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Will power on nothing comes on the screen.

The only visible lights are the power and battery light

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Probably a bad inverter board, LCD screens have a hi-voltage board to drive the lamps that display the image.

you can go here and get the Inverter repaired

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Posted on Jan 07, 2008


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