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Dell Latitude 8100 Black screen after windows XP boot up

\015 I just bought this Latitude 8100 off EBay. It is refurbished. The first week I had it, it worked great and I was very pleased. Now, the monitor goes black at random. Sometimes I could move the monitor up and down and it would come back. Sometimes I could barely close the monitor and mess with the mouse and it would come on. Today it worked great and did it only once. I turned it off when I went somewhere and now cant get the screen on at all. The only thing different after the first week was updating Windows. Did this do anything? I can boot in safe mode and the monitor works fine. I am a novice, so please any advice use "computer fixing for dummies" Thank you for any help\015

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This sounds like the video cable might be loose. Unfortunately, this means partially disassembling the computer to fix it.
This is not really hard to do--and unless there is a warranty with the machine, I think you'll have to do it. I'll give you the link to help you with the task. I'm thinking this is a Latitude 810, not 8100.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/manuals?~ck=ln&c=us&l=en&lnki=0&s=gen

Just download the manual and it will show you how to do it.
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