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LCD Screen The LCD Screen for my Aspire 5542 - 1462 will not latch (close). I believe that it was forced open??? I'm wondering if replacing the frame for the LCD screen will help fix the problem. If not, I'm wondering how to replace the latches under the the plastic frame so I can latch/close the LCD screen/cover properly. Otherwise, my lap top is running normally.

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If it's a spring loaded type latch mechanism, It may be as simple as a spring. Carefully remove the bezel and take a look.

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Sorry for the uppercase, but I get 3 phone calls a day, apparently stemming from someone (PNWSolutions) providing the wrong phone number to fellow readers.

The phone number 949-462-6000 is incorrect. You will not reach anyone that can help you there because is an entirely different Toshiba company, who does not deal with laptops at all.

The correct number is (800) 457-7777 for the Toshiba America Information Systems call center as you can see here:

Of course you can choose to call Pam Saunders directly at (949) 583-3000 [dial by name], but I doubt she will be able to handle the volume of requests.

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Those screens tend to lose their tightness as time goes on from all the opening and closing. Regrettably, there isn't much to be done with them except replacement of the part. You can jury rig it but that's about it. I,too, had a zv5000 and experienced the same thing.
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My battery latch got stuck in the open position after replacing the battery on HP's DV 6300 series. The battery was thus stuck. I used the 'screwdriver' technique but with a rounded end kitchen knife not an actual screwdriver to remove the battery. It is important to push the knife down a little into the groove at the outer long edge of the battery and pry that outer edge up. AFTER DOING THIS THEN GOING TO REPLACE THE BATTERY I REALIZED THE LATCH PROBLEM OCCURRED BECAUSE I HAD PUSHED THE BATTERY LATCH TO THE OPEN POSITION TO REPLACE THE BATTERY. THIS IS WHAT JAMS IT. TO REPLACE THE BATTERY 'DON'T TOUCH THE LATCH AT ALL'. LEAVE THE LATCH IN THE CLOSED POSITION AND REPLACING THE BATTERY WILL SET THE LATCH IN THE CORRECT CLOSED POSITION, READY TO BE SLID TO OPEN POSITION ONLY TO DO THE ACTUAL BATTERY REMOVAL.

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SOURCE: Replacing lcd screen on HP dv4-1120us laptop

Here is one place I found thru google that sells your lcd for your laptop:

Price is about $89.00 before any S/H charges. I'm sure if you do some research you may find them cheaper.

When it comes to replacing the lcd on these laptops most of the time its done the same way. Unscrew the screws on the front lcd bezel and then remove the bezel so it will expose the lcd with a hinge on each side.

Remove the screws on the left hinge and also remove the screws on the right hinge.

At this point the screen will be loose. Disconnect the power connector from the bottom of the lcd that goes to the little rectangular inverter board.

There will also be a cable on the back of the lcd screen that needs to come out as well. Be gentle with the cable cause its sensitive.

At this point you can remove the bad lcd and then get ready to put the new lcd into place.

Go ahead and connect the lcd cable to the back of the lcd, don't worry it is slotted so it can only go in one way and it will kind of snap into place. Then go ahead and align the screen with the left and right hinges so you can put the screws back on so it keeps the screen in place.

Then go ahead and connect the power connector to the rectangular inverter as well. Now that you have the screen hooked up. Turn on the laptop and if you get video then you know the screen is good, turn the laptop back off and then go ahead and put the lcd front bezel back on and put the screws back into place and you should be good to go. I know this was lengthy but hope this information helps.

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After startup monitor has thick black line down the right side that goes away when pushed in but comes back

Not responsible for their product model categorization, lol!

However when searching for the Aspire One Mini ZG5, it comes up as AOA150. (AOA150-1691)

When searching Acer Support, this is what comes up, AOA150,

But to go on; we can use a basic flowchart, and my experience.
(Big deal, ha! on the last one)


LCD Properties;
The main things we're concerned with here is;
1) 1024 x 600 screen resolution ('Pixel Resolution'. Whatever)
2) LED backlight

This means there is NO screen Inverter. Rules that out.

Video Cable, and LCD screen.

Guides and Manuals,

Acer Aspire One AOA150 User's Guide

Bookmarks menu to the left; - using the keyboard / Hotkeys

The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key (Page 26)

Acer Aspire one AOA150 Quick Guide

The VGA port is on the Left rear side.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the Netbook.
Example of a VGA Cable, and VGA port, (Connector),

(Scroll down for VGA Cable)

You can use a CRT type of monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up a couple of minutes.
Turn the Netbook on.

