How expensive that is to fix. Since it runs about 1/2 the cost of a new laptop let's hope you kept the warranty in force. The 1100 didn't have a video card like your desktops. That "card" is just parts on the motherboard. The likely failure are the cables from the motherboard to the LCD or the motherboard.
Dell 1100 inspiration windowsxp home, my screen started acting up i would boot up get on line and 2 minutes later lose my screen, and I could close my laptop open up again and it would work for a while now that is not working . I can hear it working in the background but n picture now?? Do I need a video card? and where is it?.. Thanks for any reply .. Lineman