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Backlight faliure travelmate 240 the backlight has failed on the laptop above. i have been able to strip out the lcd screen from the loptop casing/surround, but was unable to see an obvious bulb to change. is this locatedinside the screen, behind the white plastic backing? and is this a reasonably easy job to do???

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  • lady breeze Jan 09, 2008

    Pc world advised that the bulbs are around $10.00 (available from net), but it would cost £160 to have it sent off to a service centre for it to be replaced!

    So it must be poss to change the fluro backlights inside the screen itself, as aposed to replacing the whole LCD?



    OR.... does anyone know of a company that maybe does re-conditioned screens, old for new????

  • lady breeze Jan 12, 2008

    does anybody know?

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Thank you for the link, however i already have that file. it is very usefull but does not explain or go into any detail about the BACKLIGHTS on the LCD
i have the screen out and striped as much as that info doc can tell me....... but where are the BACKLIGHT LAMPS??????

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Its a florescent backlight and is an integral part of the LCD screen.
You need to replace the entore screen, not just the backlight.

I hate to tell you this, but unless you can find a screen on E-bay or similar site it is going to cost you almost as much as a new computer.
You can buy a used travelmate 240 for around $200 and drop yyour hard drive into it and be up and running as before in a matter of minutes. Then you may be able to sell the old one as a working base with a bad screen to recoup some of what you paid out.
Good luck.

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