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When my computer boots up, my screen is still black!

It's like my screen is dim! I can barely see my screen pop up the windows welcome sign, but I can't see my desktop icons. It's like I need to replace a light bulb or something. Any ideas on what's the problem?

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  • mybreezygirl Dec 24, 2008

    When I power up my compaq laptop the screen is very very dim. Any idea what is wrong and how to fix would be greatly appreciated.



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There's a chance that it could be your brightness & contrast settings. (Which someone stated earlier) If not, there's a good chance it's the inverter board inside the PC. It can be replaced, although I don't know what the cost is because I've never had to do it. I'm taking classes for the CompTIA A+ certification (Industry standard certification) and the inverter boards were covered in this class. Hope I helped you out and good luck with it.

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Your screen is dim because you need to replace your battery. But first make sure you are plugged in AC wise. Compaq notebooks will not run properly without a battery pack. When your battery needs to be replaced, the battery will not hold a charge. You also might try unplugging the AC power, wait a minute, then replug the power cord. Restart the computer and immediately push the shift key and the F-10 key. Sometimes this helps light your screen. But you should still replace that battery if it's not holding a charge. It will dog you until you do it. P.

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Do check the LCD brightness settings..its usually on the function press the function key and the other key at the same time there should be a icon on the keys..some laptops have the arrow buttons(up,down or right and left) for controlling brightness...hope it helps!

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