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Hi, i have an Acer 5100 and the screen is really dark... can only just make out the screen. I have tried the fn key trick with no luck. I have replaced the inverter and also the screen.... again no joy. I'm running vista 32bit Can someone help me please :)

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  • duck86 Jul 20, 2009

    Hi thanks for you fast reply :) where abouts do i find the CCLF lamp on the laptop?? i hope i have already ruled out the lcd screen, inverter as both have just been replaced :)

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The fault could be a faulty video cable or connector or CCFL lamp or inverter.
Try reseating the video cable/connector that connects to the motherboard first.
If this doesn't work then to determine if you have a LCD screen, inverter or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions.
Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out
www.lcdparts.net
for parts, repair service and DIY info.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Jul 23, 2009

    The CCFL lamp is located on the bottom edge of the LCD screen.

    Have a look at the WEB site I suggected.

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