Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook ?

Back light or inverter. my screen is black.

\015 My laptop screen is black, i can faintly see the log in screen.\015\012i cannot use the computer for more than 1 hr and then the screen goes black. a friend who is a computer geek looked at it and feels it is only the backlight. i dont know whether to order a backlight or a new inverter.\015

Answers :

If you see a very dim image or black screen or flicking image on the LCD screen it means you have a backlight problem.

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.
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