suke
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Inspiron 710 - monitor is black, can bearly see screen when on

Inspiron 710m- monitor is black, can bearly see; splashed wine on monitor.  It ran the next day for a while and went black again. Did a monitor test and got three little lock boxes, a 9, a A, and a downward arrow.; Tried the driver and utility cd but the screen is too dark to see. Also tried to brighten it but that didn't work either; ??? Do I need a new monitor or is it a light of some sort? Thank you for any suggestions or answers. Suke

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LaptopNomad
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Re: Inspiron 710 - monitor is black, can bearly see screen when on

Connect an extermal monitor and check if it displays ok - at least the graphics card is ok.

Assuming the graphics card is ok, it can be the inverter, CCFL or the screen itself.

The inverter can be tested with a measurement - requires a bit of equipment - no need to open the screen or laptop.

If the inverter is ok - it's the screen or ccfl - knowing it's wine it most like the screen iso ccfl tube.

 

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