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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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Re: backlight faliure

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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Re: backlight faliure

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.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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