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Can't read screen on laptop

by valeve / March 16, 2005 6:36 AM PST

My neighbor has just given me her PC to look at. It's a Sony lap-top. Don't know what year but it's model #PCG88SL. It runs Win XP. It will start up and open up windows but the screen is so dark that I have to take a flashlight to see anything at all. She has no disks or anything with this PC at all. I can't find any levers which might brighten the screen. Can anyone help?

Thanks, Val

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The usual is not an OS issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 6:40 AM PST

The CCFT tubes or supply fails. Look in the notebook forum and ikenfixit.com or notefix.com is a common place to ask "how much?"

As to the CDs, the next problem is that without such, they will only run this OS until they hit some bump in the road. Those CDs are worth about 100 to 400 bucks!

Bob

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(NT) (NT) Can you give it back?
by glb613 / March 16, 2005 6:52 AM PST
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Maybe not a solution, but look for....
by Papa Echo / March 16, 2005 7:28 AM PST

....the brightness keys or contrast keys, usually located in combination with the Function keys(for lap top). You may have to press a e.g. "Fn" key with that key to bring up the adjustment screen.

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re: Can't read screen on laptop
by justinpleasant15 / March 17, 2005 3:01 AM PST

you need a new screen. look on ebay

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