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My dell inspiron 1520 has dark screen

\015 My dell inspiron 1520 went dark. It is behaving like the backlight burnt out but replacing the light didn't fix it. I can plug in another monitor and it works. The screen flickers on start-up but doesn't light up, I can see the images are there but no light.\015

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I just "fixed" a 1520 that had a similar problem. The screen would go dark at odd times and would always go dark if the power adapter was UNplugged. After upgrading the bios, chipset and video drivers with no improvement I started fooling with the power settings.I found that setting screen brightness to anything less than 100% when on battery power caused a totally dark screen on battery power. Definitely some kind of bug and running with 100% brightness on battery will reduce battery life but I got it working. I think the bug was apparent after some recent updates. It could be the O/S or drivers. YMMV
If you replaced the backlight and you still have the same problem then the next step you should take is to replace the inverter.

That should solve your problem, if it doesn't let us know.
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