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Screen Problem With Laptop


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#1 G_Eris

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:16 PM

I recently got a used Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop. When I booted it up for the first time the screen flicks on and off between white and black, does not show the usual Dell logo or any other text, then comes on solid white. It makes the appropriate windows startup sounds though, so it seems the operating system is working. Any ideas?

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:49 PM

If you have a monitor handy...try attaching that and using it for display purposes. That will tell you something.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:01 PM

Ok. It works fine when hooked to my monitor. But when I go into the hardware profile and click the properties tab for my screen, it says it's working properly. When I go to view the driver, it says there is none. Does there need to be?

Edited by G_Eris, 25 March 2008 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

I don't have a laptop...but I suspect that any device expected to provide visual output...requires a driver.

If you don't have them all, might as well get them here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:04 PM

Ok. Obviously the LCD is shot. Any idea how to tell the exact kind of screen I need and any suggestions where to get a cheap one?

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:54 PM

You probably ought to wait for inputs from those who work with this sort of situation every day.

Me, I'm just an old Army retiree who's given up the chase for the illusionary dollar :thumbsup:.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

Well if it stays white, it's not a backlight. First thing to do is get the proper driver, as suggested. It could be a bad/loose connection from the monitor's flat ribbon cable to the connector on the system board or a bad screen
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