Originally Posted by altimator2001
it goes completely blank no faint image or anything.. But when it does decide it wants to show an image on the screen it boots up normal and asks if i want to start windows normally or in safe mode. I did not click on either option. i did however let it check for errors since the laptop was shut down unexpectedly and it will get to step 2 at 13% and not do anything.
If I were to go replace the inverter that should take care of the problem and run good again?
THANK YOU for you for your help I really appreciate the time and effort
No, the inverter won't help in this case. The inverter is kind of like a ballast for the back light. If you could see a faint image then it could mean that the back light (or the inverter that controls it) is dying. An inverter is relatively cheap for most laptops, whereas replacing the actual backlight usually means replacing the whole LCD unit. In some cases, replacing the LCD unit can cost almost as much as buying a new laptop. At this point you probably having nothing to lose so you might as well do a system restore. (I would just do a clean install if it were my laptop).