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A105-S1014 LCD Screen issue

I have a A105-S1014 that I've had almost 3 years. About two months ago, I noticed that I was getting lines and a blurry screen. I would tap on the top of the screen and it would clear up. About two weeks ago, the screen would start to freeze. I would have to tap it harder, and then it would come back for a little while and then do it again. I wasn't sure what was going on with it, so I assumed the screen was going bad. I got one on Ebay and replaced it, only to find the new screen didn't fix it. If I put my fingers about 3 finger-tips on each side of center, and push in, and pull on the screen with the other fingers, it clears right up. When I talked to someone, they said it might be the LCD inverter, however the screen is bright no matter whether it works or not. Could I have a short in the ribbon LCD cable that goes to the LCD screen? Any other ideas?

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  • evanejp1980 Dec 20, 2008

    The screen was new. I am fairly certain it is not the screen(s), because I've tried them both and found them both to do the exact same thing. But yes, if I tilt the cover/screen a bit it appears to reload easily. If it was a screen problem, why would the screen just fade from whatever it was doing and stick on it for a bit. When I would "squeeze" the screen like I mentioned above, it would come back to life. Kinda weird situation with this computer.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Strange that the new LCD did not fix your problem. The symptoms that you describe are those of a bad LCD screen. A loose cable may be

    causing the problem, but not likely. A loose cable would show when you lift the cover and the video only appears when you have the cover open at a certain angle.

    Check if the cable going into the back of the LCD screen is pushed all the way tinto the connector.

    You are correct when you say that it is not the inverter. Inverters would make the video dim. It would not cause these symptoms. Was the LCD screen that you bought new ?

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The LCD inverter maybe going bad and i would check for a lose wire or the lcd cable may have a brake and when you pull or tap it moves

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    Aaron Wagers Dec 21, 2008

    i had a dell with a bad ribbon to the LCD screen i hooked up a desktop monitor to it and used it for a while to see if the inverter was bad and it worked fine so i opened it and found that the LCD ribbon had a brake in it from opening the screen to far back i got the laptop that way from a friend that did not take care of it after i fixed the ribbon it worked fine

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