Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

2 Answers

Dell Inspiron 8500 - Screen stays lit on initial boot

When I switch my laptop on, the screen lights up bright white, and the 3 lights flicker for a bit, then stay lit. Could this be a problem with my hard drive or motherboard? What should I do to remedy this?

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: Dell Inspiron 8500 - Screen stays lit on initial boot

You can replace the video card on these Dell 8500 Laptop's.Heres how:

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 362 Answers
Re: Dell Inspiron 8500 - Screen stays lit on initial boot

From what you describe its a video problem i dont remember if those have on board video if so you will need a mother board

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 8500 laptop screen goes white

hello, when the screen changes colors or stays in one color it is mostly cause of a video card problem. Does this happens only when overheated, then maybe you can blow the cpu-video card heatsink and use a base with a fan to avoid overheating. If the screen is white all the time then maybe only a 2nd monitor will help understand if this is a problem of the video card or the screen.

Sep 18, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 1545 won't boot turn on start up

Unseat and reseat the memory in the laptop one stick at a time in each slot one at a time. Turn on the laptop after each reseat of memory.

If that doesn't work then take out the hard drive and then the dvd drive.

Turn the laptop on again and if you still can't get video on the screen then the motherboard is defective and would need to be replaced.

Nov 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 1501 won't boot

The initial Dell Screen you see at the begining is your BIOS access. Push F12 repeatedly when you see this screen and it will take you into a system restore mode. It will let you boot from CD first (which your PC is not set up for). You should be able to start the CD fine from there.

Sep 21, 2009 | Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Getting a white screen at start up on a Dell Inspiron E1505. If I let it sit it will flicker and come back on after about 15-30 min and will not return to white screen. Is it time to replace the lcd?

Try system recover.
if it happens the second you boot your computer, is the screen dark but the back light is just on, or is it that the screen is completely white?

Jun 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

1 Answer

Inspiron 8500 - Display issue

with the external monitor attached press <FN><F8> to toggle between internal and external display. if still nothing then it sounds like the video card.


Check all the connections (especially the ground screws) that was a problem with one I worked on last year.

May 29, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

268 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Laptops Experts


Level 3 Expert

1038 Answers

Sudeep Chatterjee
Sudeep Chatterjee

Level 3 Expert

3267 Answers

Donna Sander

Level 2 Expert

193 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides