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Dell inspiration 1150 laptop

My dell laptop gives a blank screen

black screen problem


Had to replace my power dc jack, when we put it back together it will charge, but the computer screen will not come on. We hear the hard drive and fan running and the cd drive make a noise. They seem to think it is my motherboard, could it have been put together incorrectly?

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  • Aimbo060973 May 06, 2008

    We tried what was suggested and nothing happened. We hooked to a desktop computer and still nothing, we checked video card and it is locked in place. The screen was just replaced about 8 months ago so I hoped that wasn't it, but we don't think so since it won't even work hooked to a desktop monitor.

  • btran321 Aug 14, 2008

    Replaced my dc power jack and put back together my laptop and now it still doesnt start. It tries to start up but after 4 seconds it shuts back down.

  • abdulla11 Jan 30, 2009

    Hi..

    I have a similar problem. It was working fine but the dc jack is broken..I have to rip the whole laptop and replace the DC jack. When i reassembled the unit it shows only blank screen with caps lock light flashes. The fan and hardisk are spinning. Any solutions please..

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    was giving a series of 4 beeps. I replaced hard drive. Screen is now black and computer does not seem to recognize hard drive. What could be the problem?

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Re-seat the video card and cable connected to the lcd,
and look at the lcd in a bright light held at an angle do you see a dim desktop.
and as linda says send the video to another external monitor does it display if not the video card needs re-seated or replaced.

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    Karl Whisenand May 06, 2008

    if you got nothing on an external monitor then the system is not posting or the video card is still at fault.
    remove all items you can from system , leave one memory stick ,
    check the cmos battery for 3v voltage ,
    remove the laptop battery.
    if the system has reset (some do) its in a very small round the outside of unit. similar to the cd rom eject hole. reset system,

    Re-seat the video card
    swap memory,
    swap mb





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Sounds like screen is blew out try rebooting it with orther screen get back to me lala linda

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