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Old 07-16-2009, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For some reason, my backlight for my Inspiron 1720 laptop only works when my laptop is not plugged in and charging. I know this because the screen become noticeably dimmer when I plug in the charger and when I unplug the charger, the screen goes back to where I don't have to squint to read. I've googled this problem and couldn't find anything. Please help!
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked the power settings to see if the screen brightness is turned down when it gets plugged in on AC power?
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I have. It's not the brightness. I'm 100% sure it's the backlight because the brightness setting for plugged in and not plugged in are the EXACT same.
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Motherboard is faulty. I have seen this problem before.
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Any ways to fix it?
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Replace motherboard. However how other motherboard prices of laptop are not cheap.
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