Screen is not lit up but can still see if i look hard enough.....??
Hi i was wondering what the problem areas could be with my laptop screen?? The laptop starts up fine and the screen stay dark but if i look close enough i can see words that are white, as if a back light isn't lit up??? i don't know much about laptops but i was curious as to how much i would be spending on a problem like this?? thank you
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Re: Screen is not lit up but can still see if i look...
First try checking the screen connections, they sometimes work loose. There is a connection on the back of the screen, screen to inverter, and screen to motherboard. If it's not the connections, then it will be either the screen inverter or the screen itself.
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If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :-
Go to a blank area on your desktop then right click and click on properties then go to desktop then you will be at the screen to choose your desktop patterns if you are using XP if you are using Win 7 go to where you can find the change screen look in control panel area under the screen change resolution you will find it there or under monitors. John
well im not a great tech but i can give you one solution, you can try to connect it to ANY monitor from the VGA port of your laptop, just find a PC monitor to do this with. to "flip" the screen to different angles you will have to be logged on.
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Possibly. You have created a dead pixel area, try massaging the area firmly. Just hard enough for it to change colors, but not so hard that it turns black. Then turn it off and leave it overnight. You may have to do this several times to get it to come back. Depending on the damage, you may have a dark spot in this area, or it may not work at all. This is just about the only thing you can do for this other than screen replacement.
This is probably a dead pixel area and there may not be anything that can be done other than replacing the screen. This could also be a stale area in the liquid crystal. Try massaging the area firmly, just hard enough to make the screen change color, but not too hard as to make it turn black. If it's a stale area this should refresh it. If it's a dead area, then I'm afraid replacement is the only option.
A shaded or dark spot on the screen is usually a bad pixel area and is caused by being hit or pressed to hard in that area. It could also be that the liquid crystal (LC in the LCD) in that area has become stagnant, try rubbing the area and around the area pressing firmly, just enough to see a color change in the screen area, but not too hard that the area turns black. Rubbing the area will move the liquid crystal around and sometimes refreshes a darkened area. If rubbing doesn't work, then it's a bad pixel area, and will eventually become a dead pixel area with time.
Go online to Screen Tec and visit their web site. You can find a referral for inverters. Inverters are sold without screens on a regular basis.
If you are still having a problem check out www.oceansidecomputers.com/laptops.htm