I have a dell studio 1735 which suddenly lost the image to the screen, when I power up I get the dell logo briefly in orange then nothing, the laptop continues to boot and plays the welcome sound, I have replaced the small screen convertor, didn't make any difference also I have replaced motherboard still no difference, doe not output to external vdu when pressing f8, do not know where to go from here any input would be greatly received
Dell studio 1735 logo briefly in orange then nothing
Sorry for the delay - I was trying to find the user manual to ensure you are pressing the right key to switch to an external monitor. I fear you are using the correct key, but forgetting that the [Fn] button also has to be pressed (so its [Fn] + [F8] .
Can you see anything at all on the screen? it might be very feint and you might need to catch the light on the screen right to be able to see it. Using a torch is often helpful here. If you can see something (but you have to know where things are on your desktop to know what to look for) then your backlight has failed and it will need a new screen.
I know you have changed the "converter" (did you mean INVERTER?). I have changed a few of these , but found sometimes they have to be the exact same one for the device. They definately have to be the one for the model of machine, but some are really fussy.
Yes it is the invertor not convertor, when I boot I get the dell logo on screen with the loading bar in orange then it flickers and disappears after that just a black screen also when it has been on a while my backlit keyboard lights stops working
What puzzles me is that if the screen is faulty then I still should be able to switch to a outside vdu? but it won't activate it, so I presume the problem lies somewhere else, the only things not been replaced is cabling, and cpu