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Backlight problem I think that my backlight is going out. The computer will turn on normally and go into hibernation normally, but the screen turns off after about 35 seconds. The computer stays on like it is running normally. I use function F5 as I would if I had an external monitor and tap it repeatedly for a bit and the screen comes on for a few seconds, then flickers, then it goes back off again. I haven't had a chance to hook up an external monitor and test that yet. I just have alot of important stuff and dont want it erased when I/ or if I send to to a technician. I need to know if it is the backlight or could it be something else causing the problem.

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Re: backlight problem

If you have alot of important info it may be a REALLY good idea to back it up, if your laptop has a CD writer burn your data to disk before sending it off (remember to test any disks you make as you don't wish to lose data due to a scratched CD do you), or you can buy an external HDD or thumbdrive which you can save your important data to....If your data is important you really should be backing it up anyway. It does sound like you have an underperforming backlight or PSU issue. I hope this helps.

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