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Laptop screen very dark

Our laptop screen on our Gateway laptop just went very dark. We can still see the icons and everything but we are unable to brighten the screen to view it comfortably. We hooked up another monitor to it and it works fine. Any suggestions as to what this could be? We are hoping we can fix it ourselves. Thanks

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  • nascor Dec 25, 2008

    screen is dark i can see things but it is harder to do whatever. i tried the arrows and it didnt work help

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    the screen on my laptop is very dim, anyone knows how to brighten it?

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The screen is not a sealed unit... and the backlight and the lcd bulb can both be changed out...
I do it on a daily basis....

It is way cheaper to change out the lcd bulb than it is to replace the lcd display panel... Way CHEAPER

the results are the same

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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This is going to be either the screen back light or the screen inverter. If it's the back light, then the screen will need to be replaced, the screen is considered a sealed unit and the back light cannot be changed out. I would get the parts off Ebay. You will be able to get them at a better price from Ebay than a computer shop. Here's links to Ebay listings for the inverter and screen for your machine (assuming it's listed properly, 450ROG) The third link down is for basic instructions on screen replacement for Toshiba.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=+Gateway+450ROG+inverter&category0=

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=32&from=R40&satitle=Gateway+450ROG+screen&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=64804&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=32%26fsoo%3D2

http://www.screentekinc.com/lcd-removal-instructions_en,toshiba.shtml

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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