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Screen goes dark

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My laptop screen goes dark minutes after its switched on; I can hear sound but only see very pale outline when I hold it up against a window. Its a Toshiba satelite L40-14 N. Thanks for your help

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    Hello,my laptop is an IBM ThinkPad 2656 and I have a similar problem to this person,only mine works fine till the welcome screen and sometimes gets gfixed when I fiddle with the monitor settings.ı know somebody will tell me that I just have to set the monitor to laptop screen,I do that.I can barely see the word Welcome that pops up when xp starts.Oh,and one more thing,I don't want to open the laptop up.

  • sk richard Jan 01, 2009

    My laptop is an acer aspire 4720 and it is 13 months old now and of course out of warranty. The LCD just became dark after I left it to have lunch. I thought that it was in hibernate or sleep mode so I restarted it. I could hear the sounds and the laptop still works on an external monitor. One technician advised that I should have the lcd replaced but it costs a lot.

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You need to replace the inverter in the lid where the LCD is.
It sits just below the LCD panel and has 2 connectors, one at each end.

This is best left to a laptop repair centre due to the fragile outer bezel that needs to be popped off to gain access to it. They snap very easily with a small amount of force.

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