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I have an IBM Thinkpad A20m series. My screen is very dim, I can't make out anything. I'm having to plug in a monitor to see what's going on. Was working fine then BAM the screen went dim. I have tried the Fn key trying to brighten the screen but nothing happens. What could it be?


Answers :

The back light is not on. This could be either the backlight itself or the inverter that powers it.
The fluorescent bulb that lights the screen from the back has failed. It may be the inverter circuit.
You can open the laptop keyboard bezel and try to re-seat the screen cable.
If that doesn't work, and you are brave, then whack the screen (seriously) gently and it may start working.
Fixing it may be a bit costly...
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