Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop Repair – Virus and Screen Flickering Problem

Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop Repair – Virus and Screen Flickering Problem

Work on a Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop reveals some failed wires in the LCD harness located along the hinge area creating a pinch point on the delicate wires.
The Virus that this computer had on it was the so called FBI virus as seen in recent news media reports, where the on board web cam starts up and you are instructed to buy products at a certain retailer to rid yourself of the virus.
This video also demonstrates how to open a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop for repair and some final thoughts on the future of high end consumer electronic repair in Steve’s personal opinion.


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  1. wyzemann
    wyzemann 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Your prediction in this 2012 upload was spot on! With every passing year, notebooks are becoming nothing more than BULKY tablets, for now. MS just released their "new" laptop with an Alcantara fabric covered palm rest/keyboard. There is no way to self-open, diagnose, and/or repair that atrocity due to its ugly fabric unless you send it to a certified MS repair center under warranty.

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  2. Dennis
    Dennis 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Do you have a video how you replaced that cable? I have exact same issue in this sh*t laptop that Dell sells.

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  3. 0O00OO0O00OO0O00OO
    0O00OO0O00OO0O00OO 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Your video gives me hope. I volunteered to help my friend's sister with her Inspiron whose screen shut off when the lid is fully opened. I damaged the plastic hinges due to it being brittle plastic 😡 so what I will do is use the excuse that the plastic hinge protectors were the culprit for pinching the cables and causing the problem lol and so I removed them. It'll look ugly but I hope it works after I finish it. Dell consumer electronics are a pain with their fragile tabs and plastic pieces that are screwed into

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  4. Jamey Summers
    Jamey Summers 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Great video!

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  5. Karolina Orea
    Karolina Orea 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    I had this problem but after some time it started working again

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  6. Asha Renfro
    Asha Renfro 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    i have a dell laptop inspiron 15 and the screen just started flickering about 3 maby 4 weeks ago it was only when i would move my screen but now it started to do it when i booted it up today.

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  7. Spare14All
    Spare14All 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Hey thanks for sharing, i have the same laptop with the exact same problem… You have saved me alot of time, Thanks again!

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  8. MrLGDUK
    MrLGDUK 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Thank you! This will help me to sort out my own laptop screen which has exactly the same problem. I am much obliged.

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  9. Ashley J
    Ashley J 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    I have a question. I have a dell Insprion 1750 the laptop has one flaw the battery will not fit inside the laptop. i tried moving the prongs and now i messed it up more. Do you know how to replace the battery connector thing?

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  10. hamradio Ham
    hamradio Ham 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    yea i have a dell e1705 same problem but its with the backlight at reboot its dim but  wait a few seconds it comes on 100% then at  random goes back to 40 % (dim) so after messing with the video cable from the  board the same thing its very touchy where the hinges are on the  left side so im looking to replace the cable 🙂

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  11. GloryGang
    GloryGang 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    I have a dell inspiron N5010 and the screen well start up to load but when its time to put in the password word that screen doesn't open up

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  12. Leonardo Penza
    Leonardo Penza 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Thank you GuruBrew, I had a horizontal line in my Inspiron laptop. It appeared without explanation, but I followed your tips, and I started pressing the border of the screen and the line dissapeared. Excuse my gramatic, and thank you again!! Greetings from Uruguay!!

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  13. Erica Vandeven
    Erica Vandeven 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Thank you 🙂 this video helps me a lot. Now i can take it apart and look at wires.Btw love the use of guitar pic. Great idea!

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  14. GuruBrew
    GuruBrew 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    The customer decided not to fix the computer and bought a new one. I have seen this problem on multiple occasions with this computer and it is a common problem. If I get another one in I will record a video.

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  15. The Best Purple
    The Best Purple 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Are you going to do a video about replacing the wire?

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  16. GuruBrew
    GuruBrew 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Sorry, we service walk ins only and only on a limited qty.

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  17. kyle young
    kyle young 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    can I send you a laptop for a CPU upgrade if I buy the parts

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  18. GuruBrew
    GuruBrew 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Hi, I have now seen several 1750s with the same problem. The wire harness is worn and shorted by being pinched at the hinge. You problem is 85% wire harness trouble. It can be an expensive fix at a shop unless you attempt to do this yourself. Sorry I just cannot say for sure without checking it myself. Good Luck

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  19. Simon Ferré
    Simon Ferré 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    My wife's Inspiron 1750 doesn't have the exact same problem, her screen will suddenly go completely white (without being moved or touched), then it is as if it is flickering white/off white, sometimes with differently shaded areas of white at the edges, or down the middle, but it will go away (sometimes) if she shuts the lid and re-opens it or changes to projector mode then changes back. Would that be the inverter, the cable or the screen (out of warranty). It's driving her mad. Awaiting reply.

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  20. PARAMOUNT121
    PARAMOUNT121 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    thanks for the quick reply

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  21. GuruBrew
    GuruBrew 4 January, 2022, 16:07

    Google New Dell Inspiron 1750 Lcd Led Video Cable 17.3" G600T on Amazon. About $24.00

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