I will try reseating the cables…it was very difficult to get the video cable inserted at first. Just in case, try reconnecting the video cable on both ends, on the motherboard and back of the LCD screen. Make sure both connectors are plugged correctly and secure. Dear sir i have compaq v laptop thir is i am problem faceing with display there is dim display on scree iwas repaced invertor but problem not solved, so kind help for this. It always re-lights if I sleep and resume or whenever I start an external monitor. This could be either bad inverter or faulty backlight. EB October 5,

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I have a wipro laptop. When logged in, the Start bar across the bottom is about 2 inches below the lip on the display. Everytime I power on my computer, the backlight works for few seconds. The display turns white. Ron October md8738, Ray December 19, Last year I had to replace his display gateway mx8738 xp it got broken. If I connect an external monitor the image is fine. Here is the second part of my story.

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Tamal November 13, No im not installing factory drivers i have to find out then istall all i want to ask that this mxx8738 are not working because of new invertor?

When i was pluging the AC ADAPTER i was getting the same dim pitch black screen…so i reached gayeway conclusion that the gageway was bad…replaced gateway mx8738 xp inverter also and everything was working fine. Mark December 20, You can damage the inverter or kill the motherboard. I have a toshiba A Jesse September 18, New inverter did not fix and I was ready to order a new screen or back lamp.

How to test screen inverter

I would test the power adapter. When I boot the computer without an inverter connected at all it does the same thing as if it was connected and bad, dim screen. The unit has a docking station. It will freeze the image on the screen and warp it while it goes out.

TJ Shaw September 17, gateway mx8738 xp The inverter failure is very similar to the backlight lamp failure. Henry November 24, If you gateway mx8738 xp short something on the inverter while testing, gateway mx8738 xp can damage it.

Is this simply an issue with my screen inverter or with the wires, and is it fixable or not? The screen is now dark and the image on the screen is barely visible but still working. If you install a wrong screen you can fry the motherboard.

How to test screen inverter | Laptop Repair

Rnady December 5, Thanks for sp article. Do you think this points more towards the bulb or the inverter?

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