The screen on my XPS M1330 stopped working. I can see the image on an attached monitor. Funny, I can distinguish the image on my laptop (LED) screen too, if I hold it at a certain angle, but it's extremely dark. Seems almost like a bulb has burned behind the screen. The graphic card is an Intel 965.
Any ideas ?
This laptop lived almost 3 years, I could throw it away, but I like it so much. Unfortunately it also started having the "the ac power adapter type cannot be determined" problem ...
If the screen has an inverter, that could have failed - so too could the bulb. Replace the inverter first -- if that doesn't fix it, replace the screen.
The other issue could be the power plug (replace the adapter) -- if that doesn't fix it, the mainboard needs repair or replacement.
Thanks EJN63. What is the inverter ? Is that a separate part I could buy from Dell ?
As I said, the screen doesn't seem totally blank. In the strong morning light, I can almost distinguish what is on the screen.
the inverter powers the backlight - it's a small board behind the screen. You can't get one from Dell, but can find it from other parts suppliers - you'll need to remove the existing one and search for a replacement based on its part number.