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Display flickers and dies what is wrong? it seems either the inverter has failed or the light is failing. how do i know which needs replacing.

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The CCFL tubes are practically immortal - the laptop itself will be dead long before them. If sometimes you get lightr that means that the inverter board is still operational and what you have is a bad wiring connection.
You will have to dismantle the lid and check the wiring and its connections.

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Flicker then display goes black

your monitor got trouble at:
1) monitor inverter board components fail like capacitor or MOSFET diver, it can repair or change this parts to fix.
2) there is disconnection between the inverter and CCFL lamps
need to check by technician, it could be fixed,
3) check the DCpower supply board capacitors swelling which need to reaplace, and fix it.
all steps need to do and fix it well.
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