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Why go to an LCD monitor repair specialist for a problem with a backlight bulb?

And the answer to that question is, you don't go to the LCD monitor repair specialist. There's such a mystique that has been cultivated about laptops that people who often wouldn't hesitate to take a soldering iron to their PC hesitate when it comes to their laptops.

Of course, there are sometimes good reasons for not touching your laptop's circuitry - such as, if it happens to still be within its warranty period. If this is so, be warned, trying to repair your laptop on your own may well void the warranty. If your laptop is within its warranty period and develops some problems, the best thing you can do is to turn it over to the qualified people back at the service center. They'll repair your laptop for you, or may even give you a new and better model instead of your old one. Don't shake your head in disbelief, because I've actually seen this happen more than once.

However, if you're either past the warranty period, or if you bought your laptop second-hand, you may find yourself with a real problem if your LCD screen suddenly develops a fault, and you need some emergency LCD monitor repair. Under such circumstances, the nearest laptop repair center may want to charge you a completely unreasonable fee for repairing the fault, and if you bought your laptop second hand to save money, you might well balk at paying it. And you should. That's exactly why, in the course of this article, I'm going to tell you exactly how to repair at least one of the issues that commonly arise with laptop LCD screens.

Now, sometimes, the screen of your laptop may flicker or grow dim, and it's quite possible that the bulb that lights the screen is failing. Yes, it can be something as simple as that. The greater number of LCD screens are lit by what is known as a cold cathode. This bulb draws its power from an inverter. You can save a considerable amount of money by replacing this piece of equipment yourself. The first thing to do is to disconnect the monitor and dismantle its back panel. This includes the shielding, of course. Once this is done, the inner circuitry will be laid bare.

You'll find that the bulb has a shield around it, which you also have to remove. Remember to do this in a well-ventilated area, as there can sometimes be poisonous fumes inside the case. Now simply replace the bulb and re-assemble the device and you're good to go. Your monitor should be as well lit as ever when you power it on again, closing another successful episode in LCD monitor repair.

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