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Laptop LCD display issue...

By rbibler
Jun 9, 2007
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  1. Hi,

    I've got a Dell Inspiron B120 with a busted screen. About three months ago I noticed that certain things were starting to look a bit off; text was fuzzy, the display seemed dimmer than usual even at its highest setting, and eventually the whole display went dim and fuzzy. I noticed that if I put pressure on a certain part of the screen (on the bezel in the upper left hand corner) the screen would snap back to normal, but only for so long as I kept pressure on that part of the screen. After about a month of this, the screen finally went completely dead (well, not completely, just so dim as to seem entirely black).

    I finally decided to buy a new screen, which arrived today. After I installed it, everything seemed fine. However, a few hours later I noticed that text was starting to get sort of fuzzy and the brightness controls didn't do a thing.

    The new screen didn't come with a new inverter, so I had to use the same one as I had before. Could this be the problem?

    Has anyone experienced anything like this before?

    I know that the issue has to be the display (or something connected to the display) because when I hook the laptop up to an external monitor everything seems fine.

    Futher note: The hinge on the left side of the laptop did not work smoothy, but sticked as I opened it. I thought that perhaps this was causing the problem (as I opened the display, the right opened quicker than the left, tweaking the screen in the process) but I fixed the hinge before I installed the new display.

    Any help on this issue would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +160

    Always replace the inverter first, before replacing the LCD panel, not the other way around...

    Replace the inverter
  3. keelala

    keelala TS Rookie

    I need a new screen as well for a similar problem. How much did yours cost?
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    Check eBay for replacement screens. I bought one a few years ago. Was just as cheap to buy the whole thing instead of just the inverter.
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