Having problems with your Dell Latitude C610 Notebook ?

My backlight on my laptop is very dark

\015 But if i close it and reopen it lights up but goes right back out. i hooked up an external monitor to it and it does the same thing, also my battery light stays on a flashing yellow light but i have the ac adapter plugged into it. can you please help me\015

Answers :

Ok--your computer does not have a separate video card, so we're looking at something affecting the motherboard.
You say that the battery light is flashing yellow. I'm thinking it's a power problem (obviously affecting the motherboard).
I would first check the power output on the power adapter with a voltmeter. The adapter should say how many volts it puts out. I'm thinking it should be 19.5 volts if it's the same as an Inspiron.
This could be the problem, and if the display is really dim, you won't be able to see the charge level on the battery. You could, just for the heck of it, take the battery out and run it without it. A shorted battery could possibly cause you some grief.
If we've ruled out the battery and the power adapter, then I'm afraid we're left with a motherboard that is going south on you.
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