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Laptop Screen My VGN A170P screen has a burned out back lite but I can see it try to light up when I turn it on. So I hooked up a external monitor which worked for a good while but now the monitor will come on and after about a minute the Vaio will reboot itself time and time again. I may need to do the fn -F4 only because I heard what it may be, but I want to know of any other options. A new screen now would not make me happy. Thank you micheal (sage)

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