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I have a ibm T41 laptop the display still works fine but the backlight has gone comes on for about 5 sec's when i reboot then goes off. would i need a LCD inverter?

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No, if it's the backlight you need to replace the screen.

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I have a hp laptop. was on line and screen went black. and will not show again. it strats up sounds but black screen.what do i do


1) Do you have a VGA monitor that you can use for an external monitor?
{VGA monitor is also referred to as a CRT monitor. Looks like a small TV}

The back of the laptop, or side, has a VGA port. The VGA monitor is plugged into it.
{Laptop off}
Then the VGA monitor is turned on, and allowed to 'come to life'.

Now turn on the laptop. Press the Fn key down on the keyboard, and hold it down.
Now press the Monitor toggle over key.
Since you did not state the HP laptop Model Name, and Model Number, I can only give you generic guidance on this.

The monitor toggle over key has a monitor screen symbol on it. It will be one of the F keys.

(It's an External Monitor toggle key.
Press it one time and the display toggles over to an external monitor.
Press it again, and both the laptop LCD screen, and the external monitor have a display on them.
Press it once more, and the display goes back to the laptop's LCD screen )

If display shows up on the external monitor, you have a problem with the display of the laptop.

Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce enough light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is used as an additional light source.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp {Bulb}
Similar to the fluorescent lighting used in homes and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

{Average Backlight is 3 to 5 inches long, and half the diameter of a No.2 pencil.
The Backlight is located on one edge of the LCD screen}

An Inverter is used to provide power for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

90 percent of the time the problem is the Inverter.

Inverters are relatively cheap, and if I knew the Model Name, and Model Number of your HP laptop, I could give you a link to HP Support where you could download the Service Manual for free.

This way you would have a manual to show, and detail how to replace the Inverter, and I could guide you.

I could also give links for your perusal for Inverters.

There is one more thing however.

HP Pavilion DV2000, DV6000, and DV9000 series laptops, have a graphics chip overheating problem.
The laptop comes on, the blue indicator LED lights light up, but the LCD screen is black.

This video explains why, shows a solution to fixing the problem, and details out a lot more than I am privileged to state here,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc

Have further questions regarding any of the above, please state in a Comment.
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My screen on my laptop just went all black with a very faint image. what is wrong there, how do i fix it, and what made this happen?


A) What is wrong?;
Your Backlight has gone bad, or the Inverter.

B) How do I fix it?
Replace the Backlight bulb, or the Inverter

C) Backlight bulb's, and Inverters, like everything have a 'lifespan'
This one is at the end of it's. (Stating the Backlight or the Inverter

From here all I can give you is Generic information, since I do not have the laptop manufacturer name, and Model Number. This is on the bottom of the laptop.

1) An LCD screen cannot produce enough light by itself. A Backlight bulb, (Or more than one), is used to emit enough light.

2) A laptop cannot produce enough power to power the LCD screen, and is also used for power to the Backlight.

I'll have to discuss the way the Display Assembly is put together, and name parts in order to explain the following of how to repair. Again, generic information.

1a) The plastic top of the laptop is the Top Cover. There are different names used by different manufacturers.

1b) Looking at the LCD screen with the laptop open, there is a plastic frame that goes around the edges of the LCD screen, and is in Front.
This is the Display Bezel

1c) The LCD screen is behind the Display Bezel. The LCD screen is a composite of layers. The outside layer that faces you is a protective screen.
Around these layers composing the LCD screen, is a metal frame.
One side, (Or both sides) of the metal frame is removed to access the Backlight bulb.

1d) The Backlight bulb is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Very similar to the fluorescent lamps, (Bulbs) uses in residential, and commercial applications, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Now to show you generic laptop info on replacing the Backlight bulb for them.

A) http://www.insidemylaptop.com/category/backlight/

B) http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

If I had the laptop manufacturer name, and Model Number, I could try to give you a link to the Service Manual for the laptop. (Free. Usually from the laptop manufacturer)
This way you would have Exact info on how to disassemble your laptop's Display Assembly.
Post in a Comment.

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You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp.
To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.

Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:
  • Screen flashs on red/pink and off.
  • Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal.
  • Picture flickering with dim display or appear black.
  • Picture flickering on and off.
All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp

Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.

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Screen of my t41 crashes and then blacks out when bumped


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1) One of your cables is loose and you will need to open screen to reseat it.

The other is that the inverter or backlight is dying and your display will stay dark sooner or later.

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