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Dell inspiron 5150 dark screen, faint image in background

I have a dell inspiron 5150 15 inch laptop, the screen is dark, with faint hints of the picture. hard to make out but very dark, is it back light gone or inverter/?? connected a external tft to it picture fine on the external monitor. run the f12 diagnostics test, and come up with inverter has passed. but as iam testing with external monitor attached. is this passing this or the actual laptop screen. please advise. many thanks.

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  • hasan_salih Jan 14, 2009

    also is ther a way to test the inverter via meter????

    await your advice.

  • hasan_salih Jan 16, 2009

    WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE OUT, THERE IS LIGHT FAITLEY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN, AND NOTHING ON THE RIGHT//////////////???/ ANY IDEALS TO CONCLUDE???

  • hasan_sal854 May 11, 2010

    have a dell inspiron 5150 15 inch laptop, the screen is dark, with faint hints of the picture. hard to make out but very dark, is it back light gone or inverter/?? connected a external tft to it picture fine on the external monitor. run the f12 diagnostics test, and come up with inverter has passed. but as iam testing with external monitor attached. is this passing this or the actual laptop screen. please advise. many thanks.





    also is ther a way to test the inverter via meter????
    await your advice.




    WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE OUT, THERE IS LIGHT FAITLEY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN, AND NOTHING ON THE RIGHT//////////////???/ ANY IDEALS TO CONCLUDE???


    IF IT IS THE BACK LIGHT HOW DO I CHANGE IT ON THIS MODEL, BUT IS THERE A DEFINATE WAY OF FINDING OUT WITH A MULTIMETER, EG RESISTANCE VALUE, OPEN CIRCUILY IF BLOWN INVERTER/??

  • hasan_sal854 May 11, 2010

    how do you change the back light/??

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Ah, change the backlight it is most likely dieing
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If it showed a pinkish tint on the screen before it went out it could be the backlite. If you can see a faint screen when you turn the room lights out it chuld be the inverter. Inverters are cheap ... a used one for around $8 on ebay. Try that first. Make sure that you buy the EXACT model that is presently in your laptop.

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