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Hi, Im using windows XP on my Compaq notebook. Today, when i turned my notebook on, the display is really dim. Infact, it becomes dimmer when i put notebook on charge. Its strange. please help. Thanks!

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It could be your inverter board that has died. It's a small board behind the bezel just underneath the screen. the inverter board powers the backlight.

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You can also connect to an external monitor from a desktop. holding th FN button and usually f5 will toggle between the displays. 
The second method if the monitor turns blackl this machine is out of warranty is remove the bezel surrounding the lcd. remove teh screws that hold the lcd in place. Shine a flashlight behind the LCD with the machine on. If the Backlught is bad you will see windows or dos dimly. At this point order a replacement backlight from Ebay or HP.. PJ

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Either:

your backlight on the monitor is going out.

or

The powersave functions are out of whack.

Check your settings, reinstall the display drivers, if that doesn't solve it, it's a hardware issue.

To verify boot from a DOS boot disk or linux (something text based), and see if it's still dark. It's probably a hardware issue.

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