Message Edited by Niblick05 on 11-29-2005 01:47 AM
Niblick05 wrote:I've tried hooking it up to an external monitor (which also happens to be a Dell LCD) but the external LCD doesn't get the signal when Fn and F8 are pressed. MY Laptop screen, however, comes back on. So, basically, you can get the screen to come back on by either pressing power button twice or pressing Fn and F8. Another scenario: pressing the power button on and off when the LCD is hooked up to an external monitor allows the Windows screen to be displayed on both the LCD and the external monitor.We're thinking this is a video card or video card drivers problem. Obviously, the backlight is not an issue. Seems like hooking the laptop to an external monitor didn't really narrow down the possible problems because my laptop, apparently, only sends signals to external monitors whenever it feels like it. Opinions? Different experiences?Message Edited by Niblick05 on 11-29-2005 01:47 AM
Hi! I am having a related, if not exactly the same, problem. After my Inspiron 6000 has been in standby (when the screen naturally goes black, and should), about 30-40% of the times I try to start it again, either by opening it up (if it's been closed) or hitting a key/the power button (if it's been open), it sounds like the fan starts running, and the wifi light is on, but I get no reaction from the screen, and my only option seems to hold the power button in until it turns off, and then do a total reboot.
I've tried the Fn 8 thing, but it gives no reaction. Any other tips?