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Screen seems dead, but comes alive once in a while

The laptop screen seems dead. It comes alive for a few seconds (maybe 2), when you first power it up, or when you play with the lid button, but immediately goes to being too dark. You can get a flashlight near it, and sort of read whats on the screen, login, navigate with mouse, and work, but its just way to dark.

Is the screen really dead ? What can i do to fix this ?

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  • aa505 Oct 14, 2007

    I have an HP Pavillion dv1000t

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    Brand new ACER laptop, Aspire 5315- 2153, and the screen went dark within 25 minutes of starting it up for the first time. Re-boot, etc., did not help. What's the deal with these crappy units? I have a 2 yr old ACER Aspire 3613ci that has no problems at all, especially with the display. These new ones suck tho!

  • aa505 Dec 26, 2007

    it seems like for me, the problem is the bulb, not the inverter. I already replaced the inverter. BTW, inverters are decently cheap and available on ebay.



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Yep its either a dead inverter or you need a new ccfl(the bulb)the bulbs are cheap but installing them is tricky-and new inverters are expensive and usually not common(best to get then by dead mans shoes)

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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If the screen comes back on momentarly after pressing the lid switch, usually indicates a problem with the lcd inverter. Not knowing the Acer models at all, the inverter could be located under the removable LCD mask on cover or in front of the keybd. Quite often by reseating the inverter plug in connections several times, it will clean off a film that might be causing a poor connection. If this is a temporary fix you may need to have the lcd inverter replaced.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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 Sounds like it is a problem with the backlight. Or the switch controlling the backlight.

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