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Screen gone dark

Hello. I started my laptop up in the morning as usual noticing that the screen was blank. I restarted with the same result. When I touch the hybernation/screen close switch the screen lights up for a second. What do you think?

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  • balinda2001 Mar 12, 2009

    When it lights up its the regular screen. Display is perfect, but it goes back to faint picture. Tapping on the lid switch makes it go normal then it always goes back to a short in it or something. Any idea?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    same thing computer behaves as though lid switch is depressed (screen closed). Used to hibernate. disabled that, but the monitor still powers down. tapping / fusing with the lid switch button will bring it back... sometimes. Sometimes momentarily, sometimes or a while?

  • bkemmert Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. No issues prior to today. Left it on all night in hibernate mode, turned on the laptop this morniing and the screen was dark, but there was a faint image of the logon screen (the one that is normally there when the computer is started). While pressing the lid switch the screen lights up for a split second then back to dark. If pressed all the way the laptop hibernates. Seems like a problem with the lid switch or connection, but have never had the laptop opened up. Not sure what to do.



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Good morning!
On fairly quick thing that you could try is to reseat the memory module(s). That can be one fairly common cause of this.
Another thing to check is to take the laptop into a darker area and see if there is a faint image on the screen. That would indicate a bad LCD backlight lamp, or inverter.
It is possible that your lid switch is bad/broken/loose.
When you say that it lights up for a second, is that with an image, a white screen, gray screen or exactly what?

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Posted on Dec 10, 2007

  • howiebdoin Aug 28, 2011

    How do you replace a lid switch. I can only open my lid about 4-5" then it shorts out giving a blank screen or a weird bunch of lines . If hooked to a secondary display the OS works fine. I was told by a local shop that to fix it would cost more than a new one.



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