NOT TO BUY OR OWN ,CCFL SCREENS
HISTORY and specific HP only models of PC that love to fail for bad CCFL:
THEN CAME WHAT? "LED back lamps came later"
The bright white LED was introduced in September 2003 by Cree, but it took many years for PC makers to latch on too this device. (slow my guess, is was due to LED costs in 2003 ,or near)$2 a pop is super expensive.
CCFL's ended about 2010 in Displays.(LED takeover) Just as CRTs died down fast, and for sure helped with the push over.
These tube lamps can fail, or go dim or go yellow or flicker or the inverter power supply for it is bad.
Do not forget that many old CCFL laptops you can buy a LED conversion upgrade for many, as seen in ebay...(For HP621 / G60 / DV6 / CQ60, and more )
This HP only , table is not complete: (one trick is to pretend to buy a CCFL for you screen, if can't? then it has none.) Trick 2 is to read the service manual, see words toxic for Hg Mercury , bingo CCLF.
530 550 6700 6710b 6710s 6715b 6715s 6720s 6730b 6730s 6735b 6735s 8500 8510p 8510w
G3000 G3100 G5000 G50-100 G50-200 G6000 G7000 nc8230 nc8400 nc8420 nc8430 nw8240 nw8430 nw8440 nx7000 nx7010 nx7200 nx7300 nx7400 nx8220 nx8410 nx8420 nx9100 nx9105 nx9110
dv4000 dv4100 dv4200 dv4300 dv4400 dv5000 dv5100 dv5-1000 dv5-1100 dv5-1200 dv5-1300 dv5200 dv5t dv5z dv6000 dv6100 dv6200 dv6300 dv6400 dv6500 dv6600 dv6700 dv6800 dv6900 dx6500 dx6600 zt3000 zt3100 zt3200 zt3300 zt3400 zv5000 zv5000t zv5000z zv5100 zv5200 zv5300 zv5400 zv6000 zv6100 zv6200 zv6300 zx5000 zx5100 zx5200 zx5300
C300 C500 C700 CQ50-100 F500 F700 R3000 R3100 R3200 R3300 R3400 R4000 R4100 V4000 V4100 V4200 V4300 V4400 V5000 V5100 V5200 V5300 V6000 V6100 V6200 V6300 V6400 V6500 V6600 V6700 V6800 X1000 X1100 X1200 X1300 X1400end CCFL, avoid all PCs with CCFL.
The old monitors (etc) don't tell you its CCFL or LED, as LED not invented yet, (bright white LEDs for display) so the never even say CCFL.
The newer books for newer displays, with LED ,flat out say in the spec. it is LED backlighted.
version 1. 12-9-2017 (I made this list just for me, friends and family. what to avoid !