My Inspiron is ill. I have tested the screen on a different laptop and it works fine. I resat and then replaced that video card. I can hear the machine is on and running and you can actually find the log in button and get into the desktop. But you cant see anything. The screen stays completely black the entire time. Any ideas on whats going on and how I can fix it?
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9200 video issue
When you tested the screen did you test the cable/ribbon, and the inverter, or just the screen by itself? If not it could be the cable or the inverter. If you did test these, then you might lean towards the connector on the motherboard, or a trace that leads to the connector. Also, have you tested the machine on an external monitor? I know Dell has some diagnostic tools to download from their support site. You might try this as well. The diagnostic tool and the external may reveal some clues to exactly what's going on. Try these and let me know.
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Seems to me that you may be experiencing a BIOS issue I would go to Dell web site and download the BIOS again for sure to make sure the BIOS is back to working order. This may be the issue try this and any other drivers that have to do with video you may have a corrupted driver along the line here that is how I would handle it. Click Here
Turn off the computer and when you restart it keep tapping the key F2 on the top left of the keyboard.
A BIOS screen should come up. If you see the lines on the screen at that time then yes its a hardware issue. If not then your video card drivers might be faulty and you can re-install them.
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There are only two issues here, one it could be the data cable on the left side of the screen has come loose from the socket on the LCD.....most likely though is your starting to have a cascading screen failure and will need to replace the LCD panel.
turn off laptop. press and hold on the D then press Power button. during the LCD BIST test check if the black line down right side of the screen is visible. if yes LCD needs to be replaced. if not connect your laptop to an external monitor check if the black line display appears to the ext monitor, if yes uninstall / reinstall video driver if fails replace video card or if it is built in replace motherboard.
if no ext monitor available then run PSA (press and hold Fn key then press Power button)
check if the black line is visible. Check also in BIOS is black line is visible, if yes then uninstall reinstall first the video driver if fails replace LCD.
This sounds like your video settings could be set improperly, did you attempt to boot up in safe mode and then change your display options? Sometimes you need to monkey with windows to get it to accept new video settings, try removing the video display from the control panel, if this has been done and you can't correct the issue a reload may be in order or at worst case you may have a malfunctioning video card
uslay the mobo on these u can replce just the video dell has online guide to open it right up easy shows u how to pull it out its not to bad but u will need a t8 star tool sears u can buy one usally when screen goes out bad mobo o these ok they get hot best to open it up clean all dust out re greese the heat sinks on cpu and video but usally power chips on mobo go bad on these ones sell it on ebay like i did