Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop ?

My wife's Inspiron 1525 screen goes black after being on for a short while. It does not do this when on battery power. I believe it must have something to do with the amount of power the LCD is receiving. Is there a fix or do I need to purchase a new screen?


Answers :

You most likely have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:
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  • Screen flashs on red/pink and off. \015\012
  • Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. \015\012
  • Picture flickering with dim display. \015\012
  • Picture flickering on and off.
All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp

Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.
Thought it might be that same issue with my daughters laptop and it was not. I went into safe mode and did a pc restore, and upon startup it was still doing the same thing until I held down the home button and the swap display screen popped up and loaded, I closed it out and windows automatically loaded in the background. For some I am sure it could be the CCFL lamp, but before making costly repairs to your laptop, see if it is one of these issues first.
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