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Compaq Presario 915US Backlight Out

How do I fix the backlight on my Compaq Presario 915US Notebook? It just went out today.

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  • pmboyce Nov 08, 2008

    my backlight just went out. I am certain this is the problem as I can see a faint image in the screen & when hooked up to an external screen, the computer works fine. Where do I find a replacement backlight for a Compaq 915US?

  • johnjohnjosh Jan 02, 2009

    I have same problem, was wondering how do I test to see if my motherboard is turrning on the bright signal? I would like to try everything I can before having to take apart my laptop



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First, are you sure it's the backlight and not the "inverter" or the motherboard not turning on the "brite" signal ?
Any way, to fix the backlight, you have to remove the screen from the laptop (in most cases) and then open the screens plastic case. Then, there should be a little circuit board at the bottom of the screen;that's the inverter.Disconnect both wires from it (there should be wires on each side of it).Now remove the screws holding the screen in the plastic case and lift out the screen.At the bottom edge of the screen,you'll find a piece of silver / metallic tape. remove this tape CAREFULLY . Also on the bottom edge there are tiny ( I MEAN TINY) screws at each end of the screen.Remove these carefully lift the metal cover along the bottom of the screen and the backlight is underneath this cover.

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