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Black Screen I'm traying to fix one Inspiron 2200 which came in with video problem. The laptop works couple hours and suddenly the video get dark and you can't see nothing Ones yo restart the laptop the video cames up We trayed reinstalling the video drivers, but this doesn't solve the problem, and also I did it with function keys. Can you gays,help me to solve this problem??

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Sounds like an issue with the backlight, possibly the inverter,

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I have a Dell inspiron 2200 My screen goes black but you can see the program running in the back faintly. If I use a flash light I can still use the laptop. I power it off and at times it will work well,...


The laptop has a faulty backlight. This could be either the backlight inverter board or the CCFL (cold cathode flourescent lamp). The inverter is more likely to be at fault than the CCFL. The fact that it sometimes works for a while suggests either a dry joint or bad capacitors. If you want to try to fix this yourself you will need atleast some soldering experience. The backlight inverter is usually mounted in the display. It may require significant disassembly of the laptop in order to access the backlight controller. Check the PCB for dry joints and replace any electrolytic capacitors on the PCB (a capacitance meter can be used to check the capacitors if you have one).

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verify that your wifi card is enabled in the BIOS, then install the latest driver for it. then try to use the Fix It option from Microsoft to enable WZC to manage your wifi connection : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968682

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Have you change settings on your router? if not try to disconnect and reconnect your dell computer. if still not working. turn off both laptop, turn off the router and modem. wait for 10-20 seconds then turn on the modem first, and if the modem is stable, turn on the router, and if it is stable, turn on the dell computer and try to connect. If still fails, try to delete wireless profile adn recreate it. If still fails, check device manger if there is a problem in your wireless driver. If still cannot connect, perform system restore.

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Screen on Dell Inspiron 2200 went totally dark 2 months after warranty expired. Computer still works when I use cables and hook it to TV - but that is very inconvenient. Help?


that means the scren totally went down, there no way to fix, unless you send back to dell.
but there is a evsy way to use the bottom part that buy a extra LCD screen, so you can still using your laptop and display on the larger LCD screen

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I have Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop. My laptop's


The lines indicate a slow failure of the LCD and it is progressive. The system can be connected to a VGA monitor and you can select the External display using Fn + F8 key combination.
LCDs are about $100 on EBay
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=Inspiron+2200+LCD&_sacat=See-All-Categories

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The screen goes very dark within a minute after booting up = I can just barely see the menu page


When you say screen goes very dark when it booted to windows so it means that when you turned on the laptop when the dell logo flashes the screen was fine? if thats the case could you please try this. after turning on the laptop you will see the dell logo flashes immediately keep tapping on F2 and then it will show you the BIOS setup utility, please check if in BIOS setup display goes dark as well. If yes then try this, after turning on the computer when dell logo flashes keep tapping on F12 to boot menu then select utility partition to run the diagnostics. Please run test on the LCD check if display goes black when running the LCD test. Then try this when you sees the dell logo keep tapping on F8 to boot in safe mode check if in safe mode display goes very dark. Try this too, boot in F8 then select last known good configuration check if the settings on your display will be fix. If you can boot to safe mode no problem then uninstall the display or video driver. then restart computer.
You can also try to connect an external monitor if you have one just try to isolate if issue is on the LCD or the video card. If the display is dark as well in external monitor then video card needs to be reseated if fails then replaced. In situation like this most video cards is integrated to the motherboards. So replace motherboard.

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When i turn my laptop on it works as normall then i just get this black screen with no icons in theres nothing i can do to fix it please help me


Try pressing FN key (function) and the up arrow on your keyboard. Make sure you are in a dark room and try to see if you can make out anything on the screen. It is possible the backlit on the notebook may be gone. Another option is to connect to an external monitor and see if the same problem occurs. If you are using windows vista your operating system is probably corrupt or possible bad video drivers. Try also booting to safemode by pressing F8 at startup.

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No brightness to the screen background is dark.


Take the laptop into a darkened room.
Does the correct image show, but very dim ?
If so, then the "back-light" in the LCD has failed.
It's about a $20 part, and it will take a qualified technician less than one hour ($60?) to disassemble the laptop, replace the part, reassemble, and then test the laptop.

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My Dell laptop screen blacks out when I turn it on. And, I can't find my installation CD's. Please Help.


If you hear the hard drive spinning and you think Windows is working but you can't see an image then :-
You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp or simply the video cable needs reseating. After reseating the video cable and the problem is still there then :-
To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.

Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:

  • Screen flashs on red/pink and off.
  • Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal.
  • Picture flickering with dim display or appear black.
  • Picture flickering on and off.
All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp

Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.

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you might need to download a driver. When I reformatted my harddrive I had to do this. No software that came with my comp helped it. Try looking on the Dell Website for free downloads for the driver you need.

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