Thanks Rim Tech!!!
That is very convenient and an easy replacement.
I have an old dell inspiron 1545 with a ccfl screen. I purchased the led cable and an led screen (BT156GW01) that was supposed to be compatible. When hooked up the screen shows only a grid-like pattern of white squares (bigger than individual pixels) that changes in brightness consistent with windows starting. I know the screen is good as it worked on another laptop and the video card is ok as an external monitor works. The screen shows a BIST test without problem. Does this sound like a cable or just an incompatible screen?
I am also replacing my Inspiron 1545's screen from CCFL to LED, since the company I ordered a new CCFL screen from said that it was discontinued, so they are sending me an LED screen and a converter cable instead.
For those who have successfully replaced their CCFL with a LED screen, does this mean I have to remove the grey cable as well? I know I have to remove the inverter board, but I was wondering if I have to remove the cable that connects the motherboard to the screen. If so, this involves removing the keyboard and a part of the bottom of the laptop right?
I just want to make sure I don't screw anything up. I will post my results here when I get the new screen.
Update: I got the new LED screen but they actually had a different inverter attached to it. So I removed the old one and the new one doesn't really fit, but the screen works.
One weird thing though, whenever I press the brightness button there is a pretty big change in brightness from the highest setting to the second highest setting.
For example, the overlay that pops up:
When the brightness is at its highest setting, it looks fine. But when I press the button once to decrease the brightness, it is a lot darker than before. If I keep decreasing the brightness, when it reaches the halfway point the screen is just barely visible, and does not change when I go all the way down to 0. I'm guessing this is not normal, any ideas?
In any case, I am going to buy the R267J cable mentioned in this thread because of this problem and because the inverter barely fits. Does anyone know if it is compatible with the B156XW02 v.6 screen?
The actual connectors on most screens are standard 40 pin connectors, should work no problem and will eliminate the inverter piece all together.
"B156XW02" is the model screen you have working in the laptop now? I have what is supposed to be an equivalent of that model that isnt working, though i'm still waiting on a new R267J cable to test it.
Just wanted to thank you all for the instructions on replacing the CCFL screen with an LED.
I purchased a new LED screen for my Dell 1545 ($60 shipped for the LED on ebay) which had a cracked CCFL, purchased the cable for $12 through the link provided, and it is working and better than new. Resolution and brightness on the LED seems better.
I am no IT guy, have done nothing to a laptop or PC except for replacing a hard drive and adding memory, and the replacement was very easy for me. Took out the old screen by removing the outer bezel and inner frame, removed old cable completely( requires popping off keyboard) and inverter board ( you don't need that anymore), inserted new cable and put everything back together. Took me about 30 minutes, and would probably take someone experienced about 5-10.
Thank you- you saved me some $$!