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Laptop backlight failure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rumpel4skinOU, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. Rumpel4skinOU

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    So heres my deal: I own an HP dv1000 laptop, recently the backlight stopped functioning. I was pretty sure its the backlight power inverter but when I turn on the laptop the little LED on the power inverter comes on. Does that mean that it's functioning properly? Also, before it pooped out on me, sometimes when opening the laptop I would have to press the button that senses if its open or closed several times to get the backlight to come on. Any ideas on what the problem is or how I could further diagnose the problem? Someone please help as I am a very poor college student with no money to take it into the shop.
     
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    It appears that the inverter is more prone to failure than the backlight.
    That said you are not really going to tell until you have replaced either with a known working part.
    I have picked up spare laptop parts on Ebay recently, no failures yet:rolleyes:
     
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