Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook ?

Dell Inspiron screen backlight not working?

\015 I have a Dell Inspiron 8600...it's about 5-6 years old, aka "ancient." I'm trying to get a few more months out of it before I get a macbook for college. It's been pretty good, but recently I've come across this problem:\015\012\015\012Sometimes, the screen will just black out. It looks like it is off, but if you look closely, it's definitely still on - and I can just barely see what I'm doing. It only does this once Windows (XP) has loaded, and it's never starts that way. I know how to control the level of the backlight, and it's definitely not turned way down - it's completely off. I've removed the front plate (under the power button and the volume controls) and I found the connection between the screen and the computer. I unplugged it and replugged it and sometimes, that solves the problem. But sometimes it goes back to the backlight turning off again. Am I screwed? I really just want a few more months with this thing...I haven't found a problem like this yet but I'm going to keep doing some reading. Thank you in advance.\015

Answers :

Try This :
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\015\0121.) Look for teh power saving settings on control panel for the back light.
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\015\0122.) Also plug -unplug the power input from the rear side of the notebook very fast ..
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\015\012I hope that works for you b'fore you get you Macbook...
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