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Can only just see image on screen

My compaq c500 LCD screen ios not functioning correctly. The image is only just visable. I have tried changing the power inverter and display ribbon. Is there any way to test is my screen is defective before i purcase a new screen. The laptop works fine when remoted through a standalone screen so i assume there is no mother board issue.

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The issue may have been with the inverter/lcd in tandem. One shorted the other out, or vice versa. You may need to replace both at the same time. I am currently working on a laptop which is having the same issue. We tried the new inverter on the old panel, the panel lit up for a second and then went out again. Upon replacing both at the same time, the issue is resolved. I can only suggest you do the same, however I do know how expensive those panels can be (500-1300 just for the panel!!)

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