Very Dull Screen on Laptop why?

By Sarahwright
Nov 28, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I have an HP Laptop. When i turn it on, the screen is very dull. I can just barely see it. To be honest with you. Just about an hour ago it was fine. Until I turned it off.
    Now I turned it off, its very dull, almost like a black screen, if you concentrate hard enough you can see, the windows sign, n when clikc on start menu etc.
    I pressed FN and the brightness adjustment. It makes no fifference, so its no that.

    Not my luck is it?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The LCD backlight is not working. It either died from old age or something is not making contact. This is a common problem with LCDs/laptops.

    You should take the computer to a repair shop.
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    If your a have-a-go-hero type,it is possible to replace the backlight,yourself.

    There is a great guide HERE (don`t look at his hands !) and some pertinent comments HERE

    Just make sure you get exactly the right replacement light,and take it slowly.
  4. Sarahwright

    Sarahwright TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Brilliant , thanks guys. I might have a crack at it myself :) So where can I buy the Backlight?

  5. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    You best just google your exact HP model with "backlight".

    There are some generic light HERE and some more specific model types HERE

    Is the pink font meant to indicate "female gender"
  6. Sarahwright

    Sarahwright TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Po Girl, funnly enough is come back to life again.

    Hun we need to show who's o around here ;) hehe pn a lighter not pink is my fav colour hehe
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