Dell Inspiron 6000 screen went black

January 2, 2012 at 22:36:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb Ram
I am trying to make sure the problem is a dead screen. I'm fairly certain it is based on the fact that an external monitor works on it and there is no backlight whatsoever.

It started last night at 2am. For the first time, it just turned solid black, like the screen had been turned off. I was able to reboot it a few times and, each time, the monitor would stay on a less amount of time. Finally, it's at the point where, as soon as I hit the power button, it'll flash for less than a quarter of a second and then go black. The hard drive boots and everything else is fine. I'm using the laptop to ask this here.

I've already found a replacement screen to order but just want to make sure that's what I need and don't just need an inverter or backlight. And just to be clear again, there is no lighting in the screen at all. Solid black. Try chaning the brightness through FN + up and down keys and nothing happens. Try switching the LCD/External switch and the external works but does nothing for the LCD. Thanks.


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#1
January 3, 2012 at 04:11:35
when you have the laptop on, shine a torch at the screen at different angles close up, if you can barely see the screen (icons and background) then it is most likely just the inverter board that has gone not the screen.

Hope this helps.

let me know the outcome.


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#2
January 3, 2012 at 13:17:22
Didn't think of trying that. I can, indeed, see the screen with a bright light from an angle close up. I guess that means all I need is an inverter then? That sure would be nice.

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#3
January 3, 2012 at 14:17:02
Yes thats all you need, the inverter board normally goes before the backlight does. its cheap and really easy to fit.

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#4
January 3, 2012 at 18:06:01
I went ahead and ordered just an inverter. It was cheap and, to me, it's worth trying instead of spending money on a new screen if it's not necessary. Thanks for the help.

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#5
January 4, 2012 at 04:39:15
your welcome, let me know if it works, or if you need anymore help.

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#6
January 6, 2012 at 14:04:15
Well, turns out it's not the inverter which leaves the backlight. So I'm just gonna go ahead and buy a new screen altogether. Too much of a hassle trying to change a backlight in one of these.

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#7
January 6, 2012 at 15:01:52
Sorry about that, normally the inverter goes before the backlight. and yea i would just buy the screen too. i was hoping the inverter would have been the problem. have a look on ebay to find the same laptop for sale as spares or working it will prob be cheaper than a new screen and you will have more spares for the future.

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