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Old 09-19-2008, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Compaq presario 900 backlight problems

as the title says im having problems with the backlight on a laptop a friend gave to me. As it boots up it displays the compaq logo fine but then it cuts out and I can only vaguely see the screen. this makes me think that it is a software issue rather than anything else. any ideas?
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Have you updated the video drivers?
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trying that now dont think it will do anything though, because the backlight allways stops working while its still in the "RAM check" phase of bootup

EDIT: well that did nothing, im going to try and update the bios if i can
EDIT2: i think i found the problem, the button that tells the laptop the lid is closed is probly stuck down, ill pull it apart and see.
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