laptop display


Old 08-30-09, 03:02 PM
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laptop display

I have an hp laptop model xe2000 and the screen went dark on me If I hold it to the light i can see the images on the desktop but its not bright, it was working fine, i closed it and when I reopened it it was dark. I have already tried to see if the dimmer was on and it was not.please help, thank you
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Old 08-30-09, 03:10 PM
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Purely a guess..I'd imagine the backlite or the cable feeding the backlite has takin a dump....
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by chance did you start-up and go to your moniter/screen options and see if anything reset, or got changed. like
if a virus or spyware changed settings.

i got a bad virus once and it changed my desktop and wouldn`t let me access the properties or task manager to change it back.
Old 08-30-09, 04:42 PM
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I'm going through the same thing with a Dell D800. The display goes dark after boot up. First thought is the inverter, located on the screen. It boosts voltage to excite the lamps. Changed that ($12), nope. Next is to either change out the lamps (2 x $10 ea) or buy a tested screen assembly ($80). Door #2 sounds inviting. At least I won't have to tear down the screen again.
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I had a thinkpad do that and I just put it on a docking station with a 17" monitor and keyboard and got a couple more years of use that way
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