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I am getting a black screen soon after the laptop is turned on

The computer turns on fine, and I see the "Dell" and "Windows" writing coming up on the screen, and then I get my background picture and all of the icons, but within a few minutes, I get a black screen so that I am not able to see anything on the computer. I assume that it's a monitor problem, but I don't want to pay Dell people $39.99 to tell me to bring it in somewhere. All of my information, pictures, etc.. are still on the computer, so I don't think it's fried ... but please help!

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If you are seeing the images then its not an issue with your screen if you want to test it get into the bios and let it sit while you watch to see if the screen goes out sounds like an os problem if you need more info please e-mail me at fixya@whypayforhelp.org

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