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I have hp pavilion dv6226us and when booted up the screen stays dark. You can see display only if you shine a light onto the screen. I tried to turn up the brightness and did't have any luck. Same thing and about 3 months past warranty end (of course). Yesterday I noticed the screen flickering a bit. Later, I went to use the laptop and the screen was very, very dark. I can barely make things out if a bright light is shined on the monitor. I've plugged an external monitor into the laptop and it works.

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You need a new back light

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Your LCD screen needs to be changed

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