Question about Gateway 7330GZ Notebook
My laptop Gateway 7330gz the screen when black, how can i fix this? The laptop boots and everything I just cannot see what is on it. It did not fall or anything I was using it and it went black.
Some possible causes
--Some laptops have a function key that can turn off the screen when you have an external monitor running. Check your documentation to find out.
--The lamp burnt out.
--Cover switch (when you close laptop) is stuck/jammed/loose.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
I have a Gateway mx7118 laptop with that exact same problem, but being a tech, and having a machine that is out of warranty, I felt comfortable diving in. There is a cable ( not a ribbon cable ) that goes from the motherboard to the inverterboard. (in case you don't know, the inverter is what takes the dc voltage and ramps it up to power the flourecent bulb in your lcd screen) From opening and closing the lid the wires in the cable have broken, but are still held together by the insolation. Your best option is to find a parts retailer to sell you one ( neighborhood of $20). Staples has a phone number for them, or if you are good with a soldering iron give each wire a tug and the broken wire(s) will come apart. if you patch it yourself be sure to use heat-shrink tubing, tape will probably slide off and you will short circuit to ground and kill your inverter board.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
This is a problem with this particular model - I have the same laptop and same issue (and have read about dozens of others with the same issue). There's also a bug in the restore software, so had to get my own version of Windows XP to get it working again (but didn't fix the screen). Will never buy a Gateway again!
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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