Question about Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebook

2 Answers

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.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • 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/??

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers

Ah, change the backlight it is most likely dieing
-CG

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.

  • Contributor
  • 62 Answers

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.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can you upgrade cpu in dell 15 i5559-4682slv to i7 ?


It is almost impossible to upgrade proprietary makes like Dell and HP. The are big enough to have motherboards made for them manufactured on price point. This means that they are not built with upgrade in mind. Also the cases are made to fit their motherboard and theirs only.

Go to a computer builder and get a good case, buy a good quality motherboard and equip it with what you can afford. In two years you can upgrade as processors have moved on. Two years after that, you can swap out the motherboard, processor and memory.

Jan 12, 2017 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to hard reset a WM8880 laptop


Power the unit off (holding power buttom) and selecting Power off, then simultaneously hold the "back" button and on button for about 8 seconds. When the android icon appears, press back buttom, in the menu select wipe data/factory reset pressing the home buttom and then press the back buttom, in the next screen select "yes delete all user data" pressing back buttom, and in the next screen select "reboot system now" with the back buttom and wait.

Nov 29, 2014 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How to enable bluetooth


Your computer has to have a bluetooth radio. You can check
Control Panel > System and Security > Device Manager
Do you see a Bluetooth Radio listed?

If not, you don't have BlueTooth on your computer so you will have to add a BlueTooth device by plugging one into a USB port.

If you have a BlueTooth radio, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device and Printers > Add a Bluetooth Device

This option is used to connect a blue tooth device (e.g. bluetooth headphons) to your laptop through your bluetooth radio.

See this Windows web page for more information.
Set up Bluetooth enabled device

I will respond to any additional questions you have.

Aug 05, 2014 | Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Why is my screen red


You placed your problem with wrong category, I assumes. Is it a projection TV or a laptop? If it is a TV; check the site linked here for one color predominant screen faults. If it is a computer, re post your problem by computer category. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

Jul 04, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Error code 0151


hard drive failure. replace with new drive and reinstall whatever os you choose. i recommend 240-480 gb ssd.

Apr 12, 2014 | Dell Vostro 1015 Laptop Computer (Intel...

1 Answer

Button keeps blinking


It sounds like it could be either the battery is going bad and not holding a charge or the adapter is. I have had really good luck with similar problems going to places like Batteries +, and large electronic retailers, and my favorite the small local mom and pop computer store; where I end up asking them If I could try one of the adapters from the floor model to eliminate if is a faulty adapter. Other then that I'd if its not out of warranty contact Acers online chat support at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service

Jan 19, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I can't hook my monitor up to my pc I have a dell optiplex gx620 Sff


On the back of your PC there is a blue 15 pin video connection. Connect your monitor to this video connector, power up your monitor the boot up your PC.

Mar 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

How do I hide my toshiba bar on the left of my screen. it contains photo/video, settings, effect, face recognition


Point your mouse cursor on it, drag ( hold left click) move it to the top of the screen.
or you can try click setting >> auto hide checkbox

akee.4shared.com

Aug 15, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebook Logo

1,758 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18330 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...