hello, so barely 3 days ago my laptop was working fine but lately it hasnt been booting up properly. i hit the power button and it wirrrs up and all the usual sounds but NO VISUALS at all?!?
my laptop is set to sleep when on low power and i routinely hibernate it.
After work it went to sleep and i didnt recharge it immediately. next morning booted it up and thus the problem started.
iv tried removing the back tray and cleaning it with a dry cloth. i think i remember installing updates too.
if anyone can shed any light on my problem here it'd be grateful.
yeah its a Dell XPS m1530 and i have it running on just the battery and leaving it to run out.
could it be a problem with the graphics card. its weird because i didnt get any error before about it...no updates with nvidia either...
It would be worth plugging it into a monitor, if you have access to one (may have to change the output with Fn + one of the number buttons - varies from make to make). If it works, it's the cable, inverter, screen. If it doesn't, it's a major fault with the mobo.
thanks for the reply onthelimit1.
i followed your suggestion exactly but no luck thus far.
I tried it on my PC monitor(VGA)but it didnt show anything at all. the same for my TV downstairs(HDMI)... what more can i do?
i cant afford a new laptop now, especially with Uni starting in less than a month i really need my Laptop!
yes iv nearly everything. i even removed the screen to see everything was connected up properly, found an unconnected wire which i thought would be the solution but sadly it wasnt?!
it was really difficult to do however.
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