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Compaq nx9030 Laptop

Laptop works fine except recently when I turn it on, the picture is very dim on the screen. But if I close the lid and press around on top the lid and open it up again, the image is sharp and bright. Unfortunatley at bootup the picture is more and more coming up bad instead of good. I'm getting tired of having to close the lid and press around on it to get it working. Any ideas on what is wrong?

Wayne Wallace
Columbus, Indiana

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There is a concealed switch situated just to the right of the right hinge, which is activated by a cam on the screen bezel and acts as a sensor for lid open or closed, it also turns off the backlight, so if it sticks in a closed position, the backlight will not turn on, either free the switch, or disconnect it, it connects to the small power board (under the cover with the power button and 5 funtion buttons) i hope this solves your problem. ..... ****

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It sounds like your LCD screen is going bad. Before buying a replacement screen you can try...

  1. If there are screws around the screen case, you can try tightening them.
  2. Reconnecting the lcd screen to the laptop - see the website http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&contentType=SupportManual&docIndexId=64255&prodSeriesId=424677&prodTypeId=321957
If this doesn't help, you'll need to have the screen replaced, replace it yourself, or take it to a repair shop to see if they can fix the screen without needing to by a new one.

Hope this helps!

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