By factory default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not:

There are at least Three display options available;
1) Internal monitor of netbook ONLY
2) Internal monitor of netbook AND external VGA monitor.
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down, (Lower left of Keyboard), and tap once on the F5 key.
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.
(Sometimes takes a second)

Display on the external VGA monitor shows the same as the internal monitor, you have a graphics chipset problem.

I really do not think this is the problem.

Leaves the Video Cable, and LCD screen.

The Service Manual I have access to for an AOA150, is for an AOA150-1570
Let's see if this is close enough,

[ Yeah I know. Looks like one of those, "Oh here we go", websites ]

Scroll the page down until you are at the bottom of the third paragraph.
There you will see -
Download Acer Aspire One AOA150-1570 Disassembly PDF User Manual.

Click on the bold underlined -> Download, at the start if the above.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on Download, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

(This is a temporary download. There is a way to save a copy. Either to your computer, then to CD disk, or straight to CD disk. After checking to make sure the copy is good, you can delete it from your computer, and save harddrive space. {If it wasn't downloaded straight to CD disk )

The Video Cable is attached to the motherboard, under the top left area of the Keyboard, and close to the F1 through F3 keys.
Plugs into the motherboard.

It leads up through the left Hinge, and into the Display Assembly.
From there it connects to the back of the LCD screen.

Looks like also to either side of the LED backlighting.
The wide connector all the way to the top Right, connects to the motherboard.
The connector to the top Left connects to the LCD screen.
The two connectors in the middle I figure are for the LED backlighting.

With normal opening, and closing of the Netbook, the Video Cable may become pinched.
This can cause the motherboard connection of the Video cable, to become loose, and/or the LCD screen side connection.

Visual inspection will Not do. You have to physically check by trying to plug them in tighter. The loose connection space could be so small, that your eye will not detect it.

Can also cause damage to the Video Cable.
If there is obvious signs of damage to the sheath of the Video Cable, there may also be damage to the tiny wires inside.

Even if the Video Cable appears to be undamaged, it should be checked with a continuity test, with a multimeter set to OHM's, and every wire in that cable checked.

Would really bite to buy an LCD screen, when the problem was a Video Cable, and to have bought both of them.

Perhaps there is a 'Mom and Pop' computer store where you can take the video cable, and have it checked by the tech for a few bucks.

Or replace if that is your wish.

Video Cable connections are tight? Video Cable is in good repair?
Problem is LCD screen.

I lightly stick the Screw Covers from the Display Bezel, on the display bezel for safekeeping. (It's more like TOUCH, instead of Stick, with some of them. The rubber cement is still very sticky)

The screws are Philips head.
You may wish to use a thick guitar pick, to start removing the Display bezel with. Or a Spudger Tool for computers.
Get's that first crack going in-between the Display Bezel, and Display Cover. (Acer = LCD Module Cover)

Watch your fingernails on the LCD screen, but you can also lift up on the inside edge of the bezel, at the top middle, and get it to start flexing. Then move your fingers along, and keep lifting up on the bezel.

The Display Bezel has Latches on it which snap into Tabs, on the Display Cover.
Sometimes the sound of the Latches/Tabs releasing, sounds like you are breaking it.

Snap, snap, snap. Just wanted you to be aware. It's space-age plastic. Does have it's limits though.

The LCD screen is actually an assembly. It is held together with a Screen Frame. The Hinges screw to the Screen Frame. The Screen Frame is screwed to the Display Cover.

It looks as though this may be a laptop (Netbook), that you may not have to remove the Display Assembly, in order to remove the Display Bezel.

You may be able to pop off the Display Bezel, Remove the Hinge to Screen Frame screws, and Screen Frame to Display Cover screws, and tilt the LCD screen (With Screen Frame) forward, and check the Video cable connection.

This allows you to check the LCD screen connection, and not have to put the laptop all back together again, in order to do so.

If you buy an LCD screen, make sure it is for YOUR exact model.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


[ ALL power is removed from the Netbook before working on it.
AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

I advise buying, and wearing an ESD wrist strap. (Electro Static Discharge)
Once the Palm Rest Cover is removed, the Static sensitive hardware components of the Netbook are revealed.

