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My Acer aspire 5742 was working perfectly until I picked it up by the lid and damaged the screen!!! My local computer repair people said they have installed a new screen but it is not working and now

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That sucks. What happened to the screen the first time? Did you crack it? Did it just go black? There isn't alot of parts in there to go bad so if they replaced the screen then all you have left is the inverter which powers the backlight, and the video cable. If you can hold a flashlight at an angle against the screen and see a very faint picture, the inverter is bad. If you see nothing then either you got a bad screen or maybe you or the techs damaged the cable or bent the pins where the cable connects to the motherboard. Hope this helps! Btw I wouldn't take it back to them again lol.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

  • Fred Smith Oct 28, 2012

    When I picked the laptop up the screen looked like a bad satelite picture!!

  • Fred Smith Oct 28, 2012

    The tech people said I have trouble with my motherboard!!!! So I think you are right when you say that they damaged the cable or bent the pins. Thanks for your input.

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