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SCREEN SUDDENLY WENT DIM

Can someone out there help. fixed a locked IBM p4 laptop but after coupling, screen went damn dim, unreadable. desperately need solution

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    DEKR May 11, 2010

    WHEN PLUGGED IN OR BATTERY

    can read the screen to get into device manager and update driver

    Are you able to adjust screen within keyboard by pressing Fn and brightness

    have you tried hooking to another monitor

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One of 2 things happened....
1) You Blew the Power Inverter... The Power inverter is a thin rectangular circuit board that plugs into the display panel cable and also powers the LCD Bulb.. If This Part Fails - You Lose Light to the Display even though the display will still be on and viewable against a bright light....

2) The LCD Bulb is Faulty... When the LCD Bulb Fails it will typically give pre-warning signs- though not always.... It will give signs like the whole screen has a light orange or pinkish tone to it, but eventually it will blow and no light at all to the Display Panel....

Both Of These Are Repairable....

The Power Inverter Can Be Purchased Off of Ebay, For Around $15 to $30

The LCD Bulb Itself is also Replaceable.. Though It is a Job Only to Be Performed By An Experienced Laptop Tech... Bulbs as well can be bought off of ebay for a few bucks..

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