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Backlight problem

by jedikevin20 / January 15, 2009 12:45 AM PST

I have a hp pavilion zv5000 laptop. Lately, my screen backlight cuts out when my screen is at 90 degree angle from the keyboard. I can still see images on screen but they are very dark so i know its the backlight. This strikes me as odd as if it was the inverter or lamp, it would keep going out. For now I've been using a laptop mount and keeping my monitor around 120-130 degrees and it has worked without fail for weeks. I'm thinking there is a short somewhere in the joint area between the laptop bottom and the lcd monitor. I was thinking of taking the monitor apart and see but wanted some input before dismantling.

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Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2009 1:03 AM PST
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Gonna attempt to fix it
by jedikevin20 / January 15, 2009 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: Small world.

Gonna attempt to fix it. its a old 6 year old lappy. Not to worried about anything on it. If all else fails I'll just hook a old crt to it when needed. I'm leaning to some wiring problem. If the backlight ever cuts off, I just close the lid and reopen it and it works again.

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Just sharing one of my favorite items for bare wire issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2009 2:11 AM PST
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