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Dell M60 LCD screen stopped working

All of a sudden, My Dell M60 lcd (WUXGA+) stopped working (3 days after warantee expired). I thought the laptop croaked, but I can output to an external monitor or use PCAnywhere and see the (virtual) desktop. Is the lcd blown? Could it be a loose internal cable connection

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Re: Dell M60 LCD screen stopped working

Based on your troubleshooting, it certainly is the lcd that we are having problems with. It can be the cable or a back light problem. first try to reseat the cable. use this manual to guide you.

if it doesnt work, try to call dell. they have a grace period of 5-10 days from expiration date of warranty. if still no luck, call spareparts 800-3573355. purchase the lcd from there and install it yourself using the manual i gave.

hope this helps.


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