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Screen goes black but have faint image in background

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  • drirish51 Jun 27, 2009

    it boots up normal, sometimes it works for a min or two sometimes 2o min then goes black with a screen in the background if you look sideways. Have to re boot because it dosent shut down right. Had the same problem in Hawaii on the same unit. Inverter???

  • drirish51 Jun 27, 2009

    It boots up normal, can check e-mail and do what ever the just goes black but the screen I was working on can be seen in the background if you look at it at an angle. mouse moves etc. have to shut down and re boot. get a screen that say comp not shut down normaly or a fix start up message.

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Does it boot up as bright as it used to be and then go faint or has it recently only been faint?
If it's the latter it sounds as though the lamp has gone. This can be fixed more often than not, but can be a bit expensive.
Is the laptop still under warrenty? If so go back to the manufacturer or if not you should take it into a computer shop to get a quote on fixing it.
Regards, Chris

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    j0llyc Jun 27, 2009

    It definitely is the screen that goes black, it isn't shutting down by itself? I'll assume it is staying on and that the display becomes faint. It could be the connection or the backlight itself. Either way you would need to take this to your local comptuer technician for them to take a look and give you a quote to repair it. If it's really old, you might even consider buying a new laptop.


    Consider the cost/benefit of repairing this laptop and how many more years or months you expect to get out of it. Then compare the same money invested in a new laptop. This is obviously upto you but think about it. Wouldn't be a bad idea to take it into a computer shop to get a quote first. That might help you with your decision.


    Good luck,
    Chris

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    j0llyc Jun 27, 2009

    Yeah sounds like you need to replace the screen. Take it into your local computer technician to get a quote, if you want to fix it.


    If you're happy to keep it in one place at home, you could always connect a monitor to it and use that for your display.

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Sounds like the backlight for the screen has died the part isn't that pricey but having it put in will probably cost almost as much as replacing the laptop. You can always plug into an external monitor, however that is not very portable

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