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I just turned on my laptop (hewlett packard) and the screen is so dark I can barely see anything. It is not completely blank - i can only just make out what is meant to be on the screen & it responds to commands so the monitor is otherwise OK - how do i fix this??

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Take a look at the LCD inverter as this could be the problem.

The LCD inverter is located at the bottom of the screen behind the screen bezel (plastic screen surround) and an elongated circuit board with wires coming from each end.

To get to the inverter you will have to remove the screen bezel to expose it. Take the wires out from each end and take the inverter out.

The inverter should be covered in a frosted plastic cover that may be stuck down at each end. Gently pull the plastic away and remove the cover.

Now, look at the inverter for a copper coil or large semiconductor which will have solder points at each end.
The solder points are the things that you should be taking notice of because they get very hot and can dry as the inverter is the part which supply the backlight power.

If you are good with a soldering iron re-float the solder points around the coil or semiconductor. Wait a second for the solder to set and reconnect the inverter to the screen. Switch the laptop on and you should find the screen will light up again.

This should cost you nothing but time or the expense of a soldering iron, lend one if you can.
If the screen doesn't come on the look for an inverterboard for the laptop from places like eBay.

If you need anymore help on this matter please post back.

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010


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