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RE:DISPLAY FAILURE I shutdown my laptop and on restarting it could not display but fan was runing and other components powering well.I tried to put it on external monitor but it cud nt display.I opened the screen and checked the inverter board and their was a small chip heating i changed the inverter board but on powering up the machine the screen lights a bright light but has no signal i changed ram bt still there was no signal,i checked the display chipset which is ati radeon express 200m and it was over heating,cud it be the chip is day and if it dead is can it be fixed or is there any other way the laptop can display again.pliz help me coz the laptop wasnt mine and if it fails i will have to buy a new laptop and yet i dont have the money.i will be glad 4 your help.thanx David.

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  • diab0lik Dec 05, 2008

    Very simliar issues

    I haven't replaced the inverter board, however a system hang, and forcible removal of the battery has landed me in the same spot.

    initial research tells me that my mainboard is probably cooked, as a lot of people have had problems with the a135 motherboards apparently

    the only thing that I read that sounded like a success story of any kind involved someone manually replacing resistors on the board



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As you have already replaced both the hardwares then surely this is the issue with the mainboard so contact any H/W vender nearby.

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