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Emachine e525 is black. External monitor works fine. Can see icons with flashlight.

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The backlight has failed in your laptop screen. It could be a job for a competent technician.

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  • Tom Lee Jan 07, 2014

    After pressing Fn + F6 a few times, the screen comes on and stays until I reboot.

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    JonSnell Electronic Jan 07, 2014

    I assume you run Win7. In that case, the screen and backlight are fine. Theissue may be cured by right clicking on the battery icon, select mobility and switch the screen with Connect Display. Other platforms may have to be accessed through control panel. Hope that helps.

  • Tom Lee Jan 07, 2014

    According to the manual, Fn + F6 toggles the backlight on and off to save power. When the screen first comes up it is black but toggling this function tries to turn it on. It flickers at first, then comes on and goes off. After several toggles, it finally comes on and stays on until I turn it off.

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If you can hold a flashlight on an angle and somewhat see what's on the screen it means the back-light of the display is dead. LCD actually don't light up on their own, so the back-light is what provides the brightness so you can actually see what's on the LCD screen.

The back-light will have to be ordered specifically for your screen, as they greatly vary in size and shape. You can either replace the back-light yourself, which is a very technical job, or have almost any computer repair store do it for you. If your computer is still under warranty this would be classified as a manufacturer defect.

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Defective CCFL backlight may has the following symptom:

  • Screen flashs on red/pink and off.
  • Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal.
  • Picture flickering with dim display.
  • Picture flickering on and off.
All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp)
has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp


Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.

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Some laptops have switches that you have to turn on manually in order ffor it to work look for a switch usually on bottom of the laptop under or near touchpad

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SOURCE: How do I get my webcam to work. I have e525

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Might be worth checking if your device drivers are installed correctly.

Link for drivers is here: http://support.emachines.com/em/driver/nb/e525.html

If you are using MSN you may have to use the Audio and Video setup wizard to configure it to work correctly. Pretty straight forward as long as you just follow the steps.

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click on start and go to all programs locate the folder that says video web camera the click on it and click video web camera with the gray and blue icon next to it ur webcam should load after that

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