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Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop screen will not work.

I have a dell inspiron 1501 and the Fn+F8 will not work. I can use external monitor but no matter whether the external is hooked up or not the laptop screen will not work.

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  • jasonkovach May 21, 2009

    Thanks problem has been solved. The wiring for the LCD was broke.

  • jasonkovach May 21, 2009

    Thanks for the ideas. I solved the problem. The wiring for the LCD were broke so I fixed that and wha...la.

  • dmyers2k May 11, 2010

    Have you tried going into the BIOS using the external monitor and setting the LCD as the primary display, or even setting the BIOS defaults.



    The other question is does the LCD panel ahve a very faint image showing? One has to look very close to notice it; but, if the backlight goes out on the LCD panel, there will be a very faint image present.



    If the LCD panel is completely black with NO faint image, you might want to check if the LCD cable to the motherboard being reseated fixes the problem

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Do you mean that the laptop screen does not work? or that both the ext. and laptop screens do not work?

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If you hear the hard drive spinning and you think Windows is working but you can't see an image then :-
You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp or simply the video cable needs reseating. After reseating the video cable and the problem is still there then :-
To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.

Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:

  • Screen flashs on red/pink and off.
  • Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal.
  • Picture flickering with dim display or appear black.
  • Picture flickering on and off.
All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp

Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.

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