dell laptop screen wont come on

Dell Inspiron 1464 notebook
November 2, 2010 at 16:16:32
Specs: Windows 7
when the computer is turned on the screen remains dark

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November 2, 2010 at 20:42:37
Try removing the battery, reinstalling and restarting (not likely to help, but it is the simplest thing to try). If under warranty, stop here and go back for warranty repair. Otherwise your probable causes (assuming you are getting otherwise normal activity) are:
Loose connector for the monitor.
Dead monitor.
Dead video circuit (typically on motherboard on laptops)
Things to try yourself:
Take (borrow) a desktop monitor (VGA) and plug it into your laptop and see if it works.
If it works, your video circuit is good and look to the first two on the list.
If it does not work, there is not much you yourself can do, look to pro.
If the external monitor works, and you are comfortable with this, you may want to open it up and check any connectors, otherwise, at least you know more before you go in for service.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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