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Displays Laptop screen problem

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Hardware150, 21 Jul 2013.

  1. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Minimodder

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    Hi Bit-Tech

    Im looking for some advice in regards to my laptop's screen. The laptop works fine when hooked up to a monitor, but the screen won't display anything. I'm pretty confident the actual screen itself is fine, the last time it worked it displayed a very dull BIOS, but next time i booted it was completely black.

    Any easy fixes or wires i can replace? Or would it be the case of getting a new screen or laptop?

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    do you know what sort of backlight it has, could be the inverter, backlight or cable.

    the fact you could see bios screen but very dark suggest either inverter or backlight, if it is the backlight, its easier to change the screen, if inverter, that's even easier.

    when I get them in, after checking cables the next thing I try is an inverter, if that doesn't work, then the screen.

    you can get replacement backlights, but they are a pain in the arse to change, and can bleed light due to not sealing the same as when originally built.
     
  3. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Remember reading somewhere that shining a torch on the screen would show if it's just the backlight/inverter. It's an easy test to diagnose the problem at least!
     
  4. droyden

    droyden What's a Dremel?

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    What kind of laptop is it?
    The other thing it could be is the vga cable, but it wouldnt normally show a dull screen. As above it sounds more like the inverter
     
  5. Gunnzie

    Gunnzie What's a Dremel?

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    If it does turn out to be the screen, they are pretty cheap to replace and very easy to fit. I can help out if needed.
     
  6. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    It's probably the back light as others have said but you could try this fix the first answer.
     

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