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Screen goes dark at random times

During routine usage the screen goes dark.

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Usually caused by 1 of 3 issues:
1. Backlight in screen failing
2. Inverter board failing
3. Loose connectors or cracked wires from motherboard to screen.

To rule out other motherboard related issues, connect an external monitor and see if it functions properly.

Replacing a laptop screen is usually fairly easy - and instructions can be found easily on the internet. Use care, and don't force parts apart. Taking your time and exercising considerable patience will bring a successful repair.

Instructions, and parts, can be found easily on the Internet by searching for "<my laptop make and model> screen replacement".

If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, numerous local computer repair shops provide this service - or you can send the computer to repair services available on the Internet.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

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    lawrosenberg Jan 01, 2013

    This was not a laptop issue. But I do think it may be a backlight issue. I am connecting the monitor to another source to see if it is still the issue. Thank you.

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