Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook
Hello, I found an insect had made a home inside my lcd screen which was really getting on my nerves. Since the warranty had already passed, I opened the display, unplugged it from the laptop and found that I could not get the insect out without taking the display apart far more than I felt comfortable doing. I plugged it back in, closed it up and resolved to live with the pest inhabiting my screen. The screen worked briefly thereafter and then stopped functioning properly. Each time I turn on the laptop is different. Sometimes I get a black screen (with or without a blinking cursor in the upper left),vertical multicolored lines, split screen half blue half white, and the windows load screen (slightly garbled). The furthest it will ever go is to a screen where its fuzzy blue and yellow pixels with a clear mouse pointer displaying. I have also tried getting it to work in safe mode with no success. Maybe the lcd cable just came loose but I'm worried that it might have something to do with the inverter, or even the graphics chip. Maybe there is a way to reset the lcd display to reinitialize itself when I power up? In any case, I now know better than to wish for an insect free lcd.
It sounds like the ribbon connector or flexible connector is not seated quite right. I would open up the unit again and carefully inspect this or any other cable that you had unplugged. Reseat these properly and power it up again.
These cables can be very easy to damage if not replaced properly. Take special care.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
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