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LCD goes dim within 1-2 minutes

I have a Gateway Profile 4 and when it is booted the display goes dim, almost black, within 2 minutes. I can barely see the displayed text, but not enough to read. Any help with this would be appreciated. my monitor goes dim. after 5 minutes to 10 minutes the screen goes blank like a shadow. i cant read the detail on my screen. Apart from that, the power supply was blink. could u help me to solve the problem.

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Re: LCD goes dim within 1-2 minutes

You could have a bad "inverter" or flourescent backlight tube, or a problem in your power supply.The only way to isolate the problem is to check each component in sequence.If your hard disk and DVD / CD drive are still working when your screen goes dark, then I'd say it's the "inverter". You'll have to take it to a repair shop.


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