Having problems with your Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook ?

Black Screen at full brightness

\015 Yeah, me too!I have a Dell Inspiron 500m.Let's say I put the brightness to 100%, every 2-5 seconds the screen goes black. It shuts off totally. I hooked it up to an external monitor and it works just fine.Now, I take the brightness down a little, say, two or three taps down on the keyboard. It's certainly dim, but it's stable. Occassionally the screen will continue to flicker, but this seems to be on and off.It all happened when I took out my battery (which no longer worked for years) and the DVD drive. I wanted to make it lighter. I did this for one day but put them back in when I noticed the first time it went black. But the intervals were so spread apart, it almost seemed random. I know it isn't overheating because I don't block off the intake.At first I could even get away with using 100% brightness, and having the blackout only occur every now and then. This was about a couple of days, and then it severely progressed. I can't even take it up to 100% anymore it'll instantly blackout.I was playing Maple Story for a few days and then the blackouts came. Though I'm not sure if this is the cause. But basically, Maple Story and taking out the battery/dvd drive were the only changes to this laptop's routine.\015

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Not true. You can simply buy a new inverter, which is most likely the problem, for about $10 on ebay and look up the proper way to install it. I recently fixed my pc and it is a relatively simple process. The baklight is a little more difficult because you have to take apart the screen but still very doable being careful with the screen and the backlight can also be found on ebay for about $10.
It sounds like your backlight or inverter is failing, and soon you won't be able to see a picture on any setting. This is common for LCD screens over time, they start out with the occasional blackout and then progressively get worse. You can take it to be repaired, but the cost severely outweighs the cost of purchasing a new laptop.
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