I have had my laptop for about 2 or 3 years now, however recently the backlight went, so the screen is too dim for me to see, but if i squint i can just about see the things on the screen... any ideas?
They are ccfl lights and use an inverter just like add on lights for a desktop system. In the case of the laptop they are unique to the display and have to be taken to a repair shop to be replaced. Or it could be the inverter has died. In either case unless you can get your hands on a replacement screen, and you know what you're doing, the best bet is to send it in to be serviced.