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LCD screen is blank (Dell Latitude C610)

The LCD screen one day was dimmer than it had been (by maybe 20%). I have always run the screen at full brightness. Within a day or two the screen would come on at boot up and within a minute or two would go blank. It stopped working completely that day. (Note that the screen never had a "pink or red" color which seems to be an indicator of a faulty back light). The screen images are barely visible under the right lighting. An external monitor works fine. My question is: Is this likely to be a faulty inverter or a faulty back light? The inverter seems to be easy to replace. The back light seems to be much more difficult. If it is a back light, I think I would opt to replace the entire LCD rather than try to replace just the back light. If I do replace the LCD would this include an inverter as part of the LCD? Thank you for any advice you can offer.

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I would say that it is a faulty backlight. The CCFL is a huge pain to replace on its own, but is much cheaper than replacing the whole LCD assembly, which does come with the inverter.

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