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How can I fix my laptop's dim display? [Picture included]

Recently my 6 month old laptop, HP Envy M6-1105dx, is acting up.

Specification: HP Envy m6-1105dx

The screen is working fine before I left my college for spring break. I put it in my backpack then in my car trunk. It was a huge mistake because it would slide back and forward with all my other stuff. It was a 2 hour car ride. As I got home, I turned on my laptop and it was working as it powers on and the fan is spinning, but my screen is dimmed.

In the picture below, I had to use a flashlight to see the screen. It does work on a external monitor. I did research on the internet and people who had this problem said it was the inverter board and other stuff, but I don't know if that is correct.

I have no laptop repair skills, but I do love to learn for future problems that might occur.



Is there anything I can do?
My laptop is still under warranty, but I am not sure if HP fixes this. I just want to know if I can fix this alone without having to use my warranty until later/paying money.

If you guys need more pictures of my laptop then I would oblige to upload more.
Reply to dadiablo
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  1. Unless your brightness is turned off, you have a broken inverter or backlight. Based on the fact it was sliding around the back of your car, it probably has a broken backlight.

    You can search on how to fix this, but it is a rather involved process of ordering parts and opening your laptop up to replace them. You can try the warranty service, but if you abused your laptop, that's up to your own conscious to claim it as a defective part when you broke it from misuse.
    Reply to tigerg
  2. Your screen is an LED Backlit version, so won't have an inverter. It's more likely that you've dislodged a connector in the screen itself, preventing the LED Array from firing up. I'm not having much success in finding a manual to help you open up the screen to look...
    This is the closest I could get, most screens are very similar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PhP4n9SCkU
    Use guide to open up screen and look for loose connections at the base of the screen. You may have to remove the screen completely to trace the LED wires to check. If you find nothing loose, examine the LEDs themselves for signs of damage (cloudy?)
    If nothing at all found, it may be a connector under the power switch assembly, and for that you would definitely need a manual to remove and inspect
    Found!
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64179&taskId=101&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=5296045
    Maintenance & Service Manual...
    Reply to dodger46
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    Hi :)

    Its the LED screen...as its under Warranty.... return it for fixing for free (don't mention sliding around in your car..lol)

    All the best Brett :)
    Reply to Brett928S2
  4. if your laptop screen undimmed while booting that's means its a software problem.... it happens to me... and i fix it by following this steps...

    1- under "Device Manager"
    2- find "Batteries"
    3- then uninstall "Microsoft AC Adapter" + "Microsoft ACPI- Compliant Control Method Battery"

    then restart your computer..now its fixed

    Reply to ezzashater
  5. ezzashater said:
    if your laptop screen undimmed while booting that's means its a software problem.... it happens to me... and i fix it by following this steps...

    1- under "Device Manager"
    2- find "Batteries"
    3- then uninstall "Microsoft AC Adapter" + "Microsoft ACPI- Compliant Control Method Battery"

    then restart your computer..now its fixed




    It Worked But ... Now I cant see thee Battery Display in my task bar .... when i Scan for hardware changes the both under batteries come back and the display dims but i then can see the battery display in the right corner of the task bar...
    Reply to M Atif
  6. I fixed mine by Right clicking the Battery Icon in bottom right then there should be an option: Adjust Screen Brightness :D
    then click on it at bottom center of the Screen Brightness option you should see that.
    Reply to jmnudalo
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