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Re: my laptop screen needs a new ribbon
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How old is the laptop? My previous issues with laptop screens is usually due to a pinched ribbon cable or lose ribbon cable or even the digitizer going bad. You may need to replace the screen. This is usually more cost effective than buying another laptop.
Try e Bay, I've found several unique computer cables I needed there, including SATA & PATA cables that were too expensive locally.
I also used that same resource to stock up on extra cables for PC expansions & repairs. They take a while, but they are priced low. I've experienced very few issues with products purchased new from overseas.
I am so sorry to hear that! I've had to deal with a broken screen or two before myself. What you'll need to do is search for your computer model's screen. They usually run about $100. After that, you can either contact a professional to do the work for you, or you can do it yourself.
To do it yourself, you will need a Philips and flathead screwdriver. BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, remove the battery and hold the power button down for 5 to 10 seconds. This will discharge any remaining power from the laptop, so you don't harm your computer. There should be four little pads in the corners of the screen case. Remove these, and unscrew the screws underneath. This is where you will need the flathead screwdriver. Gently pry the front of the case from the back. Once the case is opened, unscrew the housing of the LCD itself. There is a ribbon that connects the screen to the motherboard. Gently remove this. Now, just do everything in reverse, with the new screen. Put the ribbon in the new screen. Replace the housing and screw it back in. Then, replace the screen case and screw it back together. Put the little pads back on and replace the battery. Turn on your PC and marvel at your handy-work.
take all the screws off the bottom (including the screws hidden by the optical drive), turn the laptop over, open it. there is a small strip of plastic right above the keyboard, pry it loose and remove the 4 screws from underneath to release the keyboard. disconnect all the exposed ribbon cables and any other cable connector that you can see. once you've done this pick a spot on one of the edges to start prying it apart. Use a small screw driver or plastic pry tool if you need it. (on this model I started with the top right hand corner.)
There is a thin ribbon cable that runs from the motherboard to the screen, it is this that has worn.
If you can imagine every time the laptop is opened and closed it bends the ribbon cable back and forth and eventually get fatigues giving the lines on the screen where it is wearing away the connection.
They can be replaced but require quite a lot of work to replace as you have to strip down the screen and base unit to get to both ends.
Search for Dell D510 Display cable and you should find what I am talking about. A second one appears to be about £10 - £15.
your connections may have come unpluggged though a rare issue i just took mine appart and found out everything i needed if you need email me at email@example.com and i can send you pictures of where they are
You should get more information from the repair store and you would do better to go to a laptop specialist. Look at the price of new and second hand laptops before you comit to a possibly expensive repair. It is possible to take your data from on laptop to another, if that is what is important.