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Inspiron 1150 screen is black

Mycomputer is 3 years old and of course out of warranty. The screen is black when I boot up. If I connect to an external monitor, the computer works fine. Is this a repair that requires a professional, or can I get a part and repair myself. Thanks.

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Re: inspiron 1150 screen is black

Try this:

put your laptop in external monitor:

in windows xp desktop right click properties.
on the settings tab click troubleshoot... follow all the instructions.

if everything fails, you need a pro that can replace an LCD in a laptop...

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Re: inspiron 1150 screen is black

It is one of three things usually Bad cable at the hinge, Failed inverter board, or failed backlight. Probably inverter. Not to difficult to repair. Check cable first because it is inexpensive and easy. Check the inverter and replace if needed . Sometimes you can buy one used cheap with a bad motherboard and swap the top.

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