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Old 03-11-2009, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

My laptop screen (Windows XP, Japanese version) keeps on darkening, and flickering at random, sometimes for a long time. I think it is related to the console battery, but am not sure:freak:. Any advice?

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My laptop screen keeps on darkening/flickering at random

It could also be your video driver. I would try to update it and see what happens from there.
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How olds the laptop? It could be the inverter, i.e the thing that provides power to the backlight display.
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IMO, inverter or the actual lights them selfs are going out... Most likely inverter as that is what happens when they are dieing.
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i have to echo the other guys, sounds like an inverter/CCFL problem to me. it's pretty common and presents just like you describe. it could be bad/loose connections or it could be that either the inverter or CCFL is dying.
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