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dead video

by dancegramma / March 10, 2012 12:28 AM PST

i have a dell inspiron 6400. the video stopped working. i hooked it to another monitor and that one worked fine. do i need a new backlight or screen/convertor? how can i know and what part do i order? when checking screens i see a few different options. soooo confused.

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Clarification Request
Which 6400?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2012 12:32 AM PST
In reply to: dead video

I found more than a few models. Also, you learn quickly that you can't guess which part but can use methods to reduce the number of guesses.

For example the first thing I do is the GENERIC RESET. Takes about 2 minutes and is not harmful to machine or data.

That and how to test the inverter is at the top of this forum.
Bob

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dead video
by dancegramma / March 10, 2012 12:36 AM PST
In reply to: Which 6400?

thanks going to try testing inverter. judy

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dead vidoe
by dancegramma / March 10, 2012 12:45 AM PST
In reply to: Which 6400?

ok so im really a newbe. cant find where to do generic reset or how to test the inverter

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thanks but need more help
by dancegramma / March 10, 2012 9:16 AM PST
In reply to: Which 6400?

i tried the generic reset but that wasnt the problem . where do i go to test the inverter. thanks for all your help

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In the forum sticky is The Laptop Repair Book ()
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2012 4:16 AM PDT

"The Laptop Repair Book (some of it online)" is the title and in his book which they graciously gave us bonus material is a method.
Bob

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