(Palm Rest Cover = Upper Cover for Acer
Base Enclosure = Bottom Cover for Acer )

Price of an average ESD wrist strap runs about $3 to $6.
Here is one example,

Work on a TABLE.
I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.
You can also set a large metal serving tray, (Unpainted), on the table, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)

Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Advise DO NOT mix them up.

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard.
It is a Flat Flex Cable, and has flat contact strips on the motherboard side of the cable.
The Keyboard Cable does Not have a connector on the end.
The motherboard has the connector.

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is rectangular in shape, and composed of two pieces.
HOWEVER it does NOT come completely apart.

The bottom piece is larger in size, is stationary on the motherboard, and is called the BODY.

The top piece is smaller in size, is movable, and is called the Locking Bar.

There are three styles of Locking Bar. Two are still used to my knowledge;
1) The first style slides. Slides towards the LCD screen to unlock.
It ONLY moves about 2mm. (That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch)

2) The second style flips up. Flips up to a straight up position, or can be said as 90 degrees.

Pictorial examples of both to follow, and detailing opening (Unlocking), of both styles in an added Comment.

Looking at the disassembly information however, it looks to be the Flip-Up style.

IF, the Locking Bar comes off of the Body, either the Locking Bar is broken, or the Body. (Pins)

This = MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed.

Use your thumbnails on the slide type.
'Tabs' of the Locking Bar are seen on each side of the Video Cable. This is for your fingernails ]

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Primer first;

An LCD screen cannot produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them), or a series of LED lights.
(Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp )

The Acer Aspire 4745G Notebook PC uses LED's for backlighting.
(Light Emitting Diode)

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power from the laptop, for the LCD screen and backlight.
However LED technology now does not use a screen Inverter, and neither does the Aspire 4745G.

Primer over.

This brings down to three possibilities;

Graphics chipset, or Video Cable, or LCD screen

Graphics chipset:
1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the laptop.
VGA port is on the Left side, and is White in color,

Example of a VGA connector, and VGA Cable,

You can use a CRT type of monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up first.
Turn the laptop on.
By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not;

There are at least 3 display options available;
A) Internal monitor ONLY
B) Internal monitor AND external display device
C) External display device ONLY

Hold the Fn key down, and at the same time tap once on the F5 key.
(The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)

Still no display on external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.

If the display on the external VGA monitor shows the same results, you have a bad graphics chipset.

[ The graphics chipset probably isn't bad, just the mounting on the motherboard for it, and problems with the mounting is caused by poor cooling for the graphics chipset. (BGA surface mount)

Graphics chipset solder connections (Solder Joints), are what is bad]

I do not think the graphics chipset is bad, but you have to diagnose, and ruling out the graphics chipset is the first step.

Video Cable:
A high source of problems, if the display is fine on the external VGA monitor. (Graphics chipset proves to be good)

The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, under the Left side of the Switch Cover, and approximately above the F1 to F3 keys on the Keyboard.

It then leads under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.
From there it connects to the back of the LCD screen,

In the photo the top of the cable plugs into the motherboard, and the bottom plugs into the back of the LCD screen.

Just due to normal opening, and closing of the laptop the Video Cable may become pinched.
This can lead to one of two things, or both;

1) Connection at motherboard side for Video Cable may be pulled loose, and/or connection at LCD screen side may become pulled loose.

Either, or both, connections could be just loose enough that you won't see it by eye.
For this reason the preferred method, is to PHYSICALLY make sure both connections are tight. Try to plug them in tighter.
Visually inspecting alone will Not do.

IF there is apparent visual signs of damage to the sheath of the Video Cable, there also may be damage to the tiny wires inside.

Even if there is no outward signs of damage, the Video Cable should be checked for continuity with a multimeter set to OHMs, and all wires checked.

The Video Cable needs to be ruled out as the problem.
Take it to a 'Mom and Pop' computer store, and have the tech check it for a few bucks.
Or replace it. Parts changing I know, and I abhor 'parts changers', but if this is your only option that is what you need to do.
(Cost seems pretty cheap)

Video Cable connections, and condition checks out to be OK, the LCD screen is the problem.

[ The LCD screen, and the LED backlighting, are a unit.
If you are going to repair a backlight problem, you replace the entire LCD screen ]

[ For the procedure of checking Video Cable connections, and/or removing the Video Cable, or replacing the LCD screen, you SHOULD NOT need an ESD wrist strap.
{Electro Static Discharge}

However let's talk;

An ESD wrist strap cost averages around $3 to $6.
With the ESD wrist strap -> on, and the alligator clip connected to a good ground source, you are assured Static electricity isn't going to FRY OUT your laptop.

