Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook ?

Display only stays visible at lowest illumination

\015 Display only stays constantly visible at lowest illumination setting. Raising the illumination (Fn + up arrow) causes the display to disappear (the higher the setting the shorter the time span to disappear). When the display has gone, if I close the lid and re-open, the display will re-appear for a short time.\015

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Sounds like your display's backlight is dying. Your scfreen is in need of replacement. The higher ther brightness setting the faster it quits working.
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