Dell Laptop Regulatory Model Reference Guide

This is a cross-reference list of the Regulatory Models and Regulatory Type Codes found on most Dell Laptops. Many of the Regulatory Models & Types are compatible with multiple laptop models or laptop series. Included in this list are links to Parts for the correct laptop and Repair Manuals if available. The Parts Links and Manual Links will be updated regularly to maintain current information.


Navigating to Find Your Laptop Specs and Part Numbers Using Your Service Tag

This shows how to find part numbers on Dells support website by entering your Service Tag.


Understanding the Different LCD Screen Backlight Types in Dell Laptops

The term LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) can refer to both CCFL and LED type screens. The LCD, simply put, is the top part of the display. The CCFL or LED is what lights up (or backlights) the LCD to make the display visible.


Finding LCD Screen Part Numbers and Specifications

This section will show you how to physically locate you screen part number and locate you screen part number using the Dell laptop Service Tag.


Does my laptop LCD screen need to be replaced?

As the most frequently used and fragile component on a laptop, there are many ways a screen can fail. The common reasons to replace a screen are, of course, physical damage or cracks. Other reasons for replacement could be vertical and horizontal lines, dead pixels, a dim screen, or a flickering screen. This will help diagnose the problems and possible solutions for your laptop.