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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 7:37:00 PM

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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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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 8:33:54 PM

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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
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:46:07 PM

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
>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 10:26:40 PM

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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
>>
>>
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 10:26:41 PM

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"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
March 28, 2005 3:32:22 AM

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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
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:54:24 PM

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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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