Laptop Screen Stays Black

  superhoops 17:09 26 Dec 2007

My daughter has an Advent laptop. A few days ago she turned it on to find that the screen stays black. You can barely make out the word Windows as it loads and then very very faintly the desktop. I thought initially that she had inadvertently turned the screen brightness right down but i have had a look at it and it isn't that. Any idea what might have happened? Thanks.

  woodchip 17:21 26 Dec 2007

Looks like the Screen backlight as gone. You could try the fn ket plus the one with a Sun on it. But don't hold out much hope

  superhoops 18:29 26 Dec 2007

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes have tried fn key and the sun key but it doesn't make any difference. Is the screen backlight repairable. The laptop is about 4 years old so probably wouldn't be worth paying much for a repair.

  woodchip 19:11 26 Dec 2007

yes but cost will be more than laptop worth, why not plug it into a normal monitor

  superhoops 19:43 26 Dec 2007

I dont think she/I have a spare monitor but good idea thanks. I will tell her to save her pennies and get a new laptop

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:59 26 Dec 2007

click here

read the section on the close lid switch.

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