My monitor is dark. I can see the desktop vaguely, and it gets better when I shine a flash light on it, but the brightness that I am used to is definitely gone.
I tried holding down the Fn button and hitting the up and down arrows, but it doesn't change. I tried the pressing up on the power chord where it enters the laptop and hitting the power button, but to no avail (read that somewhere on line).
Are there other things I can try to bring back the desktop the way it used to be?
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Re: dark monitor on dell inspiron 6000
Chances are that you back light is out AKA new inverter board time. Here is more info on it http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/01/31/replace-screen-inverter-fix-backlight/ And here is a link to a replacement http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=cK0&resnum=0&q=inspiron%206000%20inverter&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf
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Sounds like the back light is bad. The display will have to be replaced because replacing the back light itself is very difficult and the bulb itself is extremely fragile.If you have tried turning up the brightness with you keyboard with no luck it's the backlight
Hi, This is a generic problem in most of Dell Laptops ( mostly inspiron ). It is caused due to a fatal fault or breakage in the Hinge Assembly. You need a new Hinge Assembly. Is it splitting more on decreasing the angle of the monitor. If yes, Hinge assembly is the only culprit. If you are under Warrenty then Dell will be liable for it and replace it free. If not under Warrenty, I approx. costs 300$. Thank you Sir, Have a nice day.
I would suggest connecting the laptop to an external monitor, just to make sure that it is all running correctly.
If you can see a very dim image on the screen then the backlight is out. This can be a light problem or the inverter that powers the backlight could be bad. The inverter is not real dificult to change and also is not very expensive. If it is the backlight tho, it is easier to just change out the entire screen.
Check your backlight settings, Power Settings, etc.....
You may have Vista (vista has other power settings such as a custom sleep mode which can fail sometimes to work properly with some hardware/monitor configurations).
So Disable any unconventional Hibrid Hibernation options k!
the lcd screen may be causing this. Try to connect the laptop to an external monitor and have both working at the same time by toggling Fn F8 on the keyboard. Wait until it goes black on the LCD. post back what happens. If the external monitor wont go out when the lcd does, the lcd may have to be replaced. If the monitor goes out too, it's a video card issue which may be resolved by reinstalling the driver.
Hi Do this update and this will get you the help in your battery. Download this file to the desktop and then run this file. Make sure you plug the charger while the file is being ran. If this does not work. Let me know we can run a diagnostics on the battery as well as your charger and check that as well. http://tinyurl.com/6r97vt