Having problems with your Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook ?

I have a dell e1505 laptop you turn it on it flickers to dell for about a 1/2 second then goes virtually black but if you look real close the screen is there.you can still hear it, i hook it to a exteral monitor and the monitor was not reading the laptop, lose cable plug? could it still br a backlight inverter? any clues?


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Connect laptop to an ext monitor then Fn+F8 to toggle display. if display from ext monitor is fine then problem is the LCD panel, cable or inverter.

Also check if the flickering cause by the HDD and when try loading to windows it goes blank screen. run a diagnostics for the HDD check if problem is in the HDD.
Hi there !

-if you switch the computer on and it boots up and you hear the windows sound, this could be a possible video problem or motherboard problem
-run the diags on the LCD, while the computer is off, press and hold "D" then press power button at the same time, if you see the colors red blue green without any problems then it is a motherboard or video card problem
-another method to run the test is while the computer is off; preess and hold Fn then press power button, let the test run; when you see the question were colour bars displayed, press N, if you see the colors red blue and green without any problem then it is a motherboard problem or video card; otherwise it is an LCD problem
-to toggle display on the external monitor press Fn then F8

cheers !
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