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My screen turns black?

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  1. Adalais

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    I have a Dell Inspiron and it seems that they are the worst that have the problems. It is a vista and a year and a half old. Before it died/crashed it would turn black. In the light i could still see the programs running and it just faded the screen. I tried setting the hibernation to never and turning off screen to never but it still fades to that same blackness. I cant even see properly through it and i cant do anything to turn it back to it was before.

    I rebooted it to the factory edition but it still does the same thing. Please help!
     
  2. Megabite

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    Do you mean it is like this always now and if you get a flashlight and shine it on the screen you can see the desktop?
     
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    When i first turn the computer on it will be a regular screen. then after a few minutues it will turn black and yes if shown a light i could see the programs or desktop vaguely
     
  4. Megabite

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    Try i Safe Mode

    How to Start in Safemode

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
    3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
    4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
    5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
     
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    It's a Vista and how long should i keep it in safe mode?
     
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    I just tried it and it still does the same thing
     
  7. Megabite

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    So it does the same in safe mode...goes dim

    This is a laptop correct?

    The inverter (back-light) appears to have gone by the sounds of it
     
  8. Adalais

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    yes it's a Dell Inspiron 1520. Should i run a diagnostic test or will it not detect it?
     
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