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LCD Inverter damaged

How do I fix the LCD inverter or where do I get a new one?

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The inverter is located at the base of the screen, under the plastic screen bezel, and it looks like a small circuit board which is approx a half inch wide and 4 to 6 inches long. To remove the bezel, you will need to take out the screws that are hidden under the sticky tabs the same color as the bezel or the rubber bumpers on the bezel, then the bezel will snap off. Be careful not to break it at the corners when it snaps off. Once you have the bezel off you will be able to see the inverter, simply disconnect it, and it comes right out. I generally get all inverters for my shop from Ebay, you can find the best prices there. So, I recommend Ebay, and you can also do a search for the inverter. You can always go through Acer to get one, but they are going to be considerably more expensive.

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I have a Toshiba L500-1DT. I replaced the broken screen, however now the screen doesn't seem to receiving any power although the computer is on.

This can go wrong in so many way it is hard to detect what may have happened here. Assuming you had CCFL screen (not LED), you could be forgetting to connect the power cable to the inverter. If you had a CCFL and tried to pop an LED replacement, you may have damaged the inverter (that transplant is not that simple). At any rate I would focus your troubleshooting energy on the inverter side and maybe buy a new inverter as a next step (if you have the screen out it is good practice to replace the inverter at the same time-they are cheap). If you tried to do a transplant CCFL-LED you may have damaged the board in the area that supplies power to the inverter, not an easy fix.

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Screen on laptop is distorted halfway

A) Video Cable connections are loose:
Connection at the motherboard, and the connection at the back of the LCD screen, in the Display Assembly.

Both need to be checked.

[For Toshiba the Video Cable is termed LVDS Cable.

Low-Voltage Differential Signaling Cable. I will just keep referring to it as the Video Cable ]

B) Video Cable is damaged:
Observe the sheath at the motherboard side of the Video Cable?
Is there obvious signs of damage to the sheath of the cable?

If so, there may also be damage to the tiny, thin wires inside the sheath, of the Video Cable.

Due to the routing of the Video Cable under the left Hinge, the Video Cable may be pulled on. This can create a bad connection.

Due to the above also, the Video Cable's sheath may be damaged, and the wires inside.

A view of the Video Cable by itself,

If the Video Cable checks out to be OK, the next item is the screen Inverter.
To test a screen Inverter you need a sensitive multimeter. This usually means expensive. { Or use a known to be good, compatible screen Inverter } Just thought I would state that. Don't want you to completely disassemble your laptop, just to fix a Video Cable, or screen Inverter. {Or LCD screen)

Most consumers decide to just replace the screen Inverter because;
1) If the problem isn't the screen Inverter, it is the LCD screen.
(A LOT of people buy an LCD screen, when all they really needed was a screen Inverter)

(LCD screen? $150 to $400 approximately. Screen Inverter? Usually around $22 to $48 )

2) The ease of access to replace.

As stated, if the problem isn't the screen Inverter, then it is the LCD screen.

1) With ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery, remove the Keyboard Bezel, and the Keyboard.

This is the motherboard connection side.

Display Assembly removed with Video Cable.
Now remove the Display Bezel, and LCD screen assembly, to access the Video Cable connection to the back of the LCD screen.

The screen Inverter is mounted at the bottom of the LCD screen, and behind the Display Bezel }

This shows the Video Cable, and it's connection at the motherboard side,

Scroll down, click on the photo in Step 9.
The Video Cable is the cable to the upper Left side. Has one Red arrow pointing to the left.
The photo in Step 10 shows the Video Cable disconnected from the motherboard.

(This is Page 2 of a disassembly guide. Pages 1 through 4 are available above, and below. Page1::Page2::Page3::Page4::Find another model,
in white.
Just thought I would state that. Don't want you to completely disassemble your laptop, just to fix a Video Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen) )

2) LCD screen side:

All three links above will help you with checking the connections, or removing the cable to perform a continuity check. (Test)

Also with accessing the screen Inverter, and LCD screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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Backlight issue for an Acer Aspire 8730 It will turn on for anywhere from 1 to 6 seconds by use of the F6 function. It turns on and off turning the boot up process, but ultimately it stays off. I can see...

