I have a 4 month old Inspiron 1545 and recently the screen has suffered from an intermittant fault, whereby the screen either flickers or goes completely black. It does this both plugged and unplugged. All the programs are running when it blacks-out and seem to stay running, with the screen returning to whatever I was previously doing. Is this a wiring fault? Does it need to be returned under warranty? I am concerned if I do return it that the technician will not be able to replicate this intermittant fault.
I have had the identical problem. Its like the back light in the screen just either goes off completely or flashes. It gets worse whenever i try to adjust the angle of my screen. Have you found any solutions yet?
lol! Thanks... That's really helpful...!
Actually I had that problem for a couple of weeks, and never found a solution but eventually it just... Fixed itself.
I'm thinking maybe there was just a loose wire or something, because every time we moved the screen back and forth it would sort of go okay again- so maybe the wire just righted itself!
Hope you find a solution soon, let me know if you do.
I got the same thing. I just pinch where it connects to the base and it stays on.. Pretty annoying though. Would like to take apart and fix as for it seems to be a simple fix. But then again, I don't want to risk messing it up completely.
This also just started happening to me! It's seems that it has something to do with the hinge (or wire in the hinge) since it changes if I move the screen.
pierceinthara - what do you mean you "just pinch where it connects to the base"?
On mine, it seems to be a bad connection or pinched wire or something. If I swivel the screen back and forth it gets worse or gets better. Also, if I grasp the bottom of the screen with both hands, fingers behind and thumbs in front, and press with my thumbs just inside (toward the middle) of where the hinges are (I have two long rubber 'bumpers' there) then I can get it to get bright again. Pressing these points seems to 'fix' it quicker and easier than swiveling the screen back and forth.
Mine is still under warranty....
I called support and they replaced:
the wire that was getting pinched
the front screen panel (the plastic around the screen)
the back panel
It works great now... but I thought that the fact that they replaced so many things, including my motherboard, kind of suggests they don't really have any idea why it's happening. Mine, I'm convinced was just the wire.... all my experiments pointed to that wire in the hinge area.... I tried to tell them that. They insisted on replacing the motherboard, too.... :-/