Main Laptop Parts Explained – PartII Screen backlight lamp

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A backlight lamp (also know as backlight bulb, screen backlight, CCFL tube or bulb) is the main and only source of light in a laptop LCD screen. A typical laptop LCD screen has only one backlight lamp installed. The backlight lamp mounts inside the laptop screen in the lower part of the screen as it outlined on the picture above.

A pair of cables with one connector coming from the screen plugs into the screen inverter board.

The backlight lamp receives high voltage AC power from the screen inverter board which receives low voltage DC power from the motherboard via the LCD screen cable as it shown on the picture below.

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On the next picture you see a typical backlight lamp removed from a typical laptop LCD screen. There are two cables soldered to both sides of the backlight lamp attached to one connector.

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