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Dell Mini 1012 black screen on bootup no Dell logo

I have a dell mini 1012 and when I turn it on getting black screen no dell logo, no beeps, I know it boots into OS but can not see anything on screen. Tried fix for corrupt hibernation file. Holding function key and power button at same time, this is for Windows 7 but I am running Ubuntu 10.10, tried to drain flea power by removing battery and AC adapter holding power button for 30 secs. Same thing, no dell logo just black screen. Could it be a loose LCD connector or video card is crapped out? Any ideals? I have not taking apart yet, may check LCD connectors or possible reseat RAM memory I have other RAM I can try, I have not been able to find any information/help for this issue so far.

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If you get no beeps, then your CPU has failed.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

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  • Tony Mac
    Tony Mac Apr 16, 2014

    even if it is booting into OS? as I know it does, I have it setup in Ubuntu I press power and enter to shutdown.

  • Jonathan Griffith
    Jonathan Griffith Apr 16, 2014

    Try booting to your Windows 7 disk using F8 and Repair your windows installation.

  • Jonathan Griffith
    Jonathan Griffith Apr 16, 2014

    When you boot to Ubuntu 10.10 does your display work?

  • Jonathan Griffith
    Jonathan Griffith Apr 16, 2014

    If connect an external monitor/display, does it work?

  • Jonathan Griffith
    Jonathan Griffith Apr 16, 2014

    Add a CommentWhen you turn on you computer, press the F10 key repeatedly until there is something on the screen.

  • Tony Mac
    Tony Mac Apr 17, 2014

    Hey Jonathan, sorry for not responsing sooner did not check my e-mail, I will try external monitor (have everything else laying around but a monitor) to see if that works and F10 suggestion as well, I tested RAM to see if was the issue not change with different module, thank you for the help and suggestions, I will update you with results of test, I have netbook apart now haven't tried reseating connector to LCD screen yet will give it a try, until I find a monitor to test.


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