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Dark monitor on dell inspiron 6000

Hi,

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?

Thanks, Scott

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  • scottspiegle Dec 08, 2008

    I was told once that monitors have a lot of power circulating in them even after you turn the computer off and that it could be dangerous to open up a monitor to do repair work.

    Is there truth to that? Also, how hard is it to replace those parts if you have never done that?

    -Scott



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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

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    Eric Mitchell Dec 09, 2008

    And if you take the battery out and upluge and wait a few minutes it is perfectly safe

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So, you have a Dead backlight inverter or the backlights bulbs are burned....

Try to find the backlight bulbs and inverter parts in Ebay..that match´s with your laptop model...

install it and turn the backlight on again!
Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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