laptop screen flickering then fading to black

September 15, 2010 at 00:13:09
Specs: Windows Vista, 3034mb ram

my Dell Inspiron laptop has been doing this weird thing lately for i dont know what reason, but the screen will start flickering an then slowly fade to black, but not completely black, just black enough for u to still barely see whats on the screen. When i move the laptop lid back and forth it either makes it better or makes it worse, and if i restart my computer it most the time fixes it for a little while but goes back to doing the same after a while

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#1
September 15, 2010 at 01:07:15

It is likely the cable from the mainboard to screen is frayed and needs replacing, if you go to Dell Support you can download the manual for the laptop...

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#2
October 18, 2010 at 17:01:57

This happened to me on Latitude 610m laptop until the screen would no longer stay "on" for more than a minute or two. So, I started using my sister's Inspiron 600m. No problems on that one until yesterday when I started getting the same issue. What is the chance that the same problem could be affecting both of my computers? I really think there is some sort of software issue or setting that is creating this issue. I read somewhere about it being a microsoft .net issue. Is that possible?

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#3
October 18, 2010 at 20:45:21

Boot up into BIOS and if the screen dims you know it's nothing to do with windows.

A failing backlight sounds more likely

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