Paul, I think you are right. If you get the same lines on an external monitor then most likely the system board is bad itself and should be replaced. The only way to find out witch one is bad is to connect a test LCD screen and see what video output you get. Are you sure that your backlight problem is related to a bad FL inverter? Today a have 3 lines, cyan, red and yellow.

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I turned on the laptop, received a clear screen with great color, than all of a sudden it went blank.

Sometimes they cover a small section of the screen, sometimes they cover the whole screen and flicker. I was about to spend the fortune to send it to Dell for repair but found your troubleshooting guide it and was… the little thing was stuck down and it was keeping the backlight from coming back fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g.

Looks like a failed FL inverter board. Try to reseat cables on both end of the FL inverter to make a better contact between the cables and the FL inverter board. According to fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g previous diagram on the front page it sifmens like the connection you are talking about is behind the actual LCD screen itself, but how to I take that apart to take a look?

How to troubleshoot and fix video problems

I would go with the inverter first. Since then they have multiplied and I now have more than 20 lines of different colors in two groupings at each end. I actually switched the lcd screen with another laptop and it still looks the same. Hi cj, i have connected an external montior to notebook, it fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g that everything is ok, on that external monitor.

I just talked to other technicians and we all agreed that if CCFL goes bad, it might flicker, it might not to work at all or it might work fine fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g a short period of time, but you say it stays on for hours. Check if the connection between the screen and the FL inverter board is fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially with getting an external monitor to work in the BIOS etc. You should be very happy that your laptop still works.

S’il existe un autre moyen aidez-moi SVP. There are a few boards for ZV, it depends of the configuration of your laptop.

I changed the cable to the display and swapped in another video card, but still have the same problem. First I fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g say that after I shut the power down, after the spill, I turned the in an upside down V on the table to help it drain.

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How to troubleshoot and fix video problems | Laptop Repair

Is my screen givign out? Check the LCD lid close switch.

Joe, I think that removing fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g switch is an option, but you have to know what you are doing. If there is anymore info you need just ask. Hey CJ, you have helped quite a bit in the past, im just slemens a refresher. Today I got back my computer.

A few minutes after the system has booted and fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g desktop appears, the display goes black. No image on the screen or something else?

Simon, A new system board for Toshiba Satellite P25 is not cheap. If the external video is fine then most likely the LCD is going bad. Thankfully, the computer runs fine, but the display is dim.

What should I do? I just checked a lid close switch on a Toshiba system board and it has 6 different contacts. Fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g is the problem.

I think ebay and google are the only options you have. Call to the manufacturer and ask them if there is a BIOS update for you laptop. Have you seen anything similar with this model? Peggy, That is the first thing to do if you troubleshoot a laptop with a bad video output.

This Jack is for use with AC adapter tips that are 4. I can stillwith smilo lot of effort, see the faint display in the blackness.

Please give me the model number for your laptop. I put the fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g back in place and secured it with a sticky tape. If I amlo fujitsu siemens amilo m3438g computer a few times, the LCD would come back in full working order. Hi Jean, I am pretty sure it is not the video card, because you still can get a normal video on the external monitor.