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Old 04-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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hey I'm new here so if this isn't where this goes i'm sorry. I have a gateway solo 9550, and the screen went dark, so dark you cant see it. I change the inverter and it didn't help, then i changed the screen and that didn't help either. can someone please tell me what the problem is thanks.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Assuming it's running XP

try Control Panel -> Power Management and see how the screen backlights are configured.
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I can't find that lol
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i don't have an XP machine to hand...hang on lemme see if i can find one around here.

-time passes-

Well i dont have an XP laptop around, so i cant see the specific ACPI settings. Lemme google a bit for you.

seems it's simpler than i though, try this: How to Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows XP | eHow.com

also, maybe something useful here: Windows XP Power Management
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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Do you see something when you plug an external monitor?
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #6
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yeah it comes up fine just like the screen was working.
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