I have a Compaq Presario v2000. When I power it up the LCD display will only come on if I open it up a couple of inches then if I open it more it goes black. Sometimes if I move it slowly it will open up a little more before going black but I just can't seem to find the problem.
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If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LED flashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faulty inverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen
You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers 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 replace the CCFL lamp. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight. It could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out, this is the most likely case. The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills. Check out LCD Parts for service, parts, and DIY info Use this link to their WEB site :- www.lcdparts.net
no its not a driver you have a video chip getting ready to fail.on the v2000 it intergrated in to the mother board. soon you will be joining many other compaq v2000 and m2000 owners in the search for a mother board compaq has updated part numbers it a whole differant board for these units due to having a common failure rate of the original mother boards.Compaq know there was a over heating of the video chip that leads to failure but has not offered any assistance to there customers. firstname.lastname@example.org
look at your function keys (F4 F7) from what i can see on the picture but it will somehow resemble an lcd screen. Try to push the Fn button along with the F-button that has the "lcd" picture at the same time. If this does not work pushing it once try to push it twice. After each time release both buttons and wait a couple seconds after each attempt and see if this fixes the problem
It could be either, if you can get another LCD screen (same make/model) you can swap to ckeck it out.
You could check the inverter by touching its output and if you get a bit of an electrical shock then you know the inverter is working or check it with a multimeter if you don't like electric shocks.
Try pressing Fn-F4 a couple times. Sometimes people accidentally enable the external screen and disable the internal one. If this doesn't work, try plugging an external screen in. If the external works then you might have a dead display.