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I have a gateway m285-e tablet pc. I turned my computer off then 2 days later when I turned it on it appears to have a dead screen. I tried connecting an external monitor and switching to it via FN+F4 with unsuccessfull results. I also reinstalled the old harddrive I had taken out when I upgraded it last year. Some research suggests that the LCD Inverter Board may be bad, but I am not sure if thats a possibility since the external monitor does not work either. Any input would be greatly appreciated. When I toggle the FN+F4 I can faintly see a message that says something like "Windows Failed"

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Yup that is the Screen's back light inverter or CCFL(the actual light).
Here is sites which well the inverter for your model: (this is the cheapest I found in a short time but keep looking)
http://www.pelltechnology.com/Gateway/Laptop/Gateway-M200-Series-Notebook-M285-E-SB-Convertible/Gateway-M285-E-SB-Convertible-Notebook-Backlight-Power-Inverter-P4513.asp


Here is a video that might help ya:
Just pay attention to the dismantling not the screen replacing, once you open up the screen its pretty self explanatory how to replace it.
If you have anymore questions comment or send me a msg.

Hope this help, If it does then please, remember to leave Feedback/Testimonials.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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