Laptop issue

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Jay Daveport, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Jay Daveport

    Jay Daveport Guest

    My Inspiron 8100 which I purchased new 3 years ago (no longer under
    warranty) developed a bright purple vertical line on the display a month
    ago. This line was never present on an external monitor. A few weeks ago, I
    removed the keyboard and disconnected and reconnected the LCD cable where it
    connects to the main board or video card. The problem went away for about a
    week but is back now. I tried reseating the cable again, but it did not help
    this time. My question, is this thing worth fixing? It has a 1000hz
    processor, 512 RAM, etc. I'm assuming that it will require a new display to
    be fixed. Anyone know where a used one could be purchased for a reasonable
    price?

    Many thanks and Happy Easter.
    Jay
     
    Jay Daveport, Mar 27, 2005
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    Chet Guest

    If it really has a 1000Hz processor it was probably built in the 1930s and
    should be in a museum. Perhaps you meant 1000 mHz (1 GHz).
    "Jay Daveport" <> wrote in message
    news:aQE1e.18703$%...
    > My Inspiron 8100 which I purchased new 3 years ago (no longer under
    > warranty) developed a bright purple vertical line on the display a month
    > ago. This line was never present on an external monitor. A few weeks ago,

    I
    > removed the keyboard and disconnected and reconnected the LCD cable where

    it
    > connects to the main board or video card. The problem went away for about

    a
    > week but is back now. I tried reseating the cable again, but it did not

    help
    > this time. My question, is this thing worth fixing? It has a 1000hz
    > processor, 512 RAM, etc. I'm assuming that it will require a new display

    to
    > be fixed. Anyone know where a used one could be purchased for a reasonable
    > price?
    >
    > Many thanks and Happy Easter.
    > Jay
    >
    >
    >
     
    Chet, Mar 27, 2005
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  3. Jay Daveport

    Jay Daveport Guest

    Yes, I meant 1 GHz.
    "Chet" <chartley(nospam)> wrote in message
    news:WlF1e.108159$r55.89658@attbi_s52...
    > If it really has a 1000Hz processor it was probably built in the 1930s and
    > should be in a museum. Perhaps you meant 1000 mHz (1 GHz).
    > "Jay Daveport" <> wrote in message
    > news:aQE1e.18703$%...
    >> My Inspiron 8100 which I purchased new 3 years ago (no longer under
    >> warranty) developed a bright purple vertical line on the display a month
    >> ago. This line was never present on an external monitor. A few weeks ago,

    > I
    >> removed the keyboard and disconnected and reconnected the LCD cable where

    > it
    >> connects to the main board or video card. The problem went away for about

    > a
    >> week but is back now. I tried reseating the cable again, but it did not

    > help
    >> this time. My question, is this thing worth fixing? It has a 1000hz
    >> processor, 512 RAM, etc. I'm assuming that it will require a new display

    > to
    >> be fixed. Anyone know where a used one could be purchased for a
    >> reasonable
    >> price?
    >>
    >> Many thanks and Happy Easter.
    >> Jay
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Jay Daveport, Mar 27, 2005
    #3
  4. Jay Daveport

    JANA Guest

    In laptops, the ribbon cable from the screen to the drive connector to where
    it connects in the main section, can go intermittent or defective with use.
    Call the support people for your laptop, and see if they will sell you a
    replacement cable.

    With many of these products, they may not sell the parts. They may insist
    you send them the computer for proper service. You may have to comply to get
    your computer serviced, or if you can find a ribbon cable from a used
    machine. Take care with used parts, that sometimes the used one has the same
    fault that you had, since it is from the same type of model.


    --

    JANA
    _____


    "Jay Daveport" <> wrote in message
    news:aQE1e.18703$%...
    > My Inspiron 8100 which I purchased new 3 years ago (no longer under
    > warranty) developed a bright purple vertical line on the display a month
    > ago. This line was never present on an external monitor. A few weeks ago,

    I
    > removed the keyboard and disconnected and reconnected the LCD cable where

    it
    > connects to the main board or video card. The problem went away for about

    a
    > week but is back now. I tried reseating the cable again, but it did not

    help
    > this time. My question, is this thing worth fixing? It has a 1000hz
    > processor, 512 RAM, etc. I'm assuming that it will require a new display

    to
    > be fixed. Anyone know where a used one could be purchased for a reasonable
    > price?
    >
    > Many thanks and Happy Easter.
    > Jay
    >
    >
    >
     
    JANA, Mar 28, 2005
    #4
  5. Jay Daveport

    Nuo Zeng Woo Guest

    JANA, <> wrote:


    > In laptops, the ribbon cable from the screen to the drive connector


    *blink*

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHA!
     
    Nuo Zeng Woo, Mar 28, 2005
    #5
  6. Jay Daveport

    Jana Guest

    Slight correction:

    When I said drive connector, I meant graphics drive connector

    --

    JANA
    _____


    "JANA" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    In laptops, the ribbon cable from the screen to the drive connector to where
    it connects in the main section, can go intermittent or defective with use.
    Call the support people for your laptop, and see if they will sell you a
    replacement cable.

    With many of these products, they may not sell the parts. They may insist
    you send them the computer for proper service. You may have to comply to get
    your computer serviced, or if you can find a ribbon cable from a used
    machine. Take care with used parts, that sometimes the used one has the same
    fault that you had, since it is from the same type of model.


    --

    JANA
    _____


    "Jay Daveport" <> wrote in message
    news:aQE1e.18703$%...
    > My Inspiron 8100 which I purchased new 3 years ago (no longer under
    > warranty) developed a bright purple vertical line on the display a month
    > ago. This line was never present on an external monitor. A few weeks ago,

    I
    > removed the keyboard and disconnected and reconnected the LCD cable where

    it
    > connects to the main board or video card. The problem went away for about

    a
    > week but is back now. I tried reseating the cable again, but it did not

    help
    > this time. My question, is this thing worth fixing? It has a 1000hz
    > processor, 512 RAM, etc. I'm assuming that it will require a new display

    to
    > be fixed. Anyone know where a used one could be purchased for a reasonable
    > price?
    >
    > Many thanks and Happy Easter.
    > Jay
    >
    >
    >
     
    Jana, Mar 30, 2005
    #6
  7. Jay Daveport

    Drifter Guest

    On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:26:21 -0500, "Jana" <> wrote:

    >
    >Slight correction:
    >
    >When I said drive connector, I meant graphics drive connector


    Unfortunately many of the Dell products have that ribbon mounted on
    the inverter for the screen so if you want to replace the ribbon you
    have to replace the inverter and thus the screen itself. Still it
    might be worthwhile for the OP to call dell and ask for a part number.


    Drifter
    "I've been here, I've been there..."
     
    Drifter, Mar 30, 2005
    #7
  8. Jana, <> wrote:

    > "JANA" <> wrote in message
    > news:...


    >> In laptops, the ribbon cable from the screen to the drive
    >> connector


    > Slight correction:
    >
    > When I said drive connector, I meant graphics drive connector


    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You were laughed at the first time and
    your fuckwitted correction is even funnier.

    Your search - "graphics drive connector" - did not match any documents.

    You know **** all and make it all up as you go along, don't you, cuntfungus?
     
    Kogir the gudgeon-vexer, Mar 30, 2005
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