Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 600M Notebook ?

After I boot the system and my desktop view comes uo, the screen will go black. It varies when it happens. Duroing the initial boot the screen has a reddish shade to it.


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Hello. I have the exact same problem with my daughter's 600m...The problem is actually a worn out fluorescent tube which provides the backlighting for the LCD panel display! When the display blacks, use a bright flashlight very close to the screen...if you can still see the image in the display, that's your confirmation. The classic symptom is the "pinking out" at first boot. If you are VERY careful, and technically skilled, you can replace the tube. The new tubes can be bought for about 14-15 dollars on Ebay.My 600m is a 14" display. If, however, you aren't technically experienced--DON'T ATTEMPT THIS REPAIR. Play it safe and either buy another complete display(also available on Ebay) or get the part and have a tech put it in. If you decide to *completely* play it safe and get a NEW display, and use a tech, ask around first to find a reputable shop. Don't send in the unit through a retail store--they'll tack on unnecessary charges to your bill. This site offers listings of good laptop repair facilities.---good luck!---Rick
The video card could be acting up here. Try running tests on the computer to be sure of any hardware failures. Power off the laptop. power on the system and as soon as you see the Dell logo please tap the F12 button 3 - 4 times. You'll reach the one time boot menu. You need to select the Diagnostics option from there. After running a series of tests you'll you'll get a prompt to test the computer. You need to select the option and run a CUSTOM TEST on the Video/Graphic card. if you get any error on the card contact technical support and it the tests are clean uninstall the currectly installed video drivers and update them with the latest version.
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