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I need to see a step by step repair guide to disassemble and replace the screen inverter..do ya do it the same way as the thinkpad on laptop repair 101?

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Http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1501/en/index.htm

However, if it's really a 5150 (since the 1550 is a server) use this link:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/sm/display.htm#1084976
This will give you the exploded view.
Good luck. If you have already handled a thinkpad, I foresee no problem with this one. They're all pretty much the same.
Please rate this accordingly and thanks for using Fixya.com

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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