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Old 07-26-2011, 01:46 PM
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Default What causes the screen to go black on your laptop?

My Dell laptop was still on but while I was typng the entire screen just cut off suddenly. Anyone know what may have caused this?
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Backlight probably went out, or you put your phone or finger or something over the little plunger that makes the backlight turn on and off (newer laptops don't have this though, it's built into the hinge).

If you bring it into a bright room (or grab a flashlight) and look REAAAAAAALLY close at the screen, do you still see icons/browser/etc?
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:45 PM
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Backlight probably went out, or you put your phone or finger or something over the little plunger that makes the backlight turn on and off (newer laptops don't have this though, it's built into the hinge).

If you bring it into a bright room (or grab a flashlight) and look REAAAAAAALLY close at the screen, do you still see icons/browser/etc?
Yes but it's still very dark. So what causes the backlight to go out?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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Movement, dust, and time normally.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:28 PM
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Movement, dust, and time normally.
Nothing to do with a flash drive being inside the laptop for 3 days?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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Nothing to do with a flash drive being inside the laptop for 3 days?
Not at all. There isn't any correlation between the two. It happens to everyone, it is a fatigable item, just like a light bulb in your lamp.
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