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Medion laptop screen goes dark?

Medion MIM2120, after any amount of time (10mins to 1hr) the screen goes very dark and is very hard to see, am I right in thinking that the invertor for the screen is on its way out?

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  • harrison1969 Dec 10, 2008

    online manual would be great! the laptop is for my brother in law for xmas for school, its in absolute mint condition except th problem with the screen, going to order the invertor now.

  • harrison1969 Dec 10, 2008

    think the site must be down, takin ages to load?

  • harrison1969 Feb 05, 2009

    Hi Ron, got the manual, and have replaced the invertor, still getting the same problems so I think the backlight is on its way out, are these easy to replace and where could I get one?

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Shure 'nuff. Sounds like either the inverter or backlight. I would go for the inverter as that seems to be the more common item to fail, it usually is cheaper than the backlight, and easier to replace.
If you need to directed to an online maint manual, let me know.
Ron

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  • Ron Roske Dec 10, 2008

    Follow this link to get to the manual.

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.w...

    Glad to have been able to help.
    Ron


  • Ron Roske Dec 10, 2008

    Huh! I just downloaded it a few minutes ago and it only took a minute or less. You might back out and retry. If you can't get it to download,get back to me. We'll figure out something.
    Ron


  • Ron Roske Feb 06, 2009

    The easiest way to replace the backlight is to replace the LCD display. But this is by far the most expensive way. Even a used unit is not that cheap. But that's the way that I do it. The LCD assembly on most IBMs can be disassembled and the actual lamp replaced, but it appears to be not all that easy. I say appears because I've not had a chance to do it. I've offered, but people think that it will cost more that it's worth.Wish I could help more.
    Ron


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