Question about PC Laptops
HP Pavilion ze2000 PC Notebook has a dim monitor. I can barely see the screen activity. I have attached a CRT monitor and it works fine. My cat slept on the keyboard last night, no moisture problem though (that would have been yecht!...).
Also, if I push the monitor lid closed switch nothing happens, no blanking of LCD or CRT. If I set it to go into standby when lid closes, -that works. So, if it were a switch problem would not the monitor be blank, not dim? AND, why would it work for standby?
So I figure it's an inverter problem or a backlight problem. I am about to open it up and check connections, etc. What is the difference between the inverter and the backlight?
Any help would be appreciated.
Yes, this is what happens when the backlight goes out.
This will give you an idea of what is involved in replacing the backlight. You can find a replacement backlight here, or on ebay, just take your current backlight(s) out, measure it or them, and buy replacements of the same measurements. It doesn't have to be for the same model laptop as long as the CCFLs (cold cathode florescent lamp) are the same size.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
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