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Are the backlight and LCD sold separately

I'm trying to determine cost if the backlight is out.



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You can buy the CFL backlight bulb at but it's a ^&%* of a job to replace and most of the times the inverter cable is the culprit. How did you troubleshoot your screen and came to the conclusion the backlight was faulty ?

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I did confirm the inverter's functionality by using it to properly light another lcd. So problem pointed to the lcd, backlight or cables. Thanks, CL


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The backlight is a small CFL bulb included in the LCD. We do not sell the backlight separately. The backlight is powered by the display inverter. If you have a "dim" LCD, chances are you just need to replace the inverter. That is usually what fixes issues with the backlight.

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Thanks for the swift reply. VERY reassuring that folks actually read these forums.

Glad to know about the possibility of separate purchases. Anyway, I have not narrowed the problem down to the backlight or lcd. I simply replaced the entire screen - lcd with its original backlight intact.

I need to break down the costs involved for this repair, so I can properly bill the client. The way it sounds, the labor involved for backlight replacement may outweigh the price for replacing the lcd, backlight and all.

Chris Leeds, ACHDS

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