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Q: Dell Inspiron half of the screen is dark


I've got a Dell Inspiron 9400.

For a few years now the left half of the screen is really dark, with the other side normal brightness and a noticeable divide between the two. This only happens when the power supply is plugged in, the screen is fine when running off the battery.

I remember at the time doing a quick search and reading that it was likely to be a faulty battery, so that was replaced but didn't make a difference. Very few searches come back with an exact match of my situation, but keep seeing to detach the LCD cables and make sure they're in good condition yet haven't seen any success stories.

Does anyone know the problem?


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A: Dell Inspiron half of the screen is dark

Does attaching an external monitor show the same problem?
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Please check the link below which would help you resolve this issue:

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

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I'm wondering why you posted this in the General Security forum. Do you suspect malware?
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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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What is the exact system model? Does the system power on and stay on or does it go off automatically? Do you see any leds come on and stay on when you press the power button?
Try using a flash light and check if any dim display in visible.
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Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
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your battery is probably completely dead. Some laptops will not boot with a dead battery but will boot with a battery that still holds a trickle charge.

replace the battery and see what happens. Also post in the correct forum next time (mobile computing.)
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Welcome to TSG,

Does it beep once or more than once? Have you tried another monitor? Start by trying another monitor.

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Also, I've changed the title of the thread from your name to a more meaningful one.
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Hi JG12345,
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When it does "Flash" is there anything to be seen on the screen??

There have been several Posts lately concerning failed 'backlights' on LCD displays.
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Click D1: on the right side of this web page for more info on that error.

go to C:\Windows\Minidump
Copy the .dmp files in there and zip them up, attach the zip file in your next post using the "Go Advanced" button, then click the paper clip icon to attach the zip.
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if this is some kind of malware issue combinate with hardware
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then if the problem persist, the problem will be on the screen alone
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Hi dave63,
The system LCD screen or the Video card on the computer may have gone bad. To determine the same lets follow the steps below:
(1) Press and hold down the power button along with the ?D? key on the keyboard. Please ensure you release them both at the same time.
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Originally Posted by dextrozine

my laptop suddenly become black but lcd light it on.... i'm also hear sound the windows boot normally but no image/video at all.... i tried to connect another monitor still no image/video just appear error massage 'Out Of Range' then i try another monitor also error massage ' please adjust refresh rate '... so actually what problem here my monitor or gpu??

Hi and welcome

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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quicksetClick to expand...

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Does the system overheat? Does this happen with or without the adapter connected? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? What applications are you using when the issue occurs?
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Hi gogreenandgold21, Welcome to the Dell Community Forum. Please try the following mentioned steps to identify the hardware functionality. 1. Please shut down the computer, remove all connected devices like Power cable, USB devices and press and hold Power button for 40 seconds 2. Restart the computer and Tap F12, select the option Diagnostics 3. Please run a complete Diagnostics on your computer and make a note of any error message. 4. If the screen still displays a black screen, please try connecting an External Monitor and let us know if everything else works fine. 5. If you’re able to boot into the system, please try updating the BIOS and Video drivers from this link
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 screen problem

Okay, I'm new to this forum and only moderately computer literate. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 that I had to completely reformat after a failed Vista update completely shut down my computer. After a good friend help me get my stuff using DOS, we had to completely reinstall with the CDs that came with the computer. Now when I view something like a video the screen will either go black or look like wallpaper and not come back on. I have to completely shut down and then turn it back on. Can anyone help me with this problem? I have updated the graphics driver.
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A:Beige Screen on Dell inspiron 8000

sounds to me like the backlight has gone. Try looking at the screen under both bright and low light to see if you can see an image - if you can this would confirm the diagnosis.
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A:Screen Fades - Dell Inspiron 15 7547

I am sorry to read that you are having this problem.   I suggest running diagnostics before replacing any parts, especially if you are able to resolve the issue by a hard restart.   
As another test I suggest making sure that the AC adapter is attached, and that the Windows power plan has been set to "High Performance" (press the windows  and x keys together, choose power options, power plans, advanced and then High Performance). 
Check the environment where the notebook is being used,  does it behave the same where no matter where it is being used, or only seems to happen at specific areas.
Let me know if having the power hooked up all of the time makes a difference and the results of the diagnostics and we can go from there.
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A:dell inspiron 1720 with black screen

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
Anything done to fix a Black Screen may cause loss of your documents. Lets save your stuff, first.
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A:Screen Issues with Dell Inspiron 1420

Try to connect an external monitor to the laptop and see if you can get the display to appear.
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A:Blue Screen on Dell 518 Inspiron with Vistax64


It is very unfortunate that your warranty expired a week ago. Have you tried Safe Mode? If you can access it, can you please navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump, zip up the contents of that folder and upload it to your next post. Then we can analyse it properly for you.

All your Stop codes are different and point to different problems, but can you re-run Memory Test, and give us the full results including Address. Unfortunately, it sounds like one of your sticks of RAM has broken.

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I have Dell inspiron N5010 laptop, two days back screen is suddenly gone blank. when I power on the laptop the power button and notification lights are glowing, fan is also working but nothing come on the screen. I tried to go to BIOS but BIOS is not opening also not even Dell logo is coming on startup. what is the problem with my laptop. can anyone help me with this issue
Manjeet Singh

A:Dell Inspiron N5010 screen gone blank

Hi manjeetsingh13,
Thank you for reaching to Dell Community Forum.
Please connect an external monitor and check if you get any display.
Do you hear any beeps from the system?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
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A:Dell Inspiron 2200-Busted LCD Screen

For question one, try to plug the laptop into an external monitor and see if it boots up. You might have to press function (Fn) and f8 at the same time until something comes up.