Im not bad at fixing desktops so I bought 2 broken laptops cheap. Figure i cant go wrong by just selling the ram, hard drives, cpu, battery, etc, if i cant get them going.
Best one is a Dell Inspiron 1750. It works fine except that I have to use an external monitor. The main screen, well, it boots to windows because i can see a small ribbon of windows on the left and the right hand side. The rest is a combination of a bunch of thin colored lines and then a very large black x over top the whole thing. The X is like someone threw some black paint and it happened to make a sort of X. I have no way of finding out if someone sat on the screen or not but there is no sign of actual damage to the screen. It seems to me like i need a new screen for this but i am new at reparing laptops so i dont know for sure. Maybe the video card? Can anyone help me diagnose what the problem would be? the notebook is worth fixing as it has 4 gb ram, 500 gb hard drive, runs win 7, and a dual core cpu. It shipped the middle of 2010 so its not even 2 yrs old yet.
Any help would be appreciated.