Is there a good FAQ on laptop screen repairs anywhere? My wife's Medion
laptop screen has suddenly gone dark (the image is still there if you shine
a bright light at it, it's just doesn't glow).
I suspect it's bad news but it would be nice to know if there are any diy
Almost certainly it's the backlight that's gone (think "built-in
flourescent tube"). The outfit BigWallop points you at might b
able to do an economic repair; whether that's sounder than buying
a new machine will of course depend on your current state of flushidity
and the age of the machine. I ass-U-me it's out of warranty, right?
Thanks Stefek (and to others). As you guessed, it is out of warranty.
After a discussion with Medion, I've been advised that it's probably a
broken screen inverter which if I was a bit more confident about sourcing
parts and replacing, I might have had a go at myself. As the laptop isn't
*that* old, I've wimped out and decided to entrust it to Medion who were
cheaper than http://www.laptopsrepair.co.uk /.
Took mine to bits, jiggled ribbon cable = hey presto.
Alternatively, the screen blanking switch that would usually operate as the
lid is closed may have got stuck. A couple of our works laptops had this
fault and were easily fixed.
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