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[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?

Q: [SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?


I've been working on a dell inspiron 1525 today and cant figure what is causing this problem.

The laptop boots, displays the post screen, and then the screen goes black.
You can boot into BIOS,
You can boot into the Boot menu.

You cannot boot into safe mode, the f8 key does nothing,
when using the boot menu, u can't boot into a windows disc to reload the operating system, it just goes black.
I did however manage to boot into a linux cd i have and run a HDD test (what passed) and a memory test (what also passed).

It does exactly the same on an external monitor aswell so I am lost with this one.

Any ideas would be appreciated

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A: [SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?

Which OS is on the computer?
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Thanks for your hellp,


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I have tried to diagnose it and found the following error…

Error Code 0F00:137B
Msg: DVDW_4-Disk is missing/blank, insert data disk (Examle:RCD)
The given Error code and message can be used by Dell Technology Support to help diagnose the problem.
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will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?Thanks for your help.TammieHi Tammie and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.A CD drive or DVD drive is usually manufactured as a plug and play device, therefore there are no drivers required for it to work with a system.The plug and play technology is built right into the motherboard, that is where it begins.So a CD or DVD drive can be booted to regardless of whether there is even a hard drive installed, as long as the disk in the drive is burned as a boot disk.So a basic answer is, no you do not need drivers.Hope that answers your question and you are much welcomed for my reply.Bruce.
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I'm no expert but this happens to me too.

Just wait 3-4 minutes while you see the black screen and your computer will eventually start normally.
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Sounds like you are experiencing hard drive failure, or hard drive corruption. I just repaired a computer with the exactly same issue, and realized that the partition tables on the drive was corrupted. Then after further diagnosis, realized that the partition tables were corrupted due to the drive physically failing.

Do you have a Dell partition for the hard drive utility?

Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive

The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden
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NOTE: If your computer cannot display a
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page 50.
1. Ensure that the computer is connected to an
electrical outlet that is known to be working
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immediately. Select Diagnostics from the
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NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating
system logo appears, continue to wait until
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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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closing duplicate, your other post is at Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.


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

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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??

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please re install a copy of the above file above."

i have a dell inspiron e1505

its a pretty commun laptop and i got 1 problem. i dont have any discs or windows disks or even reboot discs. i hope there is a way we can resolve this problem without disks.

thanks alot community!

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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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Dell Inspiron 5547 Black Border around screen - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

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Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly check if you can drain all the excess power from the system .
Check if you are able to run the LCD BIST .

1.                    Turn the computer off.
2.                    Press and hold the D key while pressing the power button. This will start the Laptop LCD BIST.
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4.                     The laptop will restart when the test is finished.
Kindly private message the service tag to the system .
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Does this happen with or without the adapter connected? What applications are using when the display goes blank? Is the mouse cursor still seen and active when the display goes blank? Does the system overheat? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? 
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We?re listening, we?ll surely check and assist you accordingly. Please PM us with the service tag, registered owner?s name and your email address, we?ll look into available options. To send a private message, click on my name and select ?Send private message?.
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Has this issue ever been fixed?  This is exactly what mine does now.
I'm ready to forget about and buy something new, but would like my pictures, etc off my laptop.
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A:Black Screen with Backlight Still On - Dell Inspiron 15, 7000 Series Laptop

Try system diagnostics to see if it finds any problem in the components:

Press F12 after power on
Select diagnostics.

You can also check Windows Event Viewer for any error message that was logged when the black screen crash happened.

Window-X => Event Viewer
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The 5 beeps are normally a signal that there is a problem with the CMOS battery that powers the BIOS on the system (among a few other things).  This is not the battery that you think of that powers the system on, off, etc., when it's not plugged into an ac adapter.
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Do you get any indicator lights that the system is booting besides a black screen?
Are there any lights on the monitor?
Try shining a light to the screen what do you see?
Pressing the screen side buttons for menu does the online display come on?
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After several failed attempts it will boot
Any ideas on how to fix this?


A:Dell Inspiron 15 laptop repeatably beeps on start up with black screen and does not boot

Hi Gary,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the system switches ON.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if you are able to turn on the system.

If the system is not switching ON please connect the external monitor and check if the system is switching ON then I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

Turn on or restart the computer.
Immediately at the Dell logo screen, starting tapping the <F12> key once a second until the One Time Boot menu appears (if the computer boots to Windows turn the computer off and try again).
At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, PSA+ or Enter ePSA, then press <Enter> to begin the hardware Diagnostics.
Write down any error codes listed. Reply to us with the error codes.

Since the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop computer emits a series of beeps during start-up if the LCD cannot display errors or problems. Please let me know the number of beeps you are receiving during startup as
Let us know your findings.
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A:Dell inspiron 15 3537 black screen after logo and cant access to recovery / repair system

Thanks for writing to us. 
Please load bios by tapping on f2 during bootup and check if the HD is detected. 
If possible you can try this HD on another machine or another HD on this machine. Also please run diagnostics from f12 menu and if the test passes, then consider formatting the system first. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message.

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A:Black screen with blinking cursor & M1004 error code: Dell Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro

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A:Solved: Dell inspiron 1525 program problem's

Alot of these units came out with bad ram and can cause various symptoms
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A:Inspiron 1525 Backlight issue but inverter and screen are good!?!?

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A:Black Screen During WIN 7 POST , Black Screen Even In Safe Mode

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A:Replacement Screen for Dell Inspirion 1525

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