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Laptop screen way too dark

By maryunger3 ·
My monitor is so dark you would think it was off. if i hook up an external monitor it says "check connections" and then starts untill it gets to the xp logo screen then the monitor turns off. Is it the back light on the laptop plus a programing problem?
Its a presario r3000, pentium 4,512 mb ram,40 gb hd

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Video problem

by mjd420nova In reply to Laptop screen way too dar ...

Yes, it sounds like the backlight has failed.
This is a panel that fits behind the display.
It will take a trip to the shop and maybe
around $50 to $100 for repair.

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did you fix the problem

by sgagne3 In reply to Laptop screen way too dar ...

I to have a presario rs3050 laptop..... mine did the sae thing about 6 months ago.... did you fix the problem... i can't seem to find the backlight anywere.... hope i don't have to repalce the screen.....

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Laptop Screen way to dark

by 2tallmark In reply to Laptop screen way too dar ...

When your laptop screen is way to dark but you can still read the characters, it is probably a bad inverter card which is usually located in the bottom edge of your laptop display. The card is a thin strip about 1/2 in wide. This card is what kicks on you display back light.

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compaq evo n1015v backlight

by sjstent In reply to Laptop Screen way to dark

did you ever fix the problem I replaced the inverter but still black screen do I have a backlight as well ??? screen goes on for a few min then black

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