Pretty cheap insurance I would say, and the reason I would recommend buying, and wearing an ESD wrist strap anytime you work on a laptop.
One average example,

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case. I do not feel an Anti-Static Mat is warranted.

You can also set a large metal serving tray, (Unpainted), on the table you are working on, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)
You get the picture ]

Some disassembly information,

1) Service Manual for the Aspire 4740G Notebook PC.
As close as I could come,

Go to the 'paragraph' that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in Blue)
Drop down to the 5th line that begins with 4710 (Blue), scroll across, and click on the blue -> 4740G

Basic info using an Aspire 5830TG Notebook PC, for replacing an LCD screen. Just wanted to give you pictorial information, that will guide better than just looking at a Service Manual,

ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Remove the Switch Cover, to access the motherboard side of the Video Cable.

OPEN the Display Assembly, by removing the Display Bezel, remove the screws holding the Hinges from the LCD Screen Frame, and remove the screws holding the LCD Screen Frame to the Top Cover.
Then bring the LCD screen assembly forward, and check the Video Cable connection to LCD screen.

Switch Cover laid close, with wires connected so you can turn it on, and Display Assembly still open, you can check if tightening the Video Cable connections did any good, BEFORE reassembling the laptop.

(If the Switch Cover wires do not reach, remove the Power Button Board from the Switch Cover, and plug it into the motherboard )

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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How do i fix a black corner on my laptop screen?

You damaged pixels in the LCD screen, Camilia. The answer is No. You have to replace the LCD screen.

[There are statements made, that a warm water damp clean cloth, can be used to gently massage the 'afflicted' area. Ummm, No.
Drip ANY water inside, and Poof! Bye-bye laptop AND LCD screen.

(Yes, even with ALL power removed. To include the CMOS battery inside. { RTC battery } Water droplet/s could still be present when power is reinstalled )

Statements made about gently using a pencil eraser on the area.
Compresses the layers of the panel, and forces oil to move around.
Does NOT always work, and may damage the LCD screen further ]

How tough is it? Doesn't take a rocket scientist. (Sorry Gort)
It's like doing an easy puzzle.

Example using an Asus K53U laptop,

1) ALL power is removed. Remove the AC adapter, and Battery.

2) Open the laptop. Remove the Screw Covers from the LCD Panel Bezel.
(The thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen )

Screw Covers may be flat small pieces of plastic, or rubber covers.
Both will have a type of rubber cement on them. They are carefully removed with a pick type of instrument. (I use a computer pick)

They are then, one at a time, lightly stuck to the bezel, so they can be reused later.
Then all Philips head screws under the Screw Covers, are removed.

The LCD Panel Bezel has protrusions formed out of it's plastic body, and they surround the outside edges of the bezel. These are Tabs.
They snap into Latches, formed on the inside edge of the Display Cover.

The method to remove the LCD Panel Bezel, is to use your fingernail on the inside top edge/middle, of the bezel, and flex it slightly up away from the LCD screen. Then move your fingers along under the bezel on each side at the top, and pop the Tabs out of the Latches.

A thick guitar pick does help immensely. Use care when removing, but be aware that the bezel is made of space-age plastic. Snap, snap, snap, when the Tabs are freed from the Latches. Almost sounds like you are breaking something, and is a slightly tense situation for your first time.

Unplug the cable (Wire/s) from the screen Inverter, IF a screen Inverter is used. Usually mounted to an area at the bottom of the LCD screen.

If it does not use a CCFL for a Backlight, and uses LED's for a Backlight, it will not have a screen Inverter.
(Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)

Average example of a screen Inverter,

(Approximately 3 to 4 inches Long, 1/2 inch Tall )

Lay the bezel aside. The LCD screen has a metal frame around it. Looks like a thin picture frame. On each side of this frame are Brackets. The screws are removed that hold the brackets, to the LCD Screen Frame.

Then the LCD screen can be tilted forward, and Video Cable removed.

The Video Cable's connector on the LCD screen side, has two Locks on each side usually, that you depress in, in order to unlock the video cable connector, and unplug the video cable from the LCD screen.

Reverse steps to reinstall.
Note that on the example for LCD screens, just the manufacturer code number is stated, not the laptop.
Look at the back of the LCD screen you removed, and match up the correct numbers.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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A replacement screen maybe available from this WEB site.
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Where is the reset button on my Acer Aspire 5100