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Display is fading out


the display on the notebook starts and I can see a light background and it fades away to a white screen.

Any fixes?


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  • daiz Apr 01, 2008

    DAIZ: hi,
    i hav HP 4204 series laptop.the problem is screen brightens up at times,kind of flashlight and also some blue colours appear at the edges of the stays on till i enter any day even my pc wuldnt turn on.
    got it checked in service center.they said prob was with hard drive.changed my hard disk.inspite of tat the problem still exists.m at a loss now.

    m so troubled by dis ,so if anyone can tell me wat to do it wuld be really appreciated.




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Hooking it up 2 ur vga will not work because the vga is linked 2 ur motherboard graphicscard. i went through this process with my dell it ended up being the motherboard

Posted on May 07, 2008


I had tried to connect an external monitor to the laptop and it showed everything on the external monitor, clearly. Now, do you still think the solution is to fix either the screen, CCFL lamp, the wire, inverter or something else?


Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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I also have this laptop model and I was having a problem where my HP xe3 gc was getting white dots much like a weak signal on your tv. What fixed mine was that I cut the wires that went to my inverter and made them longer so that the screen would show when you close the lid. And wow that fixed the problem not sure if it would fix your problem but worth a try just cut them and put them back together!! If you want to by in inverter then look and ebay you may save some money beware of not buying new! and also when you get the problem fixed make sure if you keep you laptop on all the time set the screen to shut of every 5 min that way this will keep your screen from staying on all the time making your new screen last longer!!

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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    if you have a question on which wires to splice then email me I will send you photos


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It sounds like the CFL backlight has failed or is starting to fail. These can be purchased from many places online. Replacing could be a bit tricky. Some laptops are a bear to open up, but for the most part they aren't too bad. You'll need to find out which size CCFL lamp you have. You may need to contact HP for this, or google for it.

Your inverter could also be going too which are about $70-80. I would doubt this is the problem though.

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