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Dell Laptop LCD question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by designwebs, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. designwebs

    designwebs Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2005
    I have a dell laptop that the LCD screens seems to have stopped working on. I have a question though. The screen appears to be blank although when I shine a light like say a flashlight against then screen you can see all the icons. What could be wrong with it. Do I have to replace the LCD screen or just replace a bulb?

    Any thoughts or comments.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Sounds like the backlight has failed.

    It's not usually "a bulb" though, its often integrated with the LCD panel itself.

    It could be the electronic ballast that drives the backlight as well.

    Sounds like a service call.
  3. Lurker1


    Jan 30, 2001
    Yes usually the entire screen needs replacing (the backlight is built in) or the inverter assembly on the back of the LCD has gone bad. There are companies on the web that repair backlight\inverter problems other than Dell. BOL
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