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Screen problems! Hi I bought a Dell Inspiron 2650 PC Notebook 3 years ago, and now, every time I turn it on the screen is almost black, but I can still see the boot working, very little, can barely find the pointer to log in. Do you know if it's the screen resolution, video card or any other problem? Thanks for your help!

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Re: Screen problems!

If you feel safe pulling the top plate just above keyboard and removing the keyboard (marker K) on bottom of computer, thie will expose the video cable unplug and reseat it. sometime will fix the problem but the most likely answer will be your LCD is burning out. 5 out of 6 will be LCD but you could be the 1 that just need a reseat.

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Got Dell Inspiron 2650 2002 from a friend, free. Want to restore to factory settings. How? Installed Windows XP and Norton Anti Virus

Hi and welcome to fixya!

There are two ways to restore this machine to factory settings;

First is thru the Recovdery partition in the hard disk itself:

  • 1 Close any windows currently open and click the Inspiron's "Start" button. Select "Shut Down" and choose the "Restart" option.
  • 2 Tap "F8" when the Dell image appears on the screen. Continue tapping the key until the advanced boot menu loads.
  • 3 Scroll down to "Repair Your Computer" and press "Enter" to access the DataSafe local backup screen. Click "Next." Select "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options."
  • 4 Click the "Restore without preserving new or changed files" radio button and click "Next." Click "Next" three more times and click "Restart" to restore the disk drive to its original condition. Follow the on-screen prompts to set your operating system settings.

If the hdd was already repartitioned or corrupted, the second option should work:

  • 1 Insert the Dell recovery disk in your Inspiron's optical drive and close the "AutoPlay" window when it appears. Shut down any other open programs. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
  • 2 Tap "F2" as soon as the Dell image appears on the laptop's screen. Scroll to the "CD-ROM" option and press "Enter." Tap any key when you see the "Press any key to boot" option.
  • 3 Press "Enter" when the setup screen appears. Press "F8" and highlight the Dell's hard drive partition. Press "Enter."
  • 4 Follow the instructions on the screen to choose the Inspiron's operating system options. Click "Finish" and remove the recovery disk from the optical drive. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
Hope this helps!


Jul 19, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 2650 frozen on blue welcome page

try this...

turn on the laptop,,,
keep pressing F8
a menu screen will appear,, select SAFE MODE using the cursor keys and hit enter,,
once it boots in safe mode click no to use system restore..
follow the onscreen instructions to send it back to a date when it did work,,
it will shut it self down and restart in a propper manner..

if that fails,,

when u turn on the laptop it displays a menu,, it shows to press a certin key to enter system recovery,, press that key,,
follow the onscreen instructions to restor the laptop to factory condition..

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My Dell Inspiron 2650 screen goes black after start up. It is still working, its just a black screen. I can close the lid, re-open it, and it will stay on for about 5 seconds. Whats the problem, and how...

This problem is caused by a bad inverter. You can find one on Ebay for a decent price. That's where I get most of mine from $8 to $20. Your inverter is located on the bottom front area of your LCD just under the plastic, and it is very easy to replace.

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hi there,

you are probably not getting enough power source from the battery or the battery is getting old and not charging fully or holding its charge ,is my guess good luck..try a new battery...

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