My R40's 15" TFT display has gone dark and no amount of rebooting and jiggling the hinges will help. I'm not clear whether the LCD panel or the converter (inverter?) has died. Or both. Searching eBay, it seems there are lots of people willing to sell me a new LCD for $100 or more. Is that a good deal? I usually have the laptop in its doc at home and my office, but on occasion I do need the built-in screen. Thanks!
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Re: R40 screen is dead
Since a used R40 will be in the neighborhood of $300, a $100 or less for the screen might not be too bad of a price. Without the screen, you have a $330 paper weight. With the replacement screen, you have a working computer. And that would cost you $200 less than buying a replacement R40. Hopefully this line of thought will help you make the decision. R-
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I tougth it is better if you replace your TFT in one package. Too much time to be cost if you try to fix the backlight. But you can try this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4v20PyomuU after you sure that your backlight is the problem by installing another undefected TFT
This means your backlight has gone out on your lcd screen. Unfortunately the only way to fix this is to get a replacement LCD screen. It is a fairly easy process to replace the screen, however if you do not feel comfortable doing it you should always consult a professional.
Check your backlight settings, Power Settings, etc.....
You may have Vista (vista has other power settings such as a custom sleep mode which can fail sometimes to work properly with some hardware/monitor configurations).
So Disable any unconventional Hibrid Hibernation options k!
Is this a brand new computer? Was it displaying properly before and just suddenly started showing up dark?
Most laptop monitors have a brightness control. It is possible that yours may have been inadvertently turned all the way down (it can happen accidentally). It is usually accessed by a function selector on the lower left side of the keyboard in conjunction with a function key, like F7, F8, F9, etc... you should check your manual first to be sure.
If that doesn't help, then it is possible the backlight for the LCD screen has gone dead. Those can be replaced by authorized service centers.