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No/very faint picture on screen

I have a 1215-s173, which until recently has worked fine (with the exception of the battery dying within the first year). However, recently, the picture on the screen disappeared. It would reappear when re-started. But now it never reappears. Sometimes it does show up very very faintly, not even bright enough to see where my cursor is. I hear the sound of it starting up, so I know the computer itself is working.Any suggestions?

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  • mslynn Feb 20, 2008

    It helps a little....I don't know what to look for when I take it apart! [I'm also not sure HOW to take it apart!]. But...thanks for the info that you did provide!

  • wlra01 Aug 10, 2008

    I have the same problem as reported by mslynn. I was able to open my laptop's display but not able to determine what has gone bad visually. Is there any visual cue to look for and find out whether the backlight or the inverter has gone bad?

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Mslynn, you have either a bad backlight or backlight inverter board that changes DC to AC to light the backlight.
When the unit is taken apart you will be able to tell.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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