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Laptop Goes Dead!

When the computer is on it works fine, but if the monitor (LCD) is touched (as to open or close it) the computer goes dead completely. Its almost as is the computer power down instantly, but the the LED's stay on w/o blinking. The only way to recover is to do hard power down.

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  • Daverx Nov 18, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem with my daughter's Insipid 1000.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    yeah, i have the same problem too. Often, the screen goes blank without any movement. After these "crashes" it often takes dozens of attempts to restart the computer. Interestingly, if I remove the battery with the power off, and slam it back in, it will start after only 2 or 3 attempts. Don't get me started on the battery! :-) Since day one!... I swear its nothing but a heavy plastic facade.

  • zsfd854 Dec 05, 2007

    i am having a prolbrem with my dell inspiron 1000 aney time i move the lcd screen it shuts down i have eavon set up a 2nd monter to see if it is just the lap top screen that goes dead but both screens go blank and i haft to re start the laptop can you help

  • Bobby Simmons Jan 23, 2008

    I have the same problem as the guest has. I have taken it apart looking for loose connections and moving the cable to lcd to no avail. bloweded it out with air thought it maybe a solder ball rolling around, if it is it is under a chip and will not come out. I had it two years before it started this. after I got it back together it worked much better for about a month then started ti again. I ordered the wife a new one. hope i can keep it running long enough to transfer data etc.



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Sounds like a bad ribbon cable from the LCD to motherboard.

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