Hi everyone, thanks for helping me out
with this issue.
Background: backlight was going out (red screen), then the screen went
out completely, but would sometimes still work if I turned the screen
off and on (magnetic switch thing).
I then bought a new backlight lamp off ebay, just soldered it in now,
and for some reason it is stuck on full brightness now.
I have tried changing it in the bios, and the fn+up/down, none of that
I am running windows server 2008 on a dell inspiron 6000 with an ATI x300.
I tried a new inverter, and it is still the same thing.
Did I somehow damage the lcd control board?
Also, the temperature sensor no longer reports the temperature anymore. This occurred while I was testing the new backlight lamp.