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Windows XP Tablet black screen

By Chevysf
Dec 8, 2009
  1. I have a viewsonic v1100 tablet.OS is XP. The screen is black like when the battery is about to die,almost a black screen, but i can..kinda.. still use it. It starts from startup. Ive tried changing the power settings, restarting, changing the battery and plugging it in but nothing seems to be working. I hope someone can help me out..I have too much work saved on it. :/

    *posted this in mobile software..wasnt sure which was the right topic
     
  2. scuzzo

    scuzzo TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Sounds like the backlight for your screen is dead. You have a few options. In my opinion the best would be to pull the hard drive, hook it up to a working computer and pull off what you need. You can use something like this product to hook the drive up. You can try to replace the backlight to see if that is the problem, although where you would go to get one I have no idea. Lastly if the tablet has any type of VGA out you can hook another monitor to it and use that monitor to perform a backup.
     
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