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Dim Screen I have a Toshiba Satellite 3005-S304 and the screen has become very dim. It has been a great computer until now. If you hold a light to the screen you can see the computer is operational. I have done some research on this problem and found in other models it is an inverter board but nothing on thid model. If it is an inverter board, how difficult is it to replace?

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It is the inverter board. It is usually about $40. It is easy to replace.

On this link you can follow the troubleshooting and repair steps for the LCD and Inverter boards.
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/category/lcd-screen-repair/

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Inverters are really very easy to replace, with most laptops.,,you remove the front bezel plastic which surrounds the lcd screen,,and you will find the inverter near the bottom of the screen near the center, also you can remove the power button cover just below the screen but on the laptop itself , because it may be located there.
depending on various models.
also you may try www.retrevo.com to download a manual for this computer.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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