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Hey guys as i write, i am using only my right hand as my other is holding a flashlight so i can see what im writing. I think that the backlight on my laptop is broken, any tips to make it start working again, do i need a new screen assembly? any advice would be appreciated.
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That definitely sounds like a backlight, although, as TriggerFinger said, it can be the inverter. We actually fix these all the time, and most of the time it is the backlight that is bad, as those tiny fluorescent bulbs just wear out eventually.
 

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I have purchased a back light for my screen on eBay for $16 as i can't afford to buy a new screen. If its not the back light then i guess ill be getting an inverter to. thank you all for your input
 

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As i took apart my laptop i grabbed a white piece of tape on the back side of the lcd display that was clearly labeled "SENSITIVE AREA, DO NOT TOUCH!" never the less i didnt read it and picked up the display any ways. after reading the warning, I was dismayed!! I decided that i would power on the laptop to see if the display worked. it did. as did the back light. apparently the light was just loose and i pressed it back in place. now it works fine. SO big lesson, CHECK TO SEE IF THE BACKLIGHT IS LOOSE BEFORE YOU BUY A NEW ONE. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT
 

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yep, but that won't easily come loose. it is even hard to pull out as it is. unless of course, it was pulled out once before and was not plugged back in securely. and that is just the other end of the cable the other end is as i said (or for the ones that i have encountered) are soldered to the bulb.
 
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