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Screen stays dark

When you turn on the laptop the screen is so dark you can hardly see it, then it disappears and stays black. I can hear the computer on, but can't see screen! Just wanted an idea what I was looking at before getting serviced.
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  • robertpowell Dec 22, 2008

    Computer seem to boot up normal and after a minute or so the screen turns very dark. Can still see an image nd computer is functioning with mouse,keyboard, etc.

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Try an inverter sold on ebay for 15 bucks
the only other thing it could be is the lcd backlight bulb,but rare

inverters make the light bright, and they do short out

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How long have you had your computer? Mine has been doing this. The battery has died out over time, and now I think the adapter is too. It's kind of kinked near where it plugs into the computer (probably from the weight of the chord constantly being pulled down). It just gets a bad connection, a little less power, and goes dim like that. If I readjust the connection and turn off/turn back on the computer, it usually comes on bright again. But I ordered a new battery

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