Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:17 PM
I have a Dell Studio 1558 running Windows 7.
I had my laptop connected up to an additional monitor.
My problem started when the screen on the laptop kind of flashed and then went white. I had to do a hard shut down and when I restarted it, it seemed to work fine. Later it did the same kind of thing again but this time when I tried to turn it back on it wouldn't come back properly. When I try to turn it on now I can hear the disc drive start up and it sounds like it is trying to read the disc (I have a linux Ubuntu 11.10 disc in it seeing if it was an OS problem, now it is stuck in there), Also my key board lights up (backlit). But other than that it doesn't seem to do anything. The screen stays black. I also tried to start it up with it being attached to the additional monitor but no sign of life from it either. Also, if I leave it on for a little bit the fan will start up.
It has been suggested to me that it might be the motherboard fried but I wanted to ask around a bit before I invested in replacing it. If I left out anything important please tell me.