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Screen goes to black after booting up

Screen has been turning a strange color than goes black. I tried resetting this. by holding the F1 key and turning it on. Now I get a 'Fan Error'. Bottom line, when it boots up it goes to black. Is this fixable? If so, how would I do that? or is the Is the computer done?

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Re: Screen goes to black after booting up

NO it may be you are have LCD problems try an external monitor if tht goes alrite that the latte is the problem.

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When you turn it on do you hear any fans running, any hard drive running, cd drive clicks once and you see the light on the cd drawer come on for a second or two, lights anywhere on the computer? If so these are signs that the computer is trying to boot. If not you might have a motherboard issue.

Static Charge Buildup can also cause the computer not to boot. Remove the power cord and battery from the laptop. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds then put the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and try to reboot. If it boots, you had a static charge buildup and can put the battery back in now.

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please try this

press the power up key as well as the F8 key both together
then if you get into the repair options
choose the last know good configuration option
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if this has helped you please let us know
so that we may be able to help others

many thanks

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when you hit F1 key it was on the Dell screen logo right? so after hitting the key F1 it just go straight black screen with a cursor?

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