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Dell Inspiron 5150 Screen Goes Black


I have a dell inspiron 5150 laptop. A few months ago i began to have a problem with it - if i moved the laptop (in some cases even lightly touched it), i would hear a soft click and the screen would go black. Even though it appeared to be off, the power light was still green, indicating the computer was on. This behavior is random and variable - some days i can move the computer all over the place and it works normal, other times i don't even touch it, or barely touch it, and the screen goes black. The only way i have found to deal with it is to manually power it down by holding the power button and restarting - most of this time this works, but i obviously lose or have to restart whatever i was working on. When i originally spoke to dell, they did several diagnostics, found no red flags, and told me it was a ms windows problem, despite that manually touching the computer caused the problem to occur (in my naivete this sounds like a hardware problem to me). The second time i talked to them, they had me take out all the components of my computer (cd drive, memory, battery) and then put it all back. They said it could have been a faulty connection. Despite this, a few weeks later the problem emerged again. So, i was wondering if anyone might have an idea as to what this problem might be and how to fix it. I've posted on this sight and in this forum because i found a similar thread about a screen going blank, although the details of that problem appeared to be different.

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