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nic14

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For the last week my laptops screen has been going black. At first, it would be fine for about 15 minutes and then go black (you can still see words VERY faintly though). I could get it to light up again after closing it, going to standby and then starting up again. The amount of time that it stayed lit has gotten shorter until I can't even get it to light up for more than a second now. For a few days, I could get it to work by changing the screen brightness...now that doesn't even work. What could be wrong??
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litefogg

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It's called an lcd-inverter. it's located between the monitor and the motherboard. it's easy to fix, if you know how to get your PC appart.
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timjan2005

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I have the same problem as mentioned here and i already tried replacing the inverter board. Still the same problem.

What would be the next thing to try?

LCD's are around $100.
Motherboards are around $100.

Hate to try the LCD and that not fix this problem.

My system is a Dell Inspiron 1525.
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jmsoler2

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I had exactly the same problem. My laptop is an HP ProBook 4710s, pretty new model. After reading a few blogs and finding out that it was in fact the lcd inverter, i found out that it is a common problem with HPs. Took it to HP and they took care of it. They had to change the WHOLE display, not just the inverter... that solved the problem! Gladly it was still under warranty!


hope this helps...
juan
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