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#1 Raydanator

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

Long story short, I just got a used Dell C800 notebook, and though it was said to be working fine, the screen shorts out.

Meaning usually the backlight will not be on, the screen will flicker on and off depending on how you hold it, or the screen is just black.

The screen also bends back and incredibly long ways...at least parallel with the keyboard...which I don't believe to be normal either.

I won't be able to have it looked at for a month at least, and am wondering if this is a common issue that me and my techy cousin can easily fix?

--I'm thinking a connection is loose, but I really have no idea. Any ideas on the problem?? Thanks

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:10 PM

Parallel with the keyboard is actually pretty common. Id say could have a faulty inverter board or loose connection.

If your a wiz with laptops (I'm definitely not) You could grab a screwdriver and check the connections.
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:28 PM

Loose connection or a break in the wires. They're a pretty small gauge and can kink and the insulation still looks good
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