Inspiron 8600 running xp black screen but torch shone on screen & can vaguely see
Start up then screen goes black before I even get chance to log in. If I shine a torch on the screen I can see it is working but impossible to do anything.
I think it needs some new part(s) installed to fix this (I think).
I know it's an old no longer supported system but I use it to run the TV guide, play some language cd's I have installed & Google some info.
I think 1 item is n inverter ?
Thanks 4 any help
If you can see a faint image, it's likely the inverter or the backlight bulb. These systems sell for under $100 complete on EBay -- an inverter might make sense to try ($30 or less) but a screen replacement will probably boost the cost to more than buying another used system of the same type (or upgrading to a more recent used system).