Respected Experienced Friends,
I am using the above mentioned model for last 4 years. Now since the battery is not giving me backup of 1 second even so i am using AC Adaptor and by mistek i forgot to switch off during one night and when i woke up found that Laptop is extremely hot and when i made it normal after unplugging the adaptor & restarted it i found that Laptop display is very dim .
I tried connecting a LCD Monitor with the cable and found that its working. Sony is unable to provide any solution.
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It is most likely that the lamp(s) and/or the inverter(s) inside the display panel have failed. Since you mentioned it got "extremely hot" I would first suspect a failed inverter.
In some notebook models, these components can last only a few years.
You may be able to make the repair yourself. Replacement parts are often available online. It can cost MUCH more to have a repair shop do it for you...sometimes more than the price of a new or used replacement computer.
To see what is involved in the repair action, search on terms like these:
[ replacing notebook CCFL lamps ]
[ replacing notebook CCFL inverter ]
[ replace laptop backlight lamp ]