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Inspiron 1521 screen going black

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December 30, 2010 2:10:36 AM

My wife's laptop Inspiron 1521's screen goes black after between and hour and 3 hours use. It is intermittent, sometimes working ok for a few days.
We have put a new battery in it. Could it be getting too hot or not getting enough current from the 2 prong outlet she uses? It is very annoying to be typing an email and the screen goes black! Thanks for any help.
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January 13, 2011 2:04:59 PM

Excessive heat could cause that, although you should experience some video stuttering before it happens. make sure the airflow outlets are free from any obstruction. Use a pressurized air can to clean the vents, and do not use the laptop... on a lap. She is getting enough power from the outlet, otherwise the battery would not charge.
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