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Dell Studio 17 laptop screen stays black

Dell Studio 1735 laptop. Screen stopped working. Computer is fine. It works when I connect an external monitor to it but the laptop's own screen stays black. There is power going to it because I can see a slight backlight but no images

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  • John Russo May 16, 2009

    benwabnick: Thanks. That was the issue. I spent some time on the phone with a Dell Tech Service guy and he walked me through the process to re-seat the cable and things began to work.

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Have you tried reseating the cables to the lcd and where it plugs into the motherboard? It may be slightly loose.

  • Bill Slach
    Bill Slach Sep 19, 2012

    Same problem here. Where do I find the cable that plugs ito the motherboard? I'm not that savvy of a user.


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Awesome, I'm glad reseating the lcd cables did the job. Its crazy how the littlest things can cause such a mess sometimes. Your very welcome and when you get the chance, please rate my solution. Hope your weekend is a great one!!


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  • moskow Nov 11, 2011

    I have the same issue, Black screen. I check the cables (screen cables), order others, the same. Is the motherboard? The screen? (is LED screen). I'm lost!


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