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Screen is dark

When I boot up my computer, everything seems to load just fine but I can't see the screen. If I tilt it up to the light I can see a little of it. Is this a common problem? Please tell me there is an easy fix. I think it's three years old.

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It would seem that your backlight is not turning on.
First check to see if the switch that detects that the lid closed is working. I am not sure where it is on this model, but all notebooks have one. If it gets stuck, the backlight stays off.

If it is not the switch, it may be the flourescent backlight
tubes or the inverter, It's not an easy fix, but you can check back here.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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    Principal Trustee Oct 10, 2015

    I have the same problem - can see the open desktop when I hold a lamp up to the screen. Also when I flick the lid-switch the screen flashes with light on about 1/2 of the screen, but dimly, then goes dark again. How can I determine if it's the inverter or the fluo..backlight?
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