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Dark screen I am trying to figure out my cousins laptop problem. she has an HP zt1000 and the screen is dark. I used a flashlight to maneuver to the control panel to see if a setting was off or something. Is there a way to change the light or is there even a light in the screen itself? thanks Ryan Burge

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    When I turned on my HP nw8240 this morning the screen was very dark. I can see faint images in the display only under a brite light. I've tried re-booting, both with menu commands and the on'off button, but no go. I also downloaded the HP diagnostic tool, but it found no errors. The Fn briteness keys don't appear to work at all. I'm totally frustrated at this point.



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Hrdlukrnch, your Backlight is out. This is a small tube in your LCD screen for your laptop. (The backlight is a CCFL. Cold Cathode Fluorescent

This is a link that shows you step by step photos, and instructions,
for replacing the backlight on an HP Pavilion zt1000,
(The script above the first photo, is too dark to read. It's just general
information, stating changing a backlight bulb, on a Pavilion zt1000)

Quick search,

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    My apologies. Somehow, I inadvertently submitted the solution, before all information compiled, was ready.

    The last sentence was supposed to read...

    Quick search just now, I found this website that has instructions, on how to select the backlight bulb you need for your laptop, and a listing of backlight bulbs, and prices.

    1.How to select the backlight bulb you need,
    2.Backlight bulbs,


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Try this, on the laptop keyboard on the bottom left cornet, there should be a button that says 'Fn' written in 'blue'

also on the keyboard, there are secondary buttons, if you look on some off the buttons on the keyboard, there are some pics, numbers letter etc written in blue on the buttons, look for one that has a arrow up and beside that on the same button a picture of a sun, when found do this:

Hold Fn and click on that key with the arrow pointing up with picture of sun and tap that button repeatedly to increase back light while holding the Fn button down firmly

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your problem is a faulty ccfl BackLight Inverter, the display uses the backlight to illuminate the lcd screen, the inverter is used to illuminate the cold cathode light in the back of ther lcd theirs countless places to laern about it on google.
They are cheap to replace google your model with inverter at the end..

The backlight is dead thats why you can only see when in the sunlight.

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