How can I fix my laptop screen?

Episode 1238 (45:54)

Romano from New Jersey

When Romano turns on his laptop, he can't see anything. The screen is black. Leo says that if Romano can still barely see an image, that means that the backlight has burned out. Older laptops used a florescent backlight and they can die over time. The down side is that by the time it burns out, the laptop is usually so old that it's not worth spending the money to fix. But Romano's laptop is only three years old. If it's not the backlight, it could be the inverter. One place to look for fixing stuff is But Leo recommends not putting too much money into it.

The chatroom says that there's a fuse in the motherboard that probably burned out.

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