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Startup problems laptop will only startup after several attempts, I can barely make out the screen, I just keep turning it off till the screen lights up, this can take several attempts, seems to be getting worse. Laptop functions completely normally once going, tho if screen saver is on too long, the screen will not come back on and the start up ritual must begin all over  again

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Re: startup problems


Based on your post/description "barely make out the screen" you have a backlight problem which can either be the CCFLamp or the inverter that powers it. The problem may be component failure, heat related or cold solder, loose connection.

Since this would involve opening the screen display panel, electronic circuitry diagnosis and possibly component replacement, your best bet might be to seek the services of a qualified repair person. To give you an idea of the possible cost, pls refer to this site.

Should you venture into giving it a go for yourself, this site might be able to give you an idea how it is done. This link is a possible source of replacement components.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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