Inspiron 8200 inverter

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Hi all,
Can anyone tell me where th einverter is for an 8200 Inspiron? Screen goes
blank and is reddish when powered up. I replaced the screen itself (with
silver box-like thing adhered to back of screen, which I assume is the
backlight?)
The problem is exactly the same after the replacement, so I am assuming that
the replacement did not replace the bad part!
Since that is the case, what else can it be, and where would it be located?
Thanks in advance,
Jerry
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    The "silver box-like thing adhered to the back of the screen" was the
    inverter. It provides the high voltage to the backlight tube. The reddish
    discoloration and then blank is the backlight tube going bad. The back
    light is a long clear glass tube which is inside the bottom edge of the
    screen. Those pink and white wires from the inverter that you replaced are
    the wires to the backlight. You can replace a backlight following the
    procedure as shown here on an early Dell (XPi)
    http://home.comcast.net/~stonent/screenfix.htm

    This is a hard fix for the Inspiron 8XXX model. The tube is removable but
    only after a lot of disassembly of the screen parts. You will probably have
    to go to a third party to obtain a replacement tube. Someone like
    http://www.jkllamps.com/index.cfm

    Good luck, I've got two in the identical shape yours is in and I have not
    had the confidence to try the repair yet.

    bill

    "Jerry Dubuke" <jdubuke.not.here@gpdservices.com> wrote in message
    news:C6Cfd.26064$bz4.6216318@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Hi all,
    > Can anyone tell me where th einverter is for an 8200 Inspiron? Screen
    goes
    > blank and is reddish when powered up. I replaced the screen itself (with
    > silver box-like thing adhered to back of screen, which I assume is the
    > backlight?)
    > The problem is exactly the same after the replacement, so I am assuming
    that
    > the replacement did not replace the bad part!
    > Since that is the case, what else can it be, and where would it be
    located?
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Jerry
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Thanks for the info!

    ok - let me get this straight...it is a physical part of the LCD, right??
    So, if I replaced the LCD, then in theory I should not see this, unless the
    replacement was also bad?

    Jerry

    "Bill Mills" <williem@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    news:lzCfd.10480$ta5.9649@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > The "silver box-like thing adhered to the back of the screen" was the
    > inverter. It provides the high voltage to the backlight tube. The reddish
    > discoloration and then blank is the backlight tube going bad. The back
    > light is a long clear glass tube which is inside the bottom edge of the
    > screen. Those pink and white wires from the inverter that you replaced are
    > the wires to the backlight. You can replace a backlight following the
    > procedure as shown here on an early Dell (XPi)
    > http://home.comcast.net/~stonent/screenfix.htm
    >
    > This is a hard fix for the Inspiron 8XXX model. The tube is removable but
    > only after a lot of disassembly of the screen parts. You will probably
    have
    > to go to a third party to obtain a replacement tube. Someone like
    > http://www.jkllamps.com/index.cfm
    >
    > Good luck, I've got two in the identical shape yours is in and I have not
    > had the confidence to try the repair yet.
    >
    > bill
    >
    > "Jerry Dubuke" <jdubuke.not.here@gpdservices.com> wrote in message
    > news:C6Cfd.26064$bz4.6216318@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > > Hi all,
    > > Can anyone tell me where th einverter is for an 8200 Inspiron? Screen
    > goes
    > > blank and is reddish when powered up. I replaced the screen itself
    (with
    > > silver box-like thing adhered to back of screen, which I assume is the
    > > backlight?)
    > > The problem is exactly the same after the replacement, so I am assuming
    > that
    > > the replacement did not replace the bad part!
    > > Since that is the case, what else can it be, and where would it be
    > located?
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > > Jerry
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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