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Old 01-03-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default Laptop Screen goes black

I can see a faint image of my laptop screen but it's really dark. I can use the s-video cord to hook it up to the television and use the computer just fine. The screen just all of a sudden is just black.

How do I fix this?

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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Your LCD is probably going out. You might have to buy a new LCD or just a brand-new laptop. What are your specs? If it's old, you might want to get a new laptop because LCDs are expensive to fix. Or you might wanna keep it hooked up to the TV or a monitor.

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Old 01-05-2009, 03:37 AM   #3
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Yeah it is probably a bad backlight, I don't think you can replace the backlight itself so you would have to replace the whole lcd screen which would run you about 150-200 dollars depending on the model.
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that happened to me back in the day with my old dell...fortunantly it was under warrenty and I was able to get the backlight replaced for free...
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