I've read this is due to some inverter connected to the screen cable. Has anyone replaced one? Can anyone confirm that is the reason a laptop screen would go black? When it goes black, I can put it to sleep and wake it again, and the normal screen comes back for a little while. Then the screen gets bright, then it goes black. And by black, I mean black, not dim. ( I know there has been discussion of various screen problems, including this problem in other threads, but I want answers to just the black screen problem. )

Yes it was the inverter. I found one very cheap on ebay, so I figured it was worth trying it. Figuring how to get to it on my HP tx2000 was a bit harder, but I found a demo on the web of someone changing the inverter on a Dell, and that method worked.

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