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Replacing lcd I have a gateway 3550gz, the screen broke,, small hairline crack in screen, it eventually stopped working all together. I just got a replacement screen, we put it all together just like it was with the original, whaen the laptop starts up the screen is very dark, we mcan hardly msee whats on it. Is there a driver that needs to be downloaded? Why would it be dark like this and not start up like a new bright screen?

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  • dezrtdevil Aug 31, 2008

    The screen was a lcd 3550gz compatible, it looks identical. I tried the function keys and nothing happened. I have not reinstalled the video driver, I dont have any of the cd's that came with it 2 years ago. I took it apart again and made sure the 2 different areas that connect have good contact and they do. The computer boots up and does what its supposed to just the screen is really really dark. I can see whats on the screen but only at a certain angle and its very faint.

    Hmmm, When the screen originally broke I had it hooked to an external monitor...which I no longer have. When doing that does it make the screen faint like this? I pushed the function key to go back to laptop didnt work....?? Am I pushing the wrong button to make it go to original screen?

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    peace maker May 11, 2010

    did u replace it with the exact same screen???

    did u try to use the function keys to brighten the screen??

    did u try to reinstall the video drivers (cant be the issue but do it wont be harmful) ?


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My friend while i was thinking about ur situation in here this idea just passed by and it could be the reason why ur screen is so black

u know when u close the laptop (not turn off just close it) there is some kind of button maybe that one is always pushed down so ur screen is thinking that its closed so its always dark

just try to take a look at it maybe its jammed inside or there is smthing blocking it down

worth trying


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Sounds like you left one connection off.... recheck the lamps


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