LCD screen on my Inspiron 8600 is completely dimmed. Questions.

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  1. forgotmyname

    forgotmyname Active Member

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    After 2 years, my LCD screen finally died. For instance, the screen is completely black and really dim. You can see a bit of it if you put a flashlight next to it.

    The issue is, how do I know what to replace (if it is the screen inverter or the back light?)
     
  2. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    We usually have similar inverters/screens that we can try on a laptop, but since you probably don't have that luxury, replace the inverter first, since they're a bit cheaper.
     
  3. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    The back light and inverter. Do you know where to get these by any chance. (other than ebay)
     
  4. bigboostdsm

    bigboostdsm New Member

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    did you try to turn the brightness up?

    On my dell its Fn + arrow up. It's worth a shot :dunno:
     

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