The laptop in question is an Inspiron 1545. It’s running Windows 7. When it’s powered on, the screen is either black, though back-lit, black with vertical white stripes on roughly a fifth of the screen, or black with white as well as thinner, colored stripes vertically, still on about a fifth of the screen. It won’t progress to the Windows start page. Trying to get it to start in safe mode doesn’t do anything. It has a VGA out, but when I plugged it into an external monitor, it won’t actually output to the monitor. I’m thinking it’s either a driver issue or a connection issue. Any advice?
I did not find the right solution from the internet.
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