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Old 11-24-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
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Question Display Turns Off-Dell Inspiron 9200

What I have is a very nice Dell Inspiron 9200 17" Laptop-I turn it on and it boots through POST and into Windows-(XP)-It stays on for a few minutes then the Display just turns off. The computer keeps running as if it is still showing a display-but No Display.
Just wondering if anyone else has this issue and if there is a fix.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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Updating the bios might help. I reset cmos on a vaio laptop sometime back and that solved a similar issue.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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Updating the bios might help. I reset cmos on a vaio laptop sometime back and that solved a similar issue.
Thank you for the reply. I'll try it--I thought of that but I could not get to the internet. I'll just download it and let it load prior to boot. I also think it my be a thermal issue but the fans are working and there was not any obstruction.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Display Turns Off-Dell Inspiron 9200

I have a 9400 and did not come with a charger and picked up one of these replacement ones and it failed in a couple of weeks. During the boot shows the Starting Windows screen and then the display went black.
Measured the charger and it was 0.15V.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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I also think it my be a thermal issue but the fans are working and there was not any obstruction.
Thank you
Have you checked the thermal paste, and renewed the thermal pad???
Also this maybe a heatpipe failure on the heatsink
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #6
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Check the screen with a torch - had this happen with a Dell 1501 and it was the backlight CCFL.. It would die after a few minutes use. Unusual, but there you go!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #7
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Have you checked the thermal paste, and renewed the thermal pad???
Also this maybe a heatpipe failure on the heatsink
I appreciate your feedback--I will try it-its a simple thing and I will let you know. I am out of town right now but I will follow up. Thank you
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #8
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Check the screen with a torch - had this happen with a Dell 1501 and it was the backlight CCFL.. It would die after a few minutes use. Unusual, but there you go!
I ordered another CCFL. Going to try it as soon as I can. Appreciate the feedback-what a great thing this is. Thank you
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