Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop ?

Hi, I have a dell inspiron 5100. I have two problems. 1) My screen is completely black and I have to use an external monitor. When I start my laptop, I can see the Dell Logo and after that is when it goes completely black and I am forced to use the external monitor. 2) The second issue is that my sound card / driver seems to have gotten corrupt. It was working fine until this morning. I listend to a you tube clip and it worked well. And then a few hours later, when I tried to hear


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For your video problem, you may be stuck in a different mode try holding the Fn key and hit F8 this toggles through the modes
1 - LCD on laptop only
2 - LCD and external Monitor
3 - External monitor Only

if this does not work you may have a LCD issue with the laptop .. let me know how it goes first

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