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Dell inspiron 6400

When you power up nothing comes up but a colored screen keeps changing colors is the mother board shot.

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Not really, it could be the LCD ribbon, LCD inverter. Also does the system power up? Like does the fan spin? And is there a Hard Drive in it or not, Sometimes the Hard Drive pin connector will do that. " Not The Hard Drive, Part that Hard Drive Pins plug into" If you want me to see about fixing it for you, you can send it to me and I'll see about fixing it. I mostly get trouble with Screens from the Gateway Brand they mostly have the LCD Issues. But I do mainly repair for IBM ThinkPads but also do other brands aswell.
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