I am working this problem for an employee who is in a remote office (100+ miles away) with a GRX570 Vaio computer (I don't have hands-on access to the computer).
The screen went dim (almost blank/unreadable). Our biggest need is for him to get some visibility and control back so that he can shuttle his data to another computer and get back to doing useful work before sending this one in for repair.
Our immediate needs are therefore to EITHER:
1) Restore screen brightness even if only temporarily. Any suggestions on that? (I think it's a hardware problem, so this first option may be moot.)
2) Get an external TV or monitor working with the Vaio. He plugged an external monitor in, but it is displaying a fixed screen with a Vaio logo I believe he said - no mouse cursor or any controls. How would he configure it for the monitor to work as the primary display? He did not plug a TV in yet - would that work as the primary display, and if so, would any configuring be needed thru control panel or something? Would he have to log in as administrator to access the right controls? (With the dim screen, it's difficult for him to navigate around, but I think not impossible.)
Sounds like you might have backlight problems. I am not sure if this could have been caused by the spill. I think one way you can test it is to push the latching tab(where the latch from the screen inserts into the hole to the right of your touch pad) down with a pointed object and see if your screen is brighter for a split second. When you release the tab the inverter sends a signal to the backlight and it tries to light and usually will only flash and then the inverter cuts out. I am not a computer person but I have a GRX570 and I had the same dimmness problem. If you are a little bit technical you can replace the backlight yourself. I sent mine out originally to one company and it cost over 100USD but when the company returned it to me repaired the LCD was completely damaged and the main glass cracked.They told me I should buy a new LCD.I am still bugging them for a new LCD. In turn I bought another used LCD wich needed a backlight and I succesfully replaced it myself after finding a CCFL Tube(backlight). Now I have contact with manufacturer of CCFL tubes and I might be able to help you. Please contact via email. The company that did the repair was as follows: http://laptops.home.att.net/ www.lcdrepair.net Operated by Robert Mowe.
I have made attempts to contact the guy(R Mowe) but he does not reply emails. he is supposed to sent me replacements CCFL. the phone numbers do not work on their websire. BEWARE EVERYONE!
Please post your experience here....is there anyone to shut them down?
On 2005-01-25 18:56, starby wrote: I have made attempts to contact the guy(R Mowe) but he does not reply emails. he is supposed to sent me replacements CCFL. the phone numbers do not work on their websire. BEWARE EVERYONE! Please post your experience here....is there anyone to shut them down?
Joined: Aug 30, 2001
From: Rockville, MD
Posted: 2009-04-13 18:05
Seems like a lot of people are having issues with Robert Mowe. Not sure if he is in business anymore since I checked for his webpages and they are not active any more.
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