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Backlight screen is black however you can very faintly see the desktop. if i hit function F11, for just a second, the the screen will light up in a red tinted color. i wonder if this is something i can repair myself. thanx guys!veronica

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You my friend have a blown backlight! These things are repairable, but costly. Companies will tell you that, they will talk you into another PC! My suggestions is search online for a vendor that sells backlights for LCDs. This will resolve the issue!

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