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Sony Vaio vgn-fe590p, when starting up the screen lights up, but it is dim and blurry. Could this be the inverter, or the lcd screen is bad?

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  • Chris Estanislau Dec 04, 2012

    TKs for your reply. No the laptop has not be dropped. When you start up the screen is very blurry. It does not flicker. I have it connected to an external monitor, and everything works fine. I just want to figure out if it could be the invertor or the lcd. If it were the invertor, would i still get an image on the screen?

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 04, 2012

    It's difficult to say for sure. Take a look at this vid:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yi6GNFcP...

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Start with drivers,http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VGNFE590P&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab . Has it been damaged? Dropped, jarred, etc. It may be the monitor/graphics is going. Hard to say exactly. Is it overheating?

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SOURCE: Dim LCD display

ccfl tube goes down or inverter cirucuit is fail
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SOURCE: my sony vaio vgn-n365e screen is Dim

The fault could be a faulty CCFL lamp or inverter.
To determine if you have a LCD screen, inverter or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions.
Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out
www.lcdparts.net
for parts, repair service and DIY info.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-CR240E LCD screen flickering

Hi - I have replaced lots of LCD screens,it can be done

HOW TO REMOVE LCD PANEL OF MY ACER LAPTOP.

First ===>>> Remove all power and battery

Each machine is different in construction and size,
but they operate in the same fashion,motherboard,power inverter,lcd panel and cable connecting them together,also there may be a wireless aerial and or camera as well inside the lids frame housing the lcd screen so be careful while dismantling the front frame,it should be a good tight fit,

the lid has a base and a front panel covering the workings of the screen and wiring in a compact frame,remove the screws from the front panel and lift the front frame free from the base,remove the power panel by the screen next to the keyboard this should expose the motherboard insides,then unplug the inverter from the screen,unscrew the screws holding the the frame and carefully lie the screen on a flat surface to unplug the data cable from the rear of the screen, top of the screen rear contains IC chips required to make the pictures,
DO NOT TOUCH THESE >>> STATIC KILLS

It dosent mater if the screen is already dead just remember this when you fit the new screen

Hope this helps,Misterdj

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SOURCE: Recovery DVD for Sony Vaio VGN-N130G

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