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Display dims I have a three year old HP DV 8110US Pavilion and it has recently started to go dim or pale with slight lines. The problem is intermittent and moving it to the almost complete open position sometimes gets the screen back, but recently I have had to twist or flex the screen. It would not seem like the display or even the backlight inverter would be bad if I get the display back often for hours at a time. Has there been any issues with cabling or connections on these things? Also where might I find a good soiurce to open this monster without damaging the case to inspect the interior?

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My HP laptop monitor would go very dark (sometimes still legible) and it did it infrequently. The problem got worse and I could temporarily fix it by flicking the monitor off botton (i.e. the thing that sticks out to turn the monitor off when you close it). Ultimately, I had to replace the inverter. It was simple (once I found how to take it apart online) to replace the inverter and it fixed the monitor problem. This is after a computer technition told me that I needed a new bulb or for a little more he could get me a new monitor. Maybe there are some good computer repair guys, but I am now leary of them.

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