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DIM SCREEN my laptop is coming on but i am not seeing anything on the screen. i can make out a fade out line in the back ground. I was told may be it is the LCD screen and inverter. what do u think? And how can i locate the part to order it? urgent I also have an Acer Extensa 4620-4605 laptop that will not light up.. I have tried 3 different inverters, two different lcd screens and a new cable. I even replaced the motherboard, but my LCD will not light up. I think the inverters I bought were not good or the wrong ones. I have also checked lid switch. Any Ideals or where can a person buy a new 4620-4605 inverter. Certainly not at I can't find anything there. HELP HELP HELP

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  • jbdeckert247 Oct 17, 2008

    All you did was repeat what I told you! Anyone out with real solution and not Mr. Ovioius type comment?

  • jbdeckert247 Oct 17, 2008

    A lot of what I already know and did. Thanks for a whole lot of the same!


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It can be the inverter, or the backlight, ar also the switch that de-activates backlight when you close the laptop.


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    Ginko Oct 17, 2008

    Repeat? that is the solution.

    If you have dim light, as someone told you, then that means that you have either a faulty inverter, a faulty backlight, or that the AC charger is not connecting, or that the backlight is disabled in power saving mode. That is all.

    Check the power setting mode, bother to read the article here LAPTOP MONITOR SCREEN VERY DIM.. and do the test switching to ext monitor, check if light flickers, do also a test unplugging AC charger (battery must be working).

    The inverter is a small rectangular board, usually placed within the display assembly, that powers the backlight.

    The first thing to check is the backlight bulb itself (or themselves), if the bulb works it will light up when powered with 12V, following the specs. Bulb can also be tested with a multimeter, checking it for continuity.

    If the bulb is good you should test the inverter board, to know if that is faulty, you have to test specific voltages out, if there is no power out, you follow a diagram for the power stabilizer/power amp IC, or circuit, and eventually replace it again, always remember that it is very easy to fry a pcb. Inverters are usually powered at 5V , with a gap of +-.5V as in all circuits. This board is a power amp, andhas a potential power out of over 500V (500V 800V on new Acers)

    Test also the inverter pcb connector cable, using a multimeter. If you do not have a multimeter and at solder at home, that usually means you should not even work on electronics, therefore, if you do not have a multimeter buy one :

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    Ginko Oct 19, 2008

    Well, if you knew it already you should have just fixed it, and I would have saved my time here.

    Thanks for the bad rating given.


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My back light dims when i unplug the power cord of my laptop. my brightness options show 100%

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