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Laptop LCD hi, can LCD's from one model of laptop work in a different model of laptop , could an inspiron 6000 LCD work in an inspiron 1501 laptop

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As long as they have the same size then Yes!

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Streak in LCD Screen


Judith,

I'm going to state in my own words, as to what I think you have stated, originally; (Please bear with me as this may be clumsy)

" I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook PC.
This laptop has problems with the Hinges, and Base Cover.

The Base Cover area where the Hinges, and their respective screws go, is beyond repair. To properly repair it, I would need to purchase a Base Cover, Hinges, Hinge Brackets, and a 'Bezel'."

At this stage I am a little unclear,
" I think I would have to buy the entire bottom of the case,
{ Base Cover. Got it }, and replace the bezel that had pieces break off at the hinges too,....."

Hmmm.....Bezel....
Bezel that is close to the Hinges,..........

1) The Display Bezel that is in Front of the LCD screen? Thin plastic frame that resembles a picture frame? Bottom part has Hinge Covers formed in it?

2) Palm Rest Cover?
The cover that covers the top of the Body, of the laptop?

The major portion is below the Keyboard towards you. The rest of the Palm Rest Cover, is two rectangular pieces on each side of the Keyboard.

One of these two pieces broke? (Connector piece?)

3) Center Control Cover?
Is above the Keyboard, and below the Display Assembly.
Has the Power on button in it, for one.

To go on;

You purchased the same model on Ebay?

Same exact model number? Look on the bottom of the laptop.

Reasoning?
Primer:

An LCD screen cannot produce light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight (Present technology), can be a CCFL, or a series of LED lights.
The Dell Inspiron 1525 series used a CCFL.

Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

(Approximately 2mm Thick, by almost the height of the LCD screen, Long.
2mm is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch. { .0787 )

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power (Electricity) from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

Point?
The screen Inverter, and the LCD screen, are a MATCHED unit.

Looking at the back of both LCD screens, what is the Dell part number/s, or LCD manufacturer model number/s?

[ One LG example from an article on InsideMyLaptop,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-lcd-screen-inverter-dell-inspiron-1525-laptop/

Scroll all the way down to Step 14. Read under the first photo, and view the second photo ]

Want to see if the LCD screen you are using, matches the Inverter in the laptop.

Dell, just like all laptop manufacturers, use different manufacturers of LCD screens. (LG, Sharp, Hitachi, etc)
May go with one for a few years, then off to a different one. (Or one's)
May change when a particular laptop model comes out.

The LCD screens may be slightly different models. In turn they would use different screen Inverters.
This = No.

4) Translucent 'streak' going from bottom left corner, to upper right corner.

That translates to;

A) Video Cable damage (Dell = Display Cable)
B) LCD screen damage
C) Bad graphics chipset

Have you used an external monitor to diagnose? A VGA monitor?
If so disregard the following;

A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF. Connect a VGA monitor to the laptop.
You can use a CRT monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable attached.

Example of a VGA Cable, and VGA port, (Connector),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Connect to the left side of the laptop.

B) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not:

Hold the Fn key down, simultaneously tap once on the F8 key.
Still nothing showing on external monitor?

You have at least three display options;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY.

Try again.

If the display is the same on the external VGA monitor, you have a bad graphics chipset. (G.P.U.)

If Not, the problem lies in the Display Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

As you have seen the Display Cable connects to the motherboard, then routes up under the Left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.

The Display Cable can be damaged from normal use, over time.
Now add to it that you have had extensive Hinge problems.

If the sheath of the cable shows any visible damage, the tiny wires inside stand a chance of being damaged, also. (Stretched/Broken)

I would suggest testing the Display Cable. Perform a continuity test with a multimeter, for each wire in the Display Cable.

[ An economical multimeter can be purchased for around $8 to $12.
Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.
Or perhaps you know someone who has a multimeter. Analog or digital is fine]

C) Did you reconnect the Wireless Antenna Cables correctly?
Reaching here but inquiring minds want to know.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/display.htm#wp1179838

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/minicard.htm#wp1181360

[ The above is from - Dell Support > Inspiron 1525/1526 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/index.htm

]

D) Would like to know what you did to follow Anti-Static Precautions?


I'm not following on the points of;

1) You installed what you considered to be a working LCD screen, into a laptop you bought off of Ebay; and the display stopped working on the Ebay laptop?

Or;

2) Or is your statement, that after receiving the Ebay laptop, your original laptop would no longer show graphics on it's display?

IMHO I would use the case parts of the Ebay laptop, and rebuild your original laptop.

Awaiting corrections, and possible questions.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 20, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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It was fine but since yesterday the desk top does not appear can hear narrator though when i switch it on


Hi,
It is possible that the LCD screen got a problem. You may try to do these steps and let's see if one of the steps will work.
1. Try to reconnect the laptop to a different power outlet If it works with a different power outlet, proceed to the next step.
2. Please check the light indicator on the ac adapter if it turns on. If not, then ac adapter needs to be replaced. If yes go with step 3 3. Try to connect an external monitor to the laptop if possible. If external monitor works, then LCD screen needs to be replaced.
If step 3 works then you may need to contact the manufacturer of the computer for possible LCD replacement.
Hope this help
Keith

Jun 13, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1464 Notebook

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Battery of dell mini inspiron 910 doesn't work..


Hi,
Most batteries are not usable between systems. I would not recommend using one laptop's battery in a different model laptop. This can cause serious issues with the laptop and potentially damage it. I would recommend contacting Dell and ordering a new battery.

Feb 27, 2011 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 1545 Broken Screen?


The LCD is definitely shattered, looks like pressure was applied from the back of the screen (Pressed on, laid on etc) and the LCD will need to be replaced.
Several are available on Ebay
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=Inspiron+1545+LCD&_sacat=See-All-Categories
Service instructions are here
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/en/SM/display.htm#wp1183775

Feb 07, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Hi, I have a dell inspiron 5100. I have two problems. 1) My screen is completely black and I have to use an external monitor. When I start my laptop, I can see the Dell Logo and after that is when...


for your video problem, you may be stuck in a different mode try holding the Fn key and hit F8 this toggles through the modes
1 - LCD on laptop only
2 - LCD and external Monitor
3 - External monitor Only

if this does not work you may have a LCD issue with the laptop .. let me know how it goes first

Feb 02, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop

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My dell inspiron E1505's screen only half showing


Generally an indication of an LCD failure. You can try reseating the LCD cable under the keyboard, see if it makes any difference. If no change, then replace the LCD

Oct 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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What is the difference between inspiron and centrion


Hi,

Where Inspiron is concerned its the model name of DELL Notebook.

And Centrino is the process category like Pentium, Duo Core, P4......

Jul 31, 2009 | Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO...

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Monitor black Replaced lcd inverter


Hi,
The Inverter just proved that the power up is just fine, and Video Card are just in perfect shape. Try to see if you can finde a replacement for the ccfl in the screen.

CCFL is Cold Cathode Flouroscent Lamp, a type of lighting LCD screens use to ulluminate the screen.

Try to turn on you laptop, you will then flash a light on the screen, you will notice there is display, only dimmed. This should work after you replace them just fine. :)

Apr 26, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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