Just to see what would happen...I unplugged the laptop and ran it on the battery and it worked fine.
What would cause it to work on battery but not when it's plugged into the power source.
Of course, my warranty expired.
I have a Inspiron 1520 running Windows XP. I have been in and out of the hospital, and the laptop has been been being used for months. A few days ago, I turned it on and it loaded Windows and then went to loading perferences, got it online and then this black "screen" (for lack of a better word) apppeared. The strange thing is you can still see the website that I was behind this black "sheer" type screen. I was unable to go anywhere, so I shut down and did a rebot. The same thing happened again, then again twice yesterday.
Prior to not using it....it was running fine and I've never had a issue with it.
All anti virus and spyware are update.
I tried again before coming here and they same thing happened. What is weird is you can see the website behind this "sheer black screen".
Any ideas or help would be appreciated very much. Thought I would try here before having to make a call to Dell...which is like pulling out teeth.