February 8th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Hi all, I'm working on my cousins dell inspiron 5100 laptop and I am very confused, the screen is kind of a dull light blue/greenish color and flickering, removed the video drivers and it still this this, so did the only thing I knew to try which was format and still get the same thing? the screen has a light flicker all over, not sure maybe a bad video card?
February 8th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Hardware issue....I had a laptop that would go blank...I had to slightly twist it to get the screen back...it was shorting out somewhere....
is the machine still under warranty???
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February 8th, 2007, 07:45 PM
You can confirm that it is the laptop monitor and not something else by hooking up a regular monitor to it.
February 12th, 2007, 12:32 AM
hi all, sorry to respond back so late, thanks going to hook up an external now as we speak
February 12th, 2007, 12:42 AM
hmmmm...well being as i never hooked up a external desktop monitor to a laptop, I'm getting nothing, is there something i might have to do to get the monitor up, the display is still showing on the laptop though, clueless lol
February 12th, 2007, 12:52 AM
Not sure David, but you may have to change a BIOS (setup) setting?
1. What happens if you try to boot into safe mode?
2. How many "beeps" do you get when it is trying to boot?
As a general rule, I never try a hardware repair on a lappy. The parts are priced out of my business model...........scrap it or send it to the manufacturer.
Like I would be charged $150 for a part and would want $100 for my efforts.............they will price the part at $50 and charge $175 for the labour........ I cannot compete. If you want a laptop, you have to accept that the TCO is going to be much more than a desktop
February 12th, 2007, 01:21 AM
well nihil safe mode colors were sxit too lol, but I got the external monitor to boot after powering down the laptop and restarting it, and was nice and clear with no drivers installed, so that makes me think it's not the video card, hmmm... wonder if these screens fail like thisŅ
February 12th, 2007, 01:36 AM
I have noticed this happens a little more often with this Dell model. Letís try reseating the LCD cable under the keyboard.
First take out the keyboard:
To reseat the LCD cable go to this page and fallow instruction #8. Then do the reverse of instruction #8 to reseat it back into place:
If that worked EXCELENT! If it does not. You have a bad LCD.
February 12th, 2007, 01:54 AM
thanks trying this now, hope I don't screw it up all the way lol, feels like the thoughts when i built my pc lol, thanks
February 12th, 2007, 02:22 AM
wheew got the keyboard off and disconnected the cable but the next step look tough, going to try lol, thanks
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