Laptop has now a black screen, please help?

  erkmatrix 21:52 04 Jan 07

Hi my laptop seems to of gone wrong, its 2 years old and it happened today, turned it on and it appeared to load as normal, siad windows is loading the screen went black , the noise that it had loaded came on as normal just without the screen, so you can only turn it off by its standby button. Could this be fixable do you think or is a screen problem a major job, could it be the battery has gone or the battery charger gone. Appreciate any help, its a wiindows xp machine.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:30 04 Jan 07

Cn you connect to an external monitor or projector?

If that works then probably invertor or backlight failed in screen.

  Taff™ 06:35 05 Jan 07

I agree with that. The only other explanation might be the screen on/off switch failing or getting stuck. These are sometimes a visible spring loaded pin protruding near the hinge which turns off the screen when you close the lid. The latest laptops have an internal wire that extends as the screen is opened and switches on the backlight.

Try rotating the screen gently from fully open (Backwards) to about 15 degrees before closed - any flickers?

  Graham. 09:24 05 Jan 07

It could simply be the brightness control. Hold down the Fn key and look for a symbol of a circle with a triangle pointing up.

  erkmatrix 09:11 06 Jan 07

Hi again, yes I tilted it right back and could see although very dark the desktop. I tried pressing in the Fn button and the screen button but it didn't turn up the brightness.

Is it a major thing or can you buy new screens or something that lights up the screen.


  Graham. 09:42 06 Jan 07

Then it's likely to be the inverter or the light tube that's failed.

Google for laptop screen repair. Here's a Dell demo click here, but of course, you will have to source the correct parts yourself.

  erkmatrix 10:22 10 Jan 07

Yeah I found its pretty conclusive the backlight thats gone as seen on some sites that what happens when it goes.

Any idea where I can buy a new backlight for a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V2010. I can't seem to find anywhere that sell these as seperates.


  erkmatrix 16:22 10 Jan 07

Will I need a new laptop then?


  Technotiger 16:30 10 Jan 07
  erkmatrix 16:45 10 Jan 07

Anywhere over here in the UK that sells backlights and lcd screens

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:04 10 Jan 07

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