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Replacement laptop screen is very dim

I installed a replacement screen and it is very very dim..

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  • Larry Symms Mar 27, 2014

    which part number(s) did you replace? Could be the backlight is failing, the ballast for the backlight is failing, or the new screen is not right.

  • Pat Holt
    Pat Holt Mar 27, 2014

    I did a bit more research and ended up ordering a new inverter board. I am hoping that will work. I was very careful in ordering the replacement screen so I know it is correct. The laptop (Dell Studio S15-158b) took a very hard fall when the screen cracked.

  • Pat Holt
    Pat Holt Mar 27, 2014

    Thanks for the follow up Larry. I will post next week after I put the new inverter board in. Meanwhile, if you can steer me toward a guide specific to my laptop showing recommended method for screen replacement, I'd be grateful. It's my first install of a screen. I *think* I did it right..all connections firmly seated. But there is a loose ribbon cable coming off the back of the screen and I have no idea what it is for. The original had it too...sort of folded up and not really connected to anything...

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    Pat Holt Mar 28, 2014

    The loose ribbon cable comes off of the back of the new screen on the bottom. It has no connector on it. The old screen had the same thing and it was folded up behind the screen and the laptop case. When I removed the old screen that cable withoit a connector did nit appear to be connected to anything. There are two ribbon cables coming from the laptop. One is the wide video cable that connects to the connector at the top of the screen. The connects to a connector at the top of the laptop case where the screen is inset. Do you know where I could get a manual showing instructions specific to the Dell S15-158b?

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Hi, did you connect that loose cable on your first install? that is the LCD display cable.
thanks

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    Pat Holt Mar 28, 2014

    The loose cable has no connector on it. It comes from the bottom of the new screen. It is a thin ribbon cable. The old screen had the same thing. I dont believe it was connected to anything...

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    darkstorm357 Mar 28, 2014

    i hope this will help you.

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    darkstorm357 Mar 28, 2014

    i hope this will help you.

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    darkstorm357 Mar 28, 2014

    Add a Commenthttp://www.lcds4less.com/laptop-lcd-removal-instructions.shtml

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    darkstorm357 Mar 28, 2014

    somehow..

  • darkstorm357
    darkstorm357 Mar 28, 2014

    in common cases, dim lcd is causing by faulty inverter.

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