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I have a HP Pavillion dv1000 that I can only use with an external monitor... If i look real hard I can barely and i do mean barely see an icon or two on the laptop screen. What is the problem and how do i fix it?
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That typically means the inverter has failed. The parts are typically from $50 to $150 and it takes a qualified person no more than 2 hours labor to fix.
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I have been torn between it being either the inverter or possibly the backlight... The inverter is a much easier fix so what do u think, should I just go ahead and buy an inverter and change it or is there a way to tell for sure which one it is before I spend the money on parts???

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Usually if it is the backlight, it goes completely. If the inverter, sometimes you can tell by shining a flashlight into the monitor and look closely at the screen and see if you can see the image.
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It's definitly the inverter... I shined a flashlight at the screen and I could see everything... I ordered an inverter off EBay for $7.99 so hopefully by this time next week it will be fixed...
Thanks again for your help!

Edited by Motox4fun, 12 February 2011 - 08:30 AM.

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