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Vostro 1500 LCD

My LCD is super dim, somethime almost black, please someone help me

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Your unit uses a fluorescent backlight and an inverter to provide the high voltage for it. Considering that it varies in intensity, it isn't likely a failing fluorescent tube (these will mostly fail gradually and not recover) but rather the inverter and this is often a small separate board that is replaceable.

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Is the laptop has a power? Did you see any battery charging light.Does the pc boot up/ If yes.. your laptop has a bad badlight or bad inverter. See technician to repair your pc.

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A Vostro should still be under warranty..go to support.dell.com and put in your service tag or express service code to check..sounds like back light is failing

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1500 has dim screen. Switched screens with working 1500 and screen works as it should. Hooked up external monitor to bad 1500 and had good picture on monitor. So screen is fine. I have tried FN + ^ arrow...


Fn with ^ key? Why? The Display Toggle-Over key is the F8 key.
Fn key plus UP Arrow key is to increase the Brightness.

You hold the Fn key down, and tap once on the F8 key.

(Of course there are at least 3 display options available;
A) Laptop internal monitor ONLY.
B) Laptop internal monitor AND external display device.
C) External display device ONLY.

You may have to hold down on the Fn key again, and tap once more on the F8 key)

You switched LCD screens with a working one, and it works OK.

Reason is you also switched the screen Inverter, too. Correct?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-LCD-Inverter-Board-for-Dell-Vostro-1000-1500-Series-US-/280987325828?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item416c265584

The screen Inverter is mounted to an area at the bottom of the LCD screen, and behind the Display Bezel,

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/vostro-1500

Click on - Service Manual (1817 KB)
It's a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on Service Manual, it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Click on Display.

Primer:
An LCD screen does Not produce light,

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/

(Click on the monitor image)

It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them); Or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

The Dell Vostro 1500 series of Notebook PC's, uses a single CCFL for a Backlight.

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is -> 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

View the last 8 photos.

It is just like Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses also, because it has MERCURY vapor inside.
HIGHLY toxic.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power, (Electricity), from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

(NOTE* Does NOT apply to laptops that use LED backlighting.
There is NO screen Inverter used)

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is a bad screen Inverter.

Primer over.

Me? I would buy a screen Inverter, due to the low cost, and ease of accessing to replace, and replace it, and use the old LCD screen.

[ You did check Video Cable connections -> PHYSICALLY, (Try to plug in tighter), on the Video Cable motherboard side connection, LCD screen connection, and screen Inverter connection; correct?]

For additional questions, or to have me clarify anything I have stated above; please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Monitor black out


Someone adjusted the brightness on the system for AC power mode. Turn on the system with the AC power plugged in, hold down the "Fn" key in the lower left of the keyboard, then press the up arrow in the lower right. This will increase the brightness; set it at whatever level looks good to you.

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Suggest a lcd replacement for dell vostro 1500


The best and cheapest place to buy is on ebay as at least you have peace of mind as if there is any problem then you get your money back if you uses paypal.

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Dell Vostro 1500 - just replaced a broken LCD screen. New screen is dim. I already checked color connections and screen brightness (FN up and down). How do I brighten my screen?


You are probably not going to like my answer but your new screen may have a bad Backlight or connection, that is what lights up the lcd panel. Check your connection at the inverter just to make sure, sometimes these connection can get reversed or get loose during the reinstall. I would take it back apart and check it from the main cable on the back all the way to the motherboard.

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The LCD display dims almost to black after 20-40 mins.


Power save settings or it may have an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen to "match" the surrounding light. Power settings in the control panel will hold the key.

Aug 05, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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Need to install a dell vostro 1500 LCD inverter


Are you good with a screwdriver? Here's a step by step procedure for replacing the LCD screen on a Dell 1500.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-damaged-lcd-screen-dell-vostro-1500-laptop/
Is fairly easy, but be extremely careful of the ribbon cables, they break very easily!
Good Luck!

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