My mother's laptop is suffering from the same problem, flickering screen, sometimes very dim and hardly readable. The warranty has expired so I have offered to repair it for her in 6 weeks time when I go on holiday to see her.
I will need to get my hands on all the necessary parts for the Amilo LA1703 model, which would be cable, baclkight and the inverter board before I go (we only see each other once a year as we live 2,000 miles apart).
Does anyone know the part numbers for the forementioned components (or compatible components)?
Also, any suggestions on places on the web to buy these components would be much appreciated!