owenhomekeeper of the magic blue smokePremium
reply to freakout9903
Re: Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop LCD problem Sounds like your backlight is out. Some units have replaceable backlights though! You really won't know until you get the screen out and have a look at it.
Cpu heat will have nothing to do with the backlight, especially at boot. You're right there.
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