I have removed the panel and removed the inverter (?) light/lamp/ccfl but am not sure if the lamp is burned out. I thought I would get some input from the forum if that is the problem. Has anyone else had this problem? After pressing the FN key a menu does come up--you can faintly see the/a menu when I use anle the beam of a flash light. Can someone tell me if that may be the problem. Can some one help?
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If ou get no backlight, then the first thing I would replace is the lamp. It could be other circuitry (just like when a light bulb blows in your house it could be the wiring - but it is 99.9999~% likely it is the bulb.)