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Anyone here know about laptop screens?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Gromit, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. My Sony Vaio laptop screen seems to have died. When I boot up the PC it seems okay then the screen starts flickering and goes extremely dark (you can just see the desktop, but it's so dim you can't see the cursor moving).

    If you hook up an external monitor everything's fine. Opening/closing the lid or twisting it doesn't do anything.

    From a quick Google, it might be a problem with an inverter???

    Does anyone here know anything about fixing laptops? It's out of warranty, and if it's going to cost any real amount to fix I'll just buy an el cheapo monitor and use it as a desktop replacement PC.

    But if anyone can offer advice or assistance I'd be grateful. :)