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Laptop screen goes dark while loadin windows

I have a dell laptop and when i first power on the laptop, the screen is great and i can see everything just fine. however, once windows is loaded, the screen goes dark. I shine a light on the screen and i can see everything. I have tried to adjust the brightness setting as well as reinstalling my drivers but nothing seems to help. How can I fix this problem at home without having to pay someone to fix it for me?

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  • mcooley10 Apr 19, 2009

    Thank you for your responce. However, last night, I restored to an earlier time, reloaded the drivers and software that came with the pc, and a few other things; and now it works great! I do think the back light is going out, but as long as I don't turn the contrast too high, the screen manages to stay on.

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If you can see everything when you shine a light on it, it's most likely a 'backlight' going bad. These are somewhat easily repaired, but can be expensive. Good luck!

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