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#1 ydbird

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:38 PM

I just replace the display on a Compaq V6000 and the backlight does not work. The computer boots up and is visible on the screen if I hold a flashlight to it. I have been told to check the lid switch but can not find it or any info on its location on this model. If anyone has any ideas what can be causing this i thank you or if you can help me locate the switch so I could rule it out as the cause.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:22 PM

It's been a while for a Compaq, but most of the laptops I've seen you'll have to remove the bezel above the keyboard. There is an eccentric built into the hinge that will operate a very small pin-type microswitch. The pin could be stuck closed or the pin snapped off. Double check your connections and inspect the wires carefully for kinks. Those are real small gauge wires and they can be broken and the insulation looks fine. Check your voltages before and after the switch. You might have to check the voltage at the light itself
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