[rescue] rebuildability

Kevin Foote kevin.foote at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 09:18:34 CDT 2006

you are actually right there is a *perfect* faint display this is readable
using the flashlight method you mentioned.
so now is the problem worse or better?? Am I looking at replacing a ribbon
cable or soldering power leads etc..

with the display being so faint / dark it would most likely be both of these
power leads to the inverter,
or the power supply itself.


On 7/7/06, Don Y <dgy at dakotacom.net> wrote:
> Are you claiming that the light ITSELF is shot (hard to
> believe as there are usually two tubes and both failing
> simultaneously seems like a long shot).
> Or, are you claiming the backlight FUNCTION is broke?
> In which case, it is likely the inverter (or inverter controls)
> that are out.  Since both lamps are dark, I would look further
> into the power supply instead of the inverters (one inverter
> per lamp -- usually exact duplicates of the same circuit).
> Can you see anything going on "in" the display (look
> carefully... try a flashlight at various angles).
> If the display seems to be working but both lamps
> are out, I'd look to the power *feeding* the inverters.
> This is a common failure on LCD "monitors" (I've salvaged
> quite a few "broken" monitors from the trash this way).
> HTH,
> --don

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