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I have a Dell Inspirion 3000. Was working fine, but when I went to start it up, The Dell sign would pop up for about a half second, then the screen went black. You can barley see the scrren, not enough to see anything, so I hooked up an external monitor. It worked for about 10 - 15 seconds, then that stopped also. You can hear the computer run, it's got to have something to do with the signal to the screen. I don't know if it's a video card issue, backlit or inverter problem, or something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank in advance

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Most likely its a GPU issue since your external monitor is affected as well, since GPU for laptop is connected to the board you may need replacement for it. if you are still in warranty with dell they will send out a technician to replace the whole motherboard. if not they may charge you for it.

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