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i bought a dell inspiron 6000 two years ago. Everything was working fine until about a year ago when my screen just went blank. At first i thought the lcd had just up and died, but upon further exam, i could still see the desktop and icons, there was just no light behind it. I researched for a while at the dell forums, but no one knew the solution. I read that it could be the actual backlight or the power inverter controlling the backlight. I now notice that when i increase the backlight the bottom right corner has a faint light behind it, but the screen gets progressively darker as you move diagonally up. I noticed right before the screen went out, the bottom center of the screen on the "Dell" emblem got really hot. Maybe that is where the power inverter is, i don't know. I am typing this post from the laptop and have it hooked up to an external monitor. Please help, a laptop isn't a laptop if you can't use it on your lap.

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the connector for the lcd's power is under that label behind the screen casing. Yes, it will get hot when it shorts out. You can always turn it into a desktop for the time being by hooking up a monitor on the rear vga input...
    
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that is what i am using it as currently. Do you think it is a backlight or inverter problem?
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BUMP!

This exact problem just happened to me around an hour ago. The only difference is I have a Dell Inspiron 1150. I currently have it up with an external LCD monitor. Please, does anyone have any info on this subject for jetboyf16 and I? If my laptop lcd is kaput, I suppose I could get a replacement... I would rather open it up and tinker with it.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!
    
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Bump,

Anyone with info?
    
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This site has pictures showing how to replace the backlight in a Dell Latitude, hope that helps.

http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_6.htm
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