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Dark screen but just replaced it

I have a cf-48 that the screen and the motherboard are different mk's. but i cant get the screen to work right its dark i just replaced it because the last one did the same, but it will work on a external monitor. i have tried everything i can think of checking brightness, drivers, whatever. can anyone help

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I have a compaq laptop Hp 5000 the screen was black and I took the batterie out for a few minutes pluged the unit in and shut it back down and put the batterie back in and now works

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The problem is not the screen but the inverter board inside the laptop, it supplies high voltage to the internal fluorescent (cold cathode) bulbs that back light the display. Lots of these available on ebay and they plug right in, no soldering is necessary. I cant imagine both screens had bad cold cathode lamps. Generic answer to all dark screens on laptops

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    Steven Wander Jan 26, 2008

    OK, is there a key on the keyboard that has a little monitor on it? Older laptops had this key that would black out the display to save battery power and when used with a remote monitor, like a VGA or a TV out. It may be the integrated video chip that is on the board, but that would also make the external monitir look bad. May be kinked or broken video cable, could be a number of things but the invertor board would be my first guess, good luck.



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