Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
My aughter's d600 screen went very dim and someone suggested replacing the backlight. Are there instructions somewhere? Does this sound like the soultion?
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
Yes, It seems like the backlight is defective.To replace it, you will need to open the display assembly.
Posted on Oct 26, 2007
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
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.
Posted on Jun 12, 2012
How do i open it?
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
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