Most of the times it is the back light issue (failing Inverter or the CCFL-Lamp). Acer Aspire 8730 has 2 lamps and it is highly unlikely that both of them fail together. Hence, I suspect the failing Inverter. Secondly, I have come across a few issues related to back light failing/ flickering etc, which were due to loose connections and LCD cable only. There are, I think, 3-4 connector (from motherboard to inverter- Inverter to lamp, Cable from motherboard to LCD for data) and 1 cable from the motherboard to the LCD. If there is any loosing or the cable is damaged, the back light flickers when you open or close the lid, however, when the Inverter or the Lamp fails the display is completely dark all the time. Furthermore, the Inverter supplies high voltage to the lamps, therefore, proper precautions should be taken while working inside LCD. If you are familiar with working/ troubleshooting such electronics, you may check for the loosing / faulty cable etc. and try to fix them yourself. Otherwise, if it is the faulty lamp or Inverter, it is highly recommended that you seek assistance from authorized professional for repair.

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My screen have a red line when opening,and the screen has a dotted red color..what happen to my LCD? Thanks.

It is probably the LCD inverter. When the inverter is bad or damaged the screen will show red lines and tints of light red. The inverter is not part of the LCD so it would be replaced without you needing a new screen. The process in fixing it is not difficult, the hardest part is just getting to the inverter to swap it out. New ones can be found on eBay and they don't cost very much.
Good luck!! EJ Kudelka

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Toughbook is on but screen is black

Ok that means your lcd inverter has went bad or the backlight ,,but usally the lcd inverter,,can find both on ebay,,cheap uaslly,, but the inverter probly your problem ,,definetly would start there,,easiest fix,,find you a lcd inverter,,,,ebay or internet,,when u get it,,take bezel off lcd ,,the front cover with screw driver,,be easy ,,take ur time ,,once off ,,in the middle of lcd @ bottom theres lcd inverter for new one ,,turn on and check b4 u put bezel back ,,on,,should be good to go,,if that doesnt fix,,backlight bad,,easy to find also,,goodluck,,

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Screen won't light up... red tint for 2-3 sec. is there a fix ?

Often when you think an LCD is bad it is the inverter board. This is even more likely when you get a red or pink glow. Either way if you compare the price of a new LCD ($100-$200) to an inverter board ($15-$35) it is worth trying. Worst case you will have a new inverter board and still have to buy an LCD or you may be able to resell the inverter board. I just had a Toshiba Satellite that was dropped and had no glow at all. I purchased an inverter board for $30 and replaced it and it fixed the problem. No cracks in the LCD and it looks great. Of course if you see a crack in the LCD that is a different issue.

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I HAVE A IBM Thinkpad T41p laptop. I am having issues with the LCD going blank I can see the windows very dimly on the screen but not enough to do anything. It will come back on for a very short time if I...

Could be one of two things. Inverter or backlight. Easiest way to test it is using a known good backlight. if it doesn't light up then the inverter is bad and vise versa.

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If colors are inverted?can it b fixed

Yes,must replace the backlight video inverter board it dead,need a new board.If the LCD outer screen not damage buy people it self,but if it is than the LCD screen pannel is the prob.not the video backlight video inverter board.

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Lcd screen not working properly

you need do following steps:
1) to make sure there is messages showing on the dark LCD screen. even nothing backlighs.
2) to make sure the inverter is defective, change other parts (same model) to test it,reference:
3) if still dark with new inverter, you have to change CCFL lamp at back of LCD panel. reference from:
4) also you could change a LCD panel if the CCFL lamp damage which you can not do fix.
hope help you fix it. any question please ask me.

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