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Hi, I have a 17" gateway P-6860,recently the lcd started blinking, the screen dims out and then comes to normal (making a blinking effect). I've changed the inversor but it still the same, i'd appreciate your advices about my problem, thanks.

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When this starts to happen it means the back light is on its way out and needs to be replaced.

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