Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 and the screen will not turn on all the time. I thought the screen went bad so I replaced the screen and inverter and it worked for like a day then I went to turn it on I got nothing. If I plug in an external monitor it that works so any ideas on what I can do to get the laptop screen to work. thanks for any help.
I will return the screen I have and get the exact number screen. By any chance could the port where you plug the screen in go bad on the laptop and if so would have VGA port still work on the laptop?
Any luck with fixing your issue? I have the EXACT same problem. When it started acting up, sometimes playing around with the power (plugging/unplugging) would make the screen come back on. External displays work just fine and actually the screen is there, it just doesn't light up. If I hold a flashlight just just right, I could see what's going on, but obviously that's very inconvenient. It seemed like the plugging/unplugging got to be less and less effective to the point where it didn't seem to affect it. My suspicions are that it has something to do with the drivers b/c every once in a while it would light up and work just fine... as if there were nothing wrong with it at all. Very frustrating all the way around. I've also done enough blog searches to come to the conclusion that it IS something inherently wrong with this specific model.. DELL 1521. I wish Dell would figure it out and address it. It's way past warranty and unless there is a simple fix.. ie updating drivers, my laptop is now pretty much useless as a laptop. It's now a small desktop that needs to be plugged into a monitor.. .except every once in a blue moon it will work how it's supposed to. This is a perfect example of how a company loses customers. Next laptop maybe a Sony, maybe Toshiba, HP. Definitely not a Dell.