LCD is really dull :(

6 replies [Last post]
martakz's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 634

Hi All,

If and LCD screen is really dull does it need a new backlight?

If so, how much does a backlight cost, where can one get one and how easy is it to replace?

I look forward to your responses,

Cheers

T

__________________

Now using x86 machines. Bye bye iMac266 (Strawberry), G3 1400 and the G3 IIsi.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 455
Do you mean that you can bare

Do you mean that you can barely make out the image but its really dark like the backlight went out?

If so, that is usually the invertor (simliar to the ballast on a flourcent bulb) and thats what you need to replace.

Its easy for me to replace but then again, I repair laptops. The big thing is that you need to open up the screen lid assy to replace it.

__________________

I play Atari while eating my string cheeze!

martakz's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 634
Where can one buy these inver

Where can one buy these invertors?

Are they generic, i,e will one work in almost all lcd screens?

How much?

Thanks

T

__________________

Now using x86 machines. Bye bye iMac266 (Strawberry), G3 1400 and the G3 IIsi.

Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 455
No, they aren't generic. I s

No, they aren't generic. I susually get most of my parts off of ebay. I will first research the laptop to make sure that only one lcd was used (some laptops actaully used multiple screens, like differnet sizes and/or types (active vs passive)). Once I know what kind of screen I have, i will search on ebay for that laptop model and the word inverter.

__________________

I play Atari while eating my string cheeze!

martakz's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 634
Its actually a pc flatpanel l

Its actually a pc flatpanel lcd monitor for a standard desktop machine.

The screen turns on fine..but after a few seconds the light goes out and one can only see a faint image.

__________________

Now using x86 machines. Bye bye iMac266 (Strawberry), G3 1400 and the G3 IIsi.

martakz's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 634
Its a FUJITSU SIEMENS CTM 501

Its a FUJITSU SIEMENS CTM 5010 15" TFT-LCD MONITOR

__________________

Now using x86 machines. Bye bye iMac266 (Strawberry), G3 1400 and the G3 IIsi.

Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 851
bulb

You you should replace the bulb. They lose about half their brightness after roughly 2000 hours of on time.

__________________

Dr. Bob
Applefritter Admin