Dell Inspiron 8100 notebook display problems
Laptop experts, I would love some help with this and would appreciate any suggestions!
My gf's notebook's LCD will not work.
The notebook powers up and boots into windows. You can see a faint image on the display, but it is really dark. I'm fairly certain this means the backlight isn't powering.
I tried connecting an external VGA monitor (it's working), and when the notebook is powered on, the monitor clicks and its power light turns green as though it is going to power up, then goes into standby mode.
Where should I start with this?
Thanks in advance...I appreciate your help, as I won't rest until this thing is fixed or condemned!
Gateway Machine - I know...I sold out...if I could do it over I'd have built like I used to :(
MS Vista Premium 32-bit
AMD Phenom (9500) Quad-core Processor 2.20 ghz
500GB hard drive
3GB DDR2 RAM
2 Free PCI-E slots x1
1 Free PCI-E x16