Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Often it's not the costly LCD panel that is broken. It's the ten dollar inverter. So before shelling out hundreds of dollars for what you were told was an issue with the LCD replacement. Change the inverter, It's a 15 minute procedure that is easy to do as pulling out a plug and putting it back in. It is located in the frame of the lid where the LCD is housed. And can be accessed by removing the little rubber bumpers "which are normally just glued on" underneath are small screws, usually 6-8. Then the frame snaps off, it's held on by clips. Just be careful not to force too hard, but there is a lot of flex in the frame due to the need to get in there to fix many parts. Now at the bottom there is a small rectangular or pen shaped tube that has a plug on both sides. Just copy the model number and find a replacement in a local computer parts store or on Ebay, I have bought several there myself. Replace the part the same way you took it out, and you can actually reboot it once you do that without even re assembling it. There you go, you just saved $300.00. HP told me "a tech" that it was definitely my LCD, and it was off warranty for 1 day, They told me it would be about $400.00 plus shipping. Get the picture. The diagnosis without proper equipment is almost impossible. If you lost your picture or it's very very dark almost impossible to see, there is more of a 50/50 shot that it's just the inverter. Happy computing
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The LCD is fine as you can see the display.
This is a backlight fault.
This may have been caused by dropping (breaking the backlight tubes) or the inverter circuit has become faulty.
This should not cost hundreds to repair.
I think you should talk to the seller with a view to getting your money back first though.
Oct 13, 2007 | Computers & Internet
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