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Dell Inspiron 6000 Screen Goes Black

Q: Dell Inspiron 6000 Screen Goes Black

I have read all the posts and ordered a new inverter. It was actually very easy to change the inverter, but alas. After changing the inverter the screen still goes 'black' after a few minutes. It actually goes very very dim. I can barely see the outline of things on the screen. So, if the inverter was not the problem, what is the next thing I can try?

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A: Dell Inspiron 6000 Screen Goes Black

Have you tried running an external monitor? Is it normal or does it go dim too?
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I m not sure if I m posting in the right forum but I almost sure it is not hardware screen Dell Inspiron black 6000 blank related Dell Inspiron laptop Pentium M Ghz g HDD MB DDr SDRAM Dell Inspiron 6000 blank black screen ATI Mobility Radeon x I can boot into SET-UP and all works fine Booting up in normal mode it makes it past POST and the XP Splash screen then just goes black I can move the curser around and that is it Same thing is Safe Mode but I can see the quot Safe Mode quot borders in the corners and up top I hooked an external monitor to it and get the same results on it I went into boot menu and chose diagnostics and all passed even the inverter Was able to see all colors during the diag and as well on the Dell Drivers and Diagnostics CD I m running right now I found some similar problems by Googling but most said they didn t even make it to the splash screen or it works in safe mode but not normal mode so nothing that has a clear resolve of what I have here Thanks Terry

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 blank black screen

While running the Dell Drivers and Diagnostic Cd, during the the seek test on the hard drive, as it was almost done, I got a "Exception occurred in MODULE DISK.MDM! Warning: Error reading File! Press any key to abort" So I pressed a key and it rebooted, but now says the computer is missing the HDD. I went in Setup and Device Info/Primary Hard Drive, it says {none}, where as before it showed the 60G HDD.

I would not have thought a hard drive would have caused the first problem, or else it wouldn't have booted from the get go. Right?

Any ideas out there? Are the two issues one and the same? I would like to find out before I replace the HDD just to find out it still won't boot properly.

Thanks again for any help!
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A:Black screen with blinking cursor & M1004 error code: Dell Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro

You can pull that drive out of the computer and put it on another computer as a Slave drive or buy yourself a USB enclosure and put the drive in there and you will be able to copy your pictures and any other valuable data. Then either buy a new drive (as this one may be bad) or put it back in and Boot off of the XP CD, Format and reinstall.
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A:Inspiron 6000 - Blue screen error, now black screen on boot, help!

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Here is Error code:


***stop: 0x000000D1 (0x00000000,0x00000002,0x000000001,0xF8202A23)
** Ntfs.sys -adress F8202a23 base at f81f2000, dateStamp 45cc56a7

Like I said I can't get into the Laptop even in safe mode to try to disable anything at all and try to trouble shoot it.

Hope someone can help..

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Forgot to add that this is a dell Inspiron 6000 that I've had for about 3 years now.

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A:Dell Insprion 6000 black screen

With it booted up (even though you can't see it), if you shine a flashlight sideways onto the screen, can you see that the desktop is there but very dark?
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A:my dell inspiron 6400 turns black after dell screen and beep

Best first step would be to beg or borrow a monitor and plug it in as an external. That would tell you if you have a monitor fault or not.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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A:DELL Inspiron Windows screen black after DELL logo

Thank you for writing to us!
As we understand that the system doesnt not boot and just goes up to the Dell logo and after multiple restarts the system works fine.
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I'm wondering why you posted this in the General Security forum. Do you suspect malware?
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can you boot into safe mode possibly?
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A:Black Dell INspiron Screen


I don`t know what answers you have received so far,

but here is mine ;

- the standby switch near the hinges is stuck/dirty or a cable connection is not making..


- the power inverter (suppliies the backlight) is dying.

Both are user fixable tasks,but you may want to have someone look at it.

See HERE and HERE There are other guides,if those don`t suffice
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closing duplicate, your other post is at Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.


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Try this is as solution:
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Since it works in safe mode, let's do a clean boot and see what happens.

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Won't play where?
In Internet Explorer?
In a picture viewer?
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Which OS is on the computer?
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Originally Posted by dextrozine

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You need to boot into safe mode (F8) once there adjust your monitot to a lower resolution and refresh rate

Let us know if that doesnt help
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Is the screen's power light coming on to show that power is available? If not then either there is no power getting to the screen, or the screen is dead (as in failed in the circuitry)

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Hi try this Startup Repair - Windows 7 Help Forums and post back with the result
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Reading your post indicates that your primary concern is your files. Back them up with Ubuntu. If you cannot install Ubuntu it probably means that you have hardware problems. The only way to safeguard your stuff would be to remove the Hard Drive and put in another computer.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
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dells usually over heat.. get a lap fan for it
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This is usually kimsland's job, but here is the no post tutorial.
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't boot up

Try removing the hard drive and put it back in. Turn on your laptop and see what happens.
Did you do F2 and change the boot sequence to boot into your CD rom drive? then save and exit and then try to boot into your CD.
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A:Win 7 on Dell Inspiron 6000 problems

When the Dell website says your model is not win7 compatible, it means Windows 7 won't run properly on it (which is true, as you've discovered) because Dell has not commissioned any Win7 drivers for it. Therefore, Dell's statement about it being incompatible is quite correct.

As for the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on Microsoft's website, you are supposed to run that before upgrading so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not to upgrade the OS or buy a new PC with Win7 pre-installed instead.

The "Standard VGA Driver" is a 'real driver' that Windows uses when no other suitable third-party video driver is available, but it's only a generic driver with low resolution & low colour-depth, so quite unsuitable for games or apps requiring high resolutions.

The problem you have is that Dell hardware is custom-made so custom-made drivers are required. Only Dell has these custom-made drivers because they were specially written for that company. That's why you should have checked the driver situation on the Dell website before going ahead with the upgrade.

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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
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Have you tried to do a Repair Install?
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The Dell Inspiron 6000 is a low-end laptop that's several years old and worth less than $100.00.

It's NOT a gaming laptop and can't be upgraded to work as one.

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control panel> sounds and audio devices>

Everything ok there?

control panel> sounds and audio devices>voice>test hardware

Everything ok there?

Try a plug-in mic?
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try contacting Dell
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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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A:dell inspiron 6000 problem

You need to take the laptop to someone who's familiar with clearing the CMOS memory on a laptop. Another option is to find someone that can wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall an operating system.

Am I detecting that English is not your primary language?
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't boot

This is a software issue, with the potential of being a virus issue. There is another forum here suited this question as at the moment it isn't a hardware issue.
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 wireless

you need to go onto the dell website and download all the drivers for the laptop

on the laptop will be a tag number
use this in the dell website and it will take you to all the drivers for that machine

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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

a short may have fried the mobo. replace it and the PSU.
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Dell Inspiron 5547 Black Border around screen - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

Did what their "support" told me to do.. not helpful at all
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A:Dell Inspiron 1000 will run but screen remains black.

Sounds like maybe the screen has gone out. Have you got a regular monitor that you could hook up to it to check this for sure?
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A:My DELL Inspiron laptop screen goes black but my computer is still on, help!

and welcome to the Forum

Shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can see the desktop . . if so, the backlight has failed
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A:Black screen! no cursor. Dell inspiron 1525

Hi and welcome to TSF if you can get no output to the external monitor that points to the graphics,if the graphics where ok then you should get some thing on the external screen but before we give up you might need try the Fn and Fkeys ie F6 and see if it switches to the external
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The rear has an HDMI out port. Connect it to an external monitor via an HDMI to HDMI cable. Then, press the Input source selection button above the power button and choose HDMI out. Does the image appear on the external monitor?
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A:dell inspiron 8000 black screen/no boot

u can try connecting an external monitor from a desktop if u have one or borrow one and see if that monitor shows anything without sounds to me that your monitor on the laptop has gone bad.. the led modules that light it up have gone bad or your video card might be could also be that the motherboard or hard drive is failing.usually if just the monitor is bad it should load up with no problems.hope this helps u.
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There could be many reasons for your issue, but maybe the system restore didn't complete successfully...
1.) Did you turn off your antivirus software prior to starting the restore?)

2.) Did you actually need to do a system restore to get the toolbar back on Internet Explorer?

3.) Have you tried using Startup Repair? (link below)
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A:Dell Inspiron 510m boots to black screen

I loaded the boot menu and tried to boot from a windows CD to run diagnostics/repair but the boot failed in a similar fashion to that described above.

I ran pre-boot diagnostics from the boot menu and they all came back fine, it suggested running an extended diagnostics by booting from a dell drivers and utilities CD. Boot failed again.

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A:Dell Inspiron E1505 (Silver) keeps going to black screen

Typical of a failed hard drive... or a damaged video cable. What is service tag, and age of comp;uter.
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A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Black Screen Will Not Boot

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

2) What do you mean the "laptop wouldn't let you" restore to factory settings?

3) What do you mean it "wouldn't load the restore disk"?

4) You replaced the drive and now have a blank hd in the system?
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after a couple hours they managed to turn it on, but it froze again

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A:Dell Inspiron Laptop Screen Display is BLACK!

Does it work with an external monitor?
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Would anyone know by these symptoms what the issue is?

Thanks for your hellp,


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A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Black Screen issues....

Moved the thread, as it seems more hardware than Windows 7 issue.
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A:The Dreaded Black Screen -- Dell Inspiron N7010

You could try following the steps within this tutorial:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If all the steps fail then, I would create a new Windows 7 Installation DVD using a different computer, and then perform a clean install without all the Dell bloatware;

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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A:Dell Inspiron 9400 - Black screen after boot

you got it in April, 2007? is less then a year. don;'t u still have Dell support and/or warranty coverage to try? (though, granted, dell support can be its own problem sometimes) ,
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I've already upgrade the ram to 2 gigs but the drivers problem has me worried.

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If dell does not have drivers, then I would strongly urge you not to try to upgrade. You will have problems.

check the following tests.

Windows 7 Readiness Test
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
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Try Windows Update?

Also maybe these vista drivers will do the trick?
Download the Sigmatel STAC 9200 series audio driver 6.1 for Windows Vista

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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 keyboard problems

You may have something underneath them. With the laptop off, turn it upside down and use a new soft paintbrush carefully between the keys to shift anything that might be there.
Golden rule - no food or drink near keyboards!
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A:Why can't I open the Dell inspiron 6000 in safemode

"I got a prompt stating that I was missing a utility partition and that I could not restore"It appears the partition has been deleted. If that's the case, you will have to reinstall Windows using the Restore CDs which I'm sure you created a long time ago when the computer was new, right? If not, look here, right hand column: edited by riider
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop - BSOD

STOP 24 error...could be bad NTFS file system, bad hard drive, or bad ntfs.sys file.Preliminary step, I would try to run chkdsk /r on the partition (from the XP Recovery Console).
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't stay on more than 5 seconds

type fast.

five seconds: type fast.
listen to very short songs.
play video games you know you will lose really quickly.

--but seriously: the mb sounds like toast. that may be why no one is posting any notes.

i cannot remember having te 5-second problem before. it could mean that some spot on the mb got broken or shorted out - not enuff to kill everything, but to keep it from decently being able to get BIOS rolling. Or, the BIOS is messed up.

I wouldn't even spend money replacing the bios. I would find another mb used or cheap somewher if you really wanted to take advantage of the remaining computer, supposing that everyting else is ok.
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 AC Jack Problems

Well, if you don't get it fixed, it's likely to short and ruin the MB, so I suggest you get it fixed.

FWIW, the reason this happens is people carry the laptops around with the power plug hanging out, or are careless and trip over the power cord and put a lateral load on the connector. Here's what happens if you keep wiggling the cord with power on and the jack loose.
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 low battery indicator

The battery is reached its expected life, you need to replace it.

If its under warranty call Dell and ask to have it replaced. You could remove it and use the wall power that way you wont see alight flashing....
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A:Dell inspiron 6000 Battery Problem

Even though the battery is new you might have a bad battery. not charging fully or at least showing there is charge left but in reality isnt might be a sign for you to go and get a replacement. also make sure you are using name brands and not a knock off ...ex. Dell needs an actual certified Dell battery ...not a dell compatible...although these compatibles are cheaper they cause the problems such as you are describing.