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Dell 1505 Won't Start


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dyers18

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My Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop doesn't start up correctly.

When I press the power button, the dell screen flashes for a second then the screen goes black.
The NumLock, ShiftLock, and ScrollLock are on for a moment (about 15 seconds), then turn off, but the WiFi light stays on.
The computer stays on, but the screen is still black.

Any ideas?
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Try connecting another monitor, se if that produces the same result.
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My Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop doesn't start up correctly.

When I press the power button, the dell screen flashes for a second then the screen goes black.
The NumLock, ShiftLock, and ScrollLock are on for a moment (about 15 seconds), then turn off, but the WiFi light stays on.
The computer stays on, but the screen is still black.

Any ideas?


I ended up taking it to a computer repair shop. The back light was out, but cannot be repaired. Only solution was to order a new screen.
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Be careful with this depending on how good the repair shop are, it could be the screen or it could be the inverter. An inverter is only about £15 and not hard to fit.
Try tapping Fn and F7 together that increases the brightness. Look carefully can you see the image, even if it fades again.
If you decide to try it post and I will send you the instructions for replacing the inverter and the buy link as well.
You can of course connect another monitor as per my earlier post and see if you then have the screen

Edited by Macboatmaster, 25 July 2010 - 11:45 AM.

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