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Inspiron 1545 backlight problems

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
July 4, 2011 2:46:45 PM

The backlight is extremely dim, almost non-visible screen contents. First time problem.
a b D Laptop
July 4, 2011 8:22:27 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows Vista to section Laptops & Notebooks by Grumpy9117
a b D Laptop
July 4, 2011 10:09:17 PM

So when the backlight goes off, can you still see the screen contents very faintly? This is indicative of an inverter problem. Replacing it is fairly easy and cheap.
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July 5, 2011 1:17:57 PM

thanks for your help! Could you recommend any reliable sources for purchase and instructions for replacement or is it better done by a tech person?
a b D Laptop
July 5, 2011 3:10:23 PM

It's not difficult to do. There are two cables on the board, one at either end - pull them both out, replace with new board, plug in cables. You do have to take your LCD assembly apart, but there's a guide at the top of this forum on doing so.

You can get parts from this site:
They're generally pretty nice and get correct parts.