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Dell Inspiron Motherboard Problems


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#1 ScottyMF1

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 with Vista Business, and a while back the screen would randomly freeze with lines going through it. Eventually it got to the point where it wouldn't even turn on. When I say won't turn on I don't mean a black screen with noticable backlight, I mean a pitch black screen just like when it is turned off. I can hear the computer start up, but nothing else happens. A couple of repair centers that I brought it to said that it was a motherboard problem. I reseated everything and that did not help at all. I was just wondering what on the motherboard would cause the computer to turn on, but have a completely black screen?

I'm new here so if it's in the wrong section I apologize.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:11 PM

Hi ScottyMF1, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

The only thing that I can think that they would be referring to would be the integrated graphics.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:15 PM

Thanks, I don't know all that much about computers, but I figured it may have something to do with the graphics.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:20 PM

Let me clarify what I just posted. The graphic in this computer is an integrated circuit which is part of the motherboard. That chip may have a problem.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

First thing, hook up a monitor to your lappy's video output and see if that works.

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