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Anderson10304
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Dell latitude D830

Hello Folks,

I have a laptop as described above in the subject field, turn it on this morning booted up then after a few minutes the screen went blank i.e black first time this has happen.

I have turn it on and off a few times however the same thing happens, thing is this has just happen this morning wonder whether the screen is on its way out as I have had the laptop for over seven years and has not given me any problems before.

Any help or videos would be gratefully received, Thanks very much

Regards

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RE: Dell latitude D830

See if there is an image on an external screen when the internal one goes black.  If there is, it's a dying inverter or backlight.

If there is not, then it's more likely a failing video chip.

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Anderson10304
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RE: Dell latitude D830

Hello,

Thanks for the quick reply, I shall try both options, if its the video chip would this be expensive to replace, thanks for your advice.

Regards

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RE: Dell latitude D830

It would require a replacement mainboard - they're not overly expensive - about $100 for integrated video (you don't want the nVidia version even if that's what you have now -- they're well known to be an engineering disaster).

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