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Laptop screen my compaq laptop screen sometimes goes dark. It is approximately 3 years old. I can still barely see that the screen is on, but it is very dark. Usually this happens if I fold the screen up or down. If I leave it up, it won't usually happen. The screen does not flicker or anything else. Any suggestions? Thanks so much. Juli

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  • carysha Sep 16, 2007

    HI,

    I haven't tried the solution yet, but I will, and let you know how it works. Thanks!

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Sounds like the switch that tells the cpu when it's open or closed is going bad. On most laptops there is a little switch that protrudes from your keyboard (usually in upper corners). Try cleaning it with isopropyl alchol(rubbing alchol) and a q-tip and see what happens. If you can't locate the switch on your model get back to me and i'll research a little deeper for you. Hope this helps

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