check it against this info..... http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01087277I have a hp laptop that's less than a year old and it dropped off the couch today. Now the screen won't light up, but I can just barely see everything and use it under the light in the room. Is there some sort of backlight or something that went out?
Sorry, I was mistaken. I heard back from my buddy and he said he ordered the new screen straight from Dell. Said it cost $179 and he replaced the entire screen. Hope this helps - Best of luck to ya.A buddy of mine had the same problem with his Dell. Computer was less than a year old and one day he turns it on and it doesn't light up. We looked real close and could BARELY see the stuff on the screen.
Turns out the light went out and he was able to get a replacement online somewhere and put it in himself. I'll email him to find out where he ended up getting the part but if I'm not mistaken I think he told me it ended up costing about $50 for the replacement light. The installation he said was very simple (on the Dell, he said you pull the little rubber bumpers off the screen-side of the top to reveal little screws; remove the screws and the screen comes off. Unplug the light from the the little ribbon wire and remove it, place the new light in and plug it back into the ribbon wire; put the screen back in, replace the screws, re-glue the bumpers and viola!)