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Faint picture on screen

I can only see what is on the screen very faintly, unless I point a very bright light at the screen then I am able to see a little more. Even that is not bright enough for my eyes. Can you tell me a solution. God bless you.

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Re: Faint picture on screen

Most likely the backlight on your LCD has gone out. See for a guide on replacing the backlight.

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