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D600 screen went very dim

My aughter's d600 screen went very dim and someone suggested replacing the backlight.  Are there instructions somewhere?  Does this sound like the soultion?

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  • BeeRad Nov 10, 2007

    I have a similar problem, the screen is too dim to work with. The external monitor port is working ok when hooked up to a crt display.

  • fsca43 Mar 09, 2009

    I have the same problem But i did replace the lcd screen with another but I have the same problem. There is almost no picture but when I connect an external monitor it works fine. Any ideas? Is it the mother board?

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You also might check to see if there is a HOTKEY setting for the brightness of the screen (usually FUNCTION or FN and then some key on the top row).

Replacing the backlight on an LCD is a very advanced and trouble prone procedure, unless you are good with soldering and taking things apart, you should probably use it with an external monitor or think about getting a new machine. :>|

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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Yes, It seems like the backlight is defective.To replace it, you will need to open the display assembly.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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Umm the backlight is the hardest thing to replace and only 50% of the time the problem. More common is for the inverter to fail.

Did the LCD have a red tint before it failed? if not its probably the inverter. If it did then its probably the backlight, but its best to
test the inverter using a known good LCD first.

If you dont have one, then any repair shop that deals with laptops should be able to diagnose this pretty quickly (you shouldnt pay more than a 1/2-3/4 hour labor to take apart and diagnose.

if it really needs a backlight, it is a very difficult thing to replace the backlight - i see more people break the screen or electronics on the LCD trying to replace a backlight. always try an inverter first which is only about $20-$50 for the dells.

If it really has a bad backlight, you can buy good screens for the d600 for $60-$120 on ebay depending on what lcd it takes. You can find out what LCD by the service tag.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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Not sure what people why people are saying that replacing the invertor is a hard job takes around 15mins. "Replacing the backlight on an LCD is a very advanced and trouble prone procedure, unless you are good with soldering"
You dont need no solder to replace a invertor, its a matter of removing the 4 screws from each corner of the laptop screen, buying the invertor off ebay for 5.95 new and just removing the two screws for the invertor and swapping the cable from the old one to the new its that simple.

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    sry for my spelling etc lol, at work and just multitasking :p dont have options to change it now its posted.

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The backlight won't turn on but occasionally will flicker.


Suggest you replace the Inverter. A Backlight goes out all at once.
90% of the time the Inverter is the hardware part at fault.

[ An LCD screen cannot produce enough light by itself.
A Backlight is used to supply the needed extra lighting.
A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a much smaller scale

An Inverter is used to required power for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.
Boosts power up for the LCD screen, brings it down for the Backlight.

Dell Support > Latitude D600 Notebook PC > Service Manual

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/en/sm/index.htm

Replacing an Inverter is a simple job. Replacing a Backlight is not.
The Backlight is located within the LCD screen assembly.

The metal frame of the LCD screen assembly is removed along the edge where the Backlight is located, to access replacing the Backlight.

In the above list for Service Manual, click on > Display Assembly and Display Latch.

This information shows you where the Inverter is located on a Dell Latitude D620 Notebook PC.
The Latitude D620 is part of the Latitude D600 series of Notebook PC's.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-replace-lcd-screen-dell-latitude-d620-laptop/

Just one place from a quick search, that sells Inverters for a Latitude D600 series Notebook PC,

http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=2895

MATCH the part number listed that they have, to the part number on your Inverter.
You have to have THE correct Inverter.

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