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I just went to use my laptop for the first time in about 2 weeks and the screen is very dark. I can barely see the image of the desktop. Is there a fix for this?

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Most likely an LCD backlight inverter chip has gone bad. They're about $15-50 depending on where you go to get one. Ebay is a good option here. There pretty simple to replace and it should be an easy fix for anyone handy with a screw driver. But be careful not to break the bezel of your monitor...

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