This worked for me - hopefully it will work for you.
As a note, if you have to replace the backlight, it must be done in a clean room. While the inverter can be replaced if you are handy, the backlight cannot.
Also, there are threads on bringing the display back to life by discharging built-up static electricity.
For the backlight, there are threads on replacing that as well. I haven't had to do it yet but I'm willing to give it a try if/when it goes bad on my Inspiron 8100.
Message Edited by RoadiJeff on 10-09-2006 09:59 PM