My HP Pavilion g6 laptop is a couple years old. Recently, the screen began to flicker for ten or so seconds at a time. I ignored it and kept working. When I turned my laptop on a few days ago, the screen became extremely dim at the start up screen. I can just barely make out an image (at the logon screen) and am unable to use the computer. I tried to increase the brightness but it didn't change a thing. It has been like this for almost a week, now. What is the problem and what am I looking at for pricing? I need this fixed soon and can't buy a new laptop. Is there anyway to fix it myself?
Easiest solution is to buy the whole lid. Replacing either the inverter or back light can be tricky and you risk breaking the LCD. Check ebay they usually come up pretty cheap and are fairly easy to replace.