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Which part is broken? Laptop screen STILL not working.

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#1 forest bayou

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

I have a Dell Studio 1749 running Windows 7.


So this epic started in April (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/493181/laptop-screen-white;-external-monitor-works-fine/#entry3039854). Summary: The laptop screen went blank but I still got an image on a connected external monitor. I have since replaced the motherboard, power input jack, internal monitor/display, and the cable that goes from the internal monitor/display to the motherboard. When I turned on the computer after installing the motherboard, I got a series of 6(ish) loud beeps. The screen was still black. I remember that the beeps means it can't find the hard drive (yes?). But I don't know if the screen should be displaying something with the beeps. 


I would appreciate any input. I know most of you will say, "Scrap it and buy a new one!" But I can't find a decent computer that I like (that runs windows 7) in my price range. And I'd really rather not lose the money I have put into fixing this thing. 


Thanks for your help,

-Delusional girl

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#2 RajathAtDell


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:19 AM

Hi Delusional girl,

I appreciate your efforts to fix the issue with the laptop and for providing a detailed description. 6 Beeps Video BIOS or Video card failure. The replacement motherboard's onboard video may not be working properly. You may try with another replacement motherboard and check if you receive the video on the screen.

Please let me know about your findings.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N

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