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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:17 AM

Hello again!!! lol... I have a dell Inspiron B130, Inspiron E1505, Inspiron 1501, Inspiron 1525, Inspiron 1501, that I've collected over the years for parts. Also I have an dell Inspiron 1520 that needs a backlight. I'm not so sure I want to replace the backlight as it looks like no fun, however I would be able to replace the entire screen assembly. After looking at this site, www.laptopscreens.com, mostly, it shows that none of the ones I have will work. I am just having a difficult time really believing this. It seems that they just use different stock numbers. How could I check this out for sure???

Any guidance is greatly appreciated!!
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#2 James Litten

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

This is not good form and I would only try it on something that was mine and not on a client's computer.

If the laptop is from the same OEM (like DELL for example).

Has the same inverter board.

Has the same video plug.

Then I would plug it in and see what happens.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

From what i know the DELL INSPIRON 1501 1520 1521 1525 can use the same screen.
Try one of the screens from the other laptop and see if they have the same inverter and same connector, if so connect it up and see if you get anything on the display.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

Thanks!!! I will try one or two of the better/newer ones.. and let you know how it worked out.. I'm kind of a gambling man myself, and thought if it doesn't work then I still have Dell paperweight, which is what it is now anyway.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

Exactly. Its not worth the risk if you had to buy a new screen, but trying an old one can sometimes be worth a go!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

Well I installed one from a different Dell, 1521 or something along that line, and it worked fine..Thanks for the suggestion to give it a try.. So much for believing everything I read on the Internet...lol
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for letting us know how it turned out. :)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Just a quick correction: It was the E1505 that needed the backlight, and I used the entire screen assembly (backlight/monitor) excluding the inverter, from the 1520. Again THANKS!!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Thanks for letting us know how you got on. Glad it went well :)




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