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Inspiron 8500 display dead

Verified backlight is working, but there is nothing to be seen on the screen. A external monitor works, however. I've tried re-seating the cable between the video card and LCD, re-seating the video card, and have checked continuity of all wires of the cable between the video card and LCD. Do you think its the video card or the LCD?

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  • eldonwalter Mar 11, 2008

    No video - it was working last night - this morning - nothing.

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I had one of these with a Geforce 5200go video card in it. They get quite hot and will just die. The video cards can be found on Ebay from time to time fairly cheaply.

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    Peter Thompson Apr 08, 2008

    I should add to make your life a little easier, that the Inspiron 8600, Latittude D800 and a few others should all have the same video card in them.

    They come in a few different types that I have seen being the GeForce 5200go and GeForce 4200go and several ATI based cards as well.

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Hi,
Best Option Is To Purchase Another Video Card, Or check it has all the required Drivers Via The external Monitor. With No Conflicts Et,c. Only Other Suggestion Is Screen Inverter Board.

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