Solved HP Laptop half of screen is dim.

May 19, 2014 at 10:15:59
Specs: Windows 7
Hi! My HP laptop was working fine and all of a sudden half of the screen went dim. What could have caused this and is it something I can fix? Thanks!!

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May 19, 2014 at 14:50:25
This is a very general video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRQS...
Not for the faint hearted and cleanliness is essential.

It is just possible that there is some info for your own particular screen if you let us know the computer model number.

Best first check that all connections between the screen and motherboard are good, although I agree that backlight failure is most likely.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
May 19, 2014 at 11:31:44
The screen probably has two backlights (one for each half) and one backlight has failed.
They are replaceable of course but it requires screen removal so if your not comfortable with that get a knowledgeable friend to do it for you.

Otherwise it's a laptop repair shop, but ask for an estimate first so you have chance to say yes or no.


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#2
May 19, 2014 at 12:12:40
There are other possibilities too but as given it all depends how you feel about taking things apart - easier if you have done this sort of thing before.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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May 19, 2014 at 14:22:53
Can you give me instruction to replace the light and a part #?

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#4
May 19, 2014 at 14:50:25
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This is a very general video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRQS...
Not for the faint hearted and cleanliness is essential.

It is just possible that there is some info for your own particular screen if you let us know the computer model number.

Best first check that all connections between the screen and motherboard are good, although I agree that backlight failure is most likely.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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