Inspiron 8100 problem

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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
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I meant 1 GHz processor ( I had a brain fart!)
    "Jay Daveport" <jdave11nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:APE1e.18701$GP5.10650@fe04.lga...
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    You may be able to have the display repaired by an LCD repair
    specialist. That will cost less than a new display ($150 or less, vs.
    $400+ for a new panel), and it's less risky than buying a panel of
    unknown history from an unknown supplier on EBay.


    Jay Daveport wrote:
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Thanks so much for the info. Where is a place that does LCD repair? Also,
    I've read that this was a common issue on this model of laptop. Also, I've
    read that sometimes a bad cable can do this as well.
    "Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:3aord7F63crrcU1@individual.net...
    > You may be able to have the display repaired by an LCD repair specialist.
    > That will cost less than a new display ($150 or less, vs. $400+ for a new
    > panel), and it's less risky than buying a panel of unknown history from an
    > unknown supplier on EBay.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Jay Daveport wrote:
    >> 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
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Jay Daveport" <jdave11nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:FiH1e.16477$CS6.8732@fe07.lga...
    > Thanks so much for the info. Where is a place that does LCD repair? Also,
    > I've read that this was a common issue on this model of laptop. Also, I've
    > read that sometimes a bad cable can do this as well.


    I don't know these people, but you might shoot them an e-mail to get some
    information and ideas.

    http://www.parts-people.com/


    Stew
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Youll pick one up on Ebay and yes its worth repairing
    "Jay Daveport" <jdave11nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:WEF1e.18904$tq6.3011@fe04.lga...
    >I meant 1 GHz processor ( I had a brain fart!)
    > "Jay Daveport" <jdave11nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    > news:APE1e.18701$GP5.10650@fe04.lga...
    >> 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
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Here is one:

    http://www.mmits.com/lcd_repair.htm

    There are a lot of them - you may want to do a google search and then
    follow up with a request for references (or a query to the BBB in the
    repair shop's locale).


    Jay Daveport wrote:
    > Thanks so much for the info. Where is a place that does LCD repair? Also,
    > I've read that this was a common issue on this model of laptop. Also, I've
    > read that sometimes a bad cable can do this as well.
    > "Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
    > news:3aord7F63crrcU1@individual.net...
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