Re: Dell LCD backlight broken?
What confused me is the fact that it seemed to work again before the computer fully booted up, after switching it off and on. That may simply be because of the the different resolution Windows was sending to the monitor at that point however, and so confused it.
It does seem to be the backlight, but being an LCD, without a back light, there shouldn't be any display at all if I'm correct, so the light must be working, but very low.
I wouldn't attempt to open up a monitor though to be honest... there could be all sorts of capacitors in there that would store voltage for long periods of time.
You are best off getting it checked out by a professional, or trying to send it back (but seeing as its a clearout...)
If the lights have infact gone, replacing these would probably be more expensive than a new monitor.
I wouldn't have thought it would have been a lifetime issue. I doubt the light would have just suddenly lost its juice, unless its been dimming for quite a while and hasn't been noticed, which is possible I guess...
Have you tried moving the monitor about? Does this do anything? If it does, it could be a loose connection or anything like that.
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