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Backlight issues on old Laptop
Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:17 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:28 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:00 PM
One thing I always liked about Dell is that they provide service manuals with instructions on how to take the systems apart.
Inspiron 6000 Service Manual
Display Assembly and Display Latch
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:30 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:40 PM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:42 AM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:22 PM
So I've replaced the coin battery with no change to the symptoms.
I've hooked it up to my monitor, and it seems to be behaving fine with the exception of the LCD of course. I'll try the inverter next.
Alan or anyone, do you have any recommendations on reputable supply shops for this sort of part? There seem to be a number of 3rd party suppliers on Amazon or Buy.com.
I used to buy all my laptop parts from a local company, but they went out of business about a year and a half ago and I never seriously looked for a replacement supplier (I never cared much for doing laptop hardware repair in the first place, and even less so after I started seeing so many out-of-warranty laptop units with faulty nVidia graphics chipsets).
Thinking about it, I'm fairly sure that I bought the the last replacement inverter I needed off eBay for like 15 bucks shipped. I'm pretty sure that Dell uses that same inverter in multiple older model laptops, so they shouldn't be too hard to find and are probably even cheaper now.
EDIT: Looks like there are lots of them available on eBay in the $4 to $10 range, shipped.
Edited by steltek, 03 April 2011 - 12:29 PM.
Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:43 PM
Yupp, that's where I go.
Looks like there are lots of them available on eBay in the $4 to $10 range, shipped.
I don't necessarily deal with one specific seller - just the usual volume seller with good feedback.....you know the drill
Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:59 PM
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:35 AM
Great, glad you got it fixed. I must have experienced this once...or twice
It's Alan and the LCD Inverter for the win!
Nice $7 repair
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:58 AM
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