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Very, very dark display screen (almost completely black)

Hi!  The screen on my latitude c610 is very, very dark - almost completely black. If I look closely, I can see one of the white balloon suggestion boxes at the bottom of the screen.   It shows the dell image at the beginning and the press F2 for set up.  It even flashes the Windows XP screen, but then goes so dark, you can not even hardly see it.  I have taken the memory modules out to see if they were oxidized and cleaned them gently with an eraser, but it didn't help.  (I read that they might be the problem somewhere.)  I did hook it up to a monitor and the monitor worked fine.  (Which is great because I was able to back up info on a flash drive.)  But that tells me that it isn't my display settings.  Please help!

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  • c0kecan Nov 03, 2007

    when i boot latitude with mains power in my screen is black, but when i unplug it the screen comes back and works fine. is this the invertor that is broken

  • rynn Dec 10, 2007

    my screen is ver very dark . .almost black,(HP pavilion dv 1000 laptop) when i tip he screen all the way back i can kinda see, and everything is working fine , i can go online and do everything else. Ive changed the resolution and th coloring, ive unplugged it, and restarted, it and even let it rest for hours but nothing seems to mske a difference. PLEASE HELP!!

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I can see that the comp. turned on, but the screen is very dark...I can move the mouse around but I can bearly see, sony vaio

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY SCREEN AT MOMENT.HELP PLEASE.....

  • noclss2000 Feb 20, 2009

    Interesting, I've already ordered and installed a new screen and the same issue still exists on this Latitude D810. This leads me to believe that either I have 2 screens that have a bad backlight or there is something going on with the video card itself even though the vga port is pushing video out fine to a external monitor.

  • Eric Hupf Dec 09, 2012

    it is the inverter. it is hard to replace and can go bad. best to get it repaired at Best Buy or send it back to the factory.

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I had this problem as well. the screen was almost completely dark yet I could almost see silhouettes of desktop items. I thought it was my screen but upon further examination I found that it was more likely a short circuit leading from the screen to the motherboard. I unwrapped the cable connecting the two and found 5 or six wires that had been severed. It appears that as I opened and closed the laptop the wires wore out and were severed. I correctly spliced all the wires back together and carefully wrapped the splices individually. after that I reconnected it and it all worked properly. I was ready to drop $100+ on a new screen. I would suggest that you investigate the connection cable for split wires first.It is easy to unwrap. If you do see split wires and dont feel comfortable splicing, I saw a few on of the cables on ebay and other places for about $10 bucks. Good luck!

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What you are describing is either a failure of the backlight (ccfl) or the inverter. If you are comfortable pulling the screen apart- an inverter for this model is about $25.00 on e-bay, the whole screen is about $80.00 used. It might be cheaper to buy another laptop, or take it to a laptop repair shop. It should not cost more than ~200 to fix this.

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Go into your bios by pressing f2 and find display and make sure that your ambient light sensor is turned on. Then hit ok, Hope that helps, fixed it for me

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I have a Dell Latititude d810 with the same problem. I have just replaced the inverter and I am still having the same problem. Has anyone tried replacing the backlight yet? Does this solve the problem? Any advice would be helpful...

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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Had dim screen problem, fixed by replacing backlight. refitted the screen into the housing and now I can only see verticle lines on the RHS of the screen. External display is fine. The laptop is a Dell Latitude D810

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

  • shukannex485 Dec 21, 2010

    i have same problem with my dell latitude d818...i try some few examination..first i thougt it was my inerter ubt its not..i remember its start when i installed the vga driver....then i reformate my loptap then thier it was theirs a dislpay again..then i tried to install first my vga driver to know if its the one who really turn my monitor into dark at no display at all..then i installed then restart...and when it boot up u can see the mobo logo the windows xp..then after the windows xp logo boom no display..so ithink its the vga driver...

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Replacement laptop inverters are on ebay from $10-15 post paid.
A British mob claims inverter transformers are the root cause, and sells replacements. In Vietnam, they rewind them (they also remake speaker coils. Ive seem jobs where any transformer that is physically close, seems to work.
If your inverter has no lights, generic inverters are also available, again use google or scout ebay

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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