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Comp boots, no screen lighting

I have an Acer aspire 3000 laptop. It boots fine, runs XP. It plays music seems to operate fine, however the screen does display but with no light coming from the screen. So I can see my desktop, but only if I look really hard. I can play music open files etc, but with no light coming from behind to really enable me to see it properly. Turn the lights off at night and it is pitch black. I plugged in another monitor and booted up. I saw the windows start up on this new screen, I could see the blue background (dos type windows Fat 32 ran cos I did not shut it down properly due to not being able to see the screen) but then the monitor said it was going to sleep and showed nothing more. I could not wake the monitor by moving mouse or keypad. I could still see the back ground on the laptop, but just as normal - peering really hard with light from the room illuminating the screen. Theres my problem. Any solutions would be great. The only thing I did different was bought a new memory stick and loaded the software on that to the comp. That same day the screen stopped working. ??? Odd. Any help - thanks

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This sounds like the backlighting has faulted, as around the screen there are tubes lighting the screen up, if these are gone they are replaceble but i would suggest taking to a qualified repairer as it is quite a complicated proceedure and get a price first as it may be cheaper replacing the notebook.

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