Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook ?

No picture on screen, just lines

\015 My spastic dog knocked my computer to the floor. Hard. The power plug came out. I plugged it back in and now I get nothing on the screen except a whitish background with lines. HELP!\015

Answers :

Well, I'll be honest the news here is not good. I'm hoping that the system is under warranty and you have complete care accidental damage coverage, because if it is not under warranty, this could get expensive.
\015\012From your description, the minimum you may have is a loose video cable connection, so try reseating it: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/display.htm#wp1179838
\015\012if that makes no change, next try connecting system to an external monitor, and Fn+F8 to initialize the external port and see if you can get video on an external monitor. If you do, then the LCD will need replacement. You can get LCDs on Ebay
\015\012If you have no video on either internal nor external, then the motherboard is likely damaged. Again, they are available on EBay. Both Motherboards and LCD runs aroujnd $150 each.
\015\012Last, the hard drive may have taken a beating in the crash, so it is possible, that after getting video fixed, you have have a damaged HDD that will need replacement. That is the best news as hard drives are about $80 to $100 and that usually includes upgrading to a larger hard drive.
\015\012If you can get video, you can run HDD diagnostics from the F12 screen or boot to the resource CD and run diags on the HDD.
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