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Old 08-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, first off, thanks for taking the time to view my thread.

Second, here's the issue: On my mothers hp pavilion entertainment pc dv2700, the screen will go almost black soon after startup or unplug from wall. When it is plugged in it won't do this, just to make that clear. I have done a few tests of my own and the battery isnt the issue. Neither are any settings or programs of the computer, hence I'm guessing the inverter is loose. Before I dismantle the computer however, I wanted everyone's opinion or if they know... .... But I'm pretty sure it isn't a program or setting... Thanks, and if you need more info, just ask.
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If you shine a flashlight on it while black, can you see the desktop? Then you have a bad backlight.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you shine a flashlight on it while black, can you see the desktop? Then you have a bad backlight.
In matter of fact, you can see the screen, but can it be the backlight when it's that sporattic and only does it when not plugged in?
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