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I have a Dell Latitude CPi running Puppy Linux. This Problem also use to exist when running Windows 98. The problem is as follows. Sometimes on boot the LCD screen video breaks up and sometimes blanks slowly to black. This is mostly always on a cold start after sometime without use. If I move the screen/lid slightly or firmly pinch the top of lid screen (bezel top panel pinch) it usually corrects the video. I have been thinking of dismantling the LCD / LID plus replacing the inverter. Please could you tell me if I am on the right track in solving this problem as I do not want to unnecessarily start to dismantle it as I treasure this old notebook for Puppy Linux OS. Thank you in advance. Kenny Seeley

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I would recommend that you yes dismantle the LCD screen panel & perform some basic checks, but do not buy any spare parts until you have some clear idea what the root cause of the problem might be.
Instead of just re-typing every tip I would like you to follow in diagnosing the problem, I would like to refer you to this article which I put together a while ago to guide people through the troubleshooting of similar issues:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6430776-troubleshooting_laptop_power_failures

I hope you find these tips helpful.

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