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Laptop backlight?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ftjjk, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. ftjjk

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    A friend brought me there Toshiba satellite a15-S127. She said the monitor started flickering and the next time she started the system the monitor was blank. I started it up and it does boot into Windows. The screen is essentially black, but I can see the desktop faintly. When I pushed the ctrl-esc keys I could see the shutdown dialog pop up.

    So I used the function F7 key to see if maybe that got messed with and the brightness had been turned all the way down. That didn't work.

    I'm wondering if it is a backlight gone bad or if there is another software setting that can be adjusted?

    TIA
     
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    I think you're probably right about the background light.
     
  3. ftjjk

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    Thanks Flags. I'm feeling pretty confident that's what it is now. Seems replacement screens are more expensive than a normal LCDs so I think I'm going to encourage here to invest in an LCD for now. She is low income so she can't spend to much on her system. The LCD may be a better long term purchase as she doesn't even use her laptop as anything more than a desktop system anyway. She said this was the first time it had ever been out of the house or off the desk!

    Anyway, thanks for the response.
     
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