repair skills, you might be able to fix this yourself. You're usually dealing with two possible components. One is the screen itself and the other is is called an inverter. It's a high voltage supply for the CF tube if yours uses this rather than LEDs. The inverters are usually under 50 bucks and screens can be in the hundreds if bought new. You can look for on line parts suppliers that offer screens from laptops that were scrapped for other reasons. I've done this. It's a trick the first time and I don't recommend this for anyone who's not comfortable with taking apart small electronic devices.
Dear cNet users,
My laptop got some problems with the screen. It started a week ago. Whenever I start the laptop, the screen doesn't give a sign, also no lighting. To me it seems that there's something broken with the connection between the Video card and the screen.
I've done the following things, without a result.
I've connected a VGA Cable and that worked fine. I haven't done any changes in the bios (at least, not that actual that it could be a reason).
I've pressed at the borders of the screen, hoping that it'll give a sign, but it didn't result into anything.
There's no warranty on the laptop anymore, so it isn't possible to send it back to the manufacturer or something like that.
Does someone know a way to solve it? In fact it's possible to open it up, it hasn't got warranty by the manufacturer anymore, and I'm known with attaching new hardware to desktop pc's.
I hope you could help me with solving this thing.
Manufacter: Compaq, but it has a HP service tag
Originally it had a windows Vista home-premium x86 system, but I've installed windows 7 home premium on it, and the development preview of windows 8 earlier this year.