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HP notebook display backlight failure - can I replace?

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November 11, 2009 7:02:10 PM

My HP Pavilion notebook dv2000 has had its display go out numerous times. The problem was serviced while under factory warranty. Now I am in the last several months of the Office Depot warranty. Given the number of times this problem has reoccurred, I have my doubts whether it will ever be fixed.
Question1: Is this problem indicative of a defective backlight? or of something more significant such as inadequate cooling of the notebook?
Question2: How easily could I replace a part on my own?
I have upgrade a hard drive in a Sony VIAO, so am not afraid to make repairs on my own with some care and patience.
Would appreciate some words of wisdom.
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Robin
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November 11, 2009 8:24:59 PM

The backlight failing is certainly a backlight problem, but it can be caused by the inverter board, too. Both are relatively easy to replace, and not too time-consuming. Cooling doesn't really have a whole lot to do with it - the parts that are breaking are in your monitor, and don't really get that hot.
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November 20, 2009 11:50:12 PM

frozenlead said:
The backlight failing is certainly a backlight problem, but it can be caused by the inverter board, too. Both are relatively easy to replace, and not too time-consuming. Cooling doesn't really have a whole lot to do with it - the parts that are breaking are in your monitor, and don't really get that hot.


Thank you for the reply. For now, I will go ahead and take advantage of the extended warranty while it lasts. If the product is never replaced under the Office Depot plan, but goes out later, I may very well see about parts on my own.
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