the screen and not anything else.

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