Ok folks... BIG problem... LCD screen backlight is dead

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Tue Feb 10 02:07:39 2004

On Feb 9, 2004, at 4:47 PM, Lyos Norezel wrote:

> Hey ya'll... I have a MAJOR problem here. My laptop (PII, 512MB's ram,
> 4.1GB HD) has an LCD screen in which the backlight has died. No
> warning just died ten minutes into a computer session. Tried
> restarting, tried taking it apart, jimmiing switches, etc... took it
> down to it's bare components and reassembled... NADA... nothing works.
> Any ideas? can the backlight be replaced? Could a replacement
> backlight be jerryrigged into place? Really need this laptop... I use
> it everyday... but can't afford a replacement LCD. Any advice? Ideas?
> HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   It probably just wants more volts.

   Sorry, Lyos, I just couldn't leave that one lying there. ;) Please
don't use anything other than the approved power source with your

   There are replacement backlights for laptops around that age on eBay
all the time. Of course, when you need one, they're either the wrong
model, or in another galaxy.

   Both IBM and Dell usually have replacement parts, if you're willing
to spend a lot of cash. The same probably goes for Toshiba, HPaq, etc,
but I haven't needed parts from them.

Received on Tue Feb 10 2004 - 02:07:39 GMT

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