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Laptop Display blanks out

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July 7, 2008 12:03:34 AM

I have a Gateway MX7120 with an ATI X300M video. Periodically, the display will flicker and go dark. I can just barely see the display and if I close the lid and reopen the lid the display is good. Is the back light going bad or the display croaking out.

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a b D Laptop
July 7, 2008 12:51:46 AM

If you can still see what's on screen, even if the display seems to be off, it's the backlight.
July 7, 2008 10:44:28 PM

Easy to fix or ready for the junkyard?
a b D Laptop
July 7, 2008 10:48:10 PM

contact gateway to see if they have a replacement lcd. it depends on how much money you have available for a new laptop, versus how much this one is worth to you.
replacing a screen is easy for me, but ive taken apart many, many notebooks. not so easy for a beginner.
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