Toshiba Satellite A45 S-151 problem

March 8, 2009 at 22:53:19
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Toshiba Satellite A45 S-151, and the screen on my computer is out.
I can still see things but faintly but im not too positive if it is the fl inverter or the backlight.
Or what.
What is the problem?

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March 9, 2009 at 02:29:34
Take it to a dark room and turn the lights off - if you can still see something in the dark, it's the backlight. If you can't, it's the inverter.

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March 9, 2009 at 09:42:11
Well Im not sure how that is accurate, but I took it into a dark room and I saw nothing.
So it would possibly be the fl inverter?

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March 13, 2009 at 00:20:50
In my experience, that's a very accurate test. So yes, that would very likely be the FL inverter.

The FL backlight would die like any other FL lightbulbs - they'll appear to dim down over several months rather than just complete die one day.

And realistically, an FL inverter generally costs about $20 or less - well worth trying before anything else.

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