I have a problem with my laptop. Since a few days ago my laptop has failed to turn on the screen every time I try to power up the laptop. I can hear the processor, hard drive and DVD drive working away yet I don't get an image on my screen any more, just darkness. I left it quite close to an open window and it was very cold outside, but I don't think that this has anything to do with my problem. It's weird because everything was working just fine. I haven't dropped the laptop or anything.
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It can't be a card problem, since this system has an integrated video chip, not a card. Since it's one of nVidia's known problem children, it is likely a faulty video chip, though -- for which Dell has a 1-year warranty extension. If the system is less than two years old and/or had more than a one year warranty initially, contact Dell for a replacement of the system board.