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Compaq Presario X1000


I got this from another post and it is exactly what is wrong with mine.
How do I get an "inverter" and is this something I can repair myself?

"So once you think windows has loaded, under a bright light see if you can actually see your desktop, albeit very dark. Inverters can be sourced in US at around $20-50 so not too bad."

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    When I boot up the Windows music plays, all the appropriate lights come on but the screen remains black. This problem started yesterday, May 29, 2008 and has not occured before.



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adjust the brightness of the screen may u hav accidently turned to zero brightness.
if this doesnt solve then let me know.

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Compaq Presario x1000 with no battery won't start off AC

Battery is needed to complete circuit. Too bad you didn't have the old one.

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They Have one for sale On ebay if you need..

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Notebook screen stays dark

Make sure you check under a bright light that you can actually see the image.

This model is notorious for a bad video card (Radeon) that makes it seems like something is wrong with your screen but if you press down just above the keyboard it will work while you are holding it.

If you see an image you have one of two things:

Bad inverter
Bad backlight bulb

If you saw the screen turning pink or red on cold starts before your backlight is burned out and it's just faster and easier to replace the LCD.

If you just saw a flicker and then screen went black the inverter is the problem.

The inverter is a little circuit board that sends power to the backlight bulb, so even though the bulb is good it won't get power to light up. If the bulb is bad replacing the inverter won't change anything.

The inverter is located just below the LCD. Disconnect AC and remove battery.

Remove the rubber plugs along the top and the two oval stickers on the bottom corners. They cover the screws. Remove the screws and carefully pop off the bezel with your fingernails moving around the edge as you go.

Under that you'll see the inverter. Use a fingernail or flatblade to carefully pry the connector off and then unplug the wire harness on the other end. Install the new part. Test it.

If it's working, then reassemble. If it's still dark the backlight is shot or your inverter was a dud.

If it's the backlight, you can remove the screen now that it's open. There are just a few more screws on each side of the LCD and removing a couple on the lower brackets can help you temporarily raise the screen up from the lid to more easily access the screws on each side.

The connector on the back is very delicate. Walk it out with your fingernails and try to reuse the tape if you can. Never pull by the wires.

Replace and test again.

Again, make sure you can POSITIVELY see an image on the screen before doing this repair.

As i mentioned earlier the X1000 has a bad video card the makes the computer boot up and show a black screen and even boot into windows but will NOT display video on the LCD or even the EXTERNAL video out. You can test this by plugging it into a desktop monitor.

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You have one of two problems. Either your inverter has gone bad or your backlight is burned out. You can find both items as well as instructions on how to replace each from

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It may be the problem with driver. Your OS may not contain the proper driver.Like in windows service pack 1 do not recognise some camcorders. either upgarde to service pack 2 or download proper driver from manufacturers site

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