Question about Dell Latitude C610 Notebook
Hi! The screen on my latitude c610 is very, very dark - almost completely black. If I look closely, I can see one of the white balloon suggestion boxes at the bottom of the screen. It shows the dell image at the beginning and the press F2 for set up. It even flashes the Windows XP screen, but then goes so dark, you can not even hardly see it. I have taken the memory modules out to see if they were oxidized and cleaned them gently with an eraser, but it didn't help. (I read that they might be the problem somewhere.) I did hook it up to a monitor and the monitor worked fine. (Which is great because I was able to back up info on a flash drive.) But that tells me that it isn't my display settings. Please help!
I had this problem as well. the screen was almost completely dark yet I could almost see silhouettes of desktop items. I thought it was my screen but upon further examination I found that it was more likely a short circuit leading from the screen to the motherboard. I unwrapped the cable connecting the two and found 5 or six wires that had been severed. It appears that as I opened and closed the laptop the wires wore out and were severed. I correctly spliced all the wires back together and carefully wrapped the splices individually. after that I reconnected it and it all worked properly. I was ready to drop $100+ on a new screen. I would suggest that you investigate the connection cable for split wires first.It is easy to unwrap. If you do see split wires and dont feel comfortable splicing, I saw a few on of the cables on ebay and other places for about $10 bucks. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
What you are describing is either a failure of the backlight (ccfl) or the inverter. If you are comfortable pulling the screen apart- an inverter for this model is about $25.00 on e-bay, the whole screen is about $80.00 used. It might be cheaper to buy another laptop, or take it to a laptop repair shop. It should not cost more than ~200 to fix this.
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
I have a Dell Latititude d810 with the same problem. I have just replaced the inverter and I am still having the same problem. Has anyone tried replacing the backlight yet? Does this solve the problem? Any advice would be helpful...
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
Go into your bios by pressing f2 and find display and make sure that your ambient light sensor is turned on. Then hit ok, Hope that helps, fixed it for me
Posted on Nov 25, 2012
Replacement laptop inverters are on ebay from $10-15 post paid.
A British mob claims inverter transformers are the root cause, and sells replacements. In Vietnam, they rewind them (they also remake speaker coils. Ive seem jobs where any transformer that is physically close, seems to work.
If your inverter has no lights, generic inverters are also available, again use google or scout ebay
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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