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Peter Colins wrote:
> DELL Inspiron 8000 the screen display sometimes (not often) becomes
> red and dull just as if it is switched from bright mode to red and
> dull mode and sometimes it just goes dull without the red tint.
> If I reboot it goes back to normal! Anyone have any suggestions as to
> the cause ?
> Do I need to change the back light tubes?
> Thank you for your help.
> Peter Colins
Either the backlight tubes or the inverter board. The same thing
started happening to my Inspiron 8100 and after a few weeks the display
backlight completely went out and wouldn't turn back on (except for a
couple seconds here and there). I got a new (used) screen on eBay and
just installed it.