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Monitor too dark....

I have a Gateway 400DS4 Series Laptop but my monitor has gone very very dark. The display is okay once I attach an external monitor (the external monitor works just fine). I bought a new LCD but it's still dark even after changing the LCD. Do you have any idea on the problem? My monitor is really dark. It's a sony set to XGA resolution. Trying to change display doesn't yield any brightness control

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    monitor is not getting bright very dark

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Brightness control is through the shortcut keys. You have to make sure the Gateway multifunction keyboard utility is installed for the keys to work.
http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=3501309
Then you would use the FN key and the Up Down key at the same time.
If it adjusts up and down and is still too dark, there is a good chance that the bulbs in those screens are failing (screen may tell you if there is any pinkish tint to it or if it is dark at the bottom center when you first fire it up.
If it doesn't go dark to brighter then check the wires going to the inverter. one controls the brightness adjustment.
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Inverter board bad. this runs your lcd lamp(s) but is not in the screen.

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1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.
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Or you can use the HDMI port, and use an HDTV.
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Let's diagnose, and see Shunka_Reid.
Connect a VGA monitor to the laptop.

A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.

http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2009/gateway/nv/NV78/NV78lv.shtml

Number 3 - External VGA display port

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for the VGA cable example.

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A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA connector, on the laptop.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

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C) IF, the display shows on the external VGA monitor, you have a problem with the Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

I can help you find it, just need the laptop manufacturer name, and Model Number.
Post back in a Comment.

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If it isn't then the problem lies with the Video Cable, (Gateway = LCD Cable), or the Display Assembly.

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1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port (Connector) on the Left side of the netbook.

[ External VGA display port.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector ]

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No display still?
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[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

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The GPU for a Gateway LT2104u Netbook PC is an Intel GMA950 ]

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The Backlight for the Gateway LT21 series of Netbook PC's, is a series of LED lights.

There is no screen Inverter that is replaceable by the consumer.
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http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2009/gateway/lt/lt21/LT21sp4.shtml

To conclude:
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Gateway LT21 series of Notebook PC's, Service Manual, (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-gateway

Go to where it states Gateway 400. Drop down to the second line, (EC54), and scroll across to LT21 in blue.
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This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
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{ You can save this Service Manual to your computer. This way you can burn it off to a CD disk, AND remove it from the computer to save harddrive space, and not have to temporarily download it again }

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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