I'm repairing this laptop of a friend of mine, and I happened to break the LCD screen backlight connector(no worries, it's a poor secondary laptop) after taking on and off many times from the motherboard.
So basically I still have the video signal, but no backlight. Inverter is OK also.
I think it's lost cause to try to solder this socket back in, especially because one of the pins ripped the whole solder lump with it. There is no need for brightness control etc. I just need some backlight, if it's relatively easily achieved with one or few steady voltages.
So I read from some sites that the main voltage is 12 or 20 volts, and some are 5v and one is 0-3v... So how can I achieve this, with battery for example?
It has 6 pins:
Would it be plain stupid to hook up 12v battery pack(8x 1,5v) to the main voltage pin and ground just to get the backlight turned on?