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Old 11-12-2010, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i have an older laptop and it is hard to see the screen

it powers on and i here the windows xp loading up and i can see the screen if i look real close with light would this mean i have a bad grafic card ? or screen ?

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You have a bad backlight. It's a tricky fix to do. I did it once, it was a hassle. I just bought a new screen.
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awwww people was saying it was a bad graphic card
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Umm, no. If you can shine a flashlight on the screen and see the desktop plain as day, your backlight is dimming out.
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great lol i thank u for ur help
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