Having an issue with my Inspiron 1525. I will start it up, and the screen will come up for a few seconds, long enough to get through the Dell start up screen.
A second or two after that, though, the monitor goes black, and I can not get it to come back on. Occasionally, after a minute, it will come back on for a second or two, but then goes black again.
The machine is making it's normal startup noises, and if I do a hard shutdown, and get lucky, the monitor will stay on long enough for me to get the "Windows did not shut down completely" screen, with the option to start in Safe Mode. However, it goes black again before I can do anything. ( At least with this, I know Windows is loading.)
I have noticed that if I do a hard shutdown a couple of times and get it to the screen where I can choose repair install or start normally, and let it start normally, chkdsk comes up and runs (and finds no issues), and the monitor runs normally.
If I get it to run normally, I can shut it off, let it sit for a few minutes, and restart it, and everything works normally. I only seem to get the blacked out monitor when I start the machine after a period of it being off, say overnight, or at least a few hours.
Here is something that may be related: For the past couple of weeks, my charger is not working fully. The CPU says it can not identify the charger, and will not recharge, and the CPU "may run slower." However, when I use another charger, I do not get that issue. May the monitor issue be related to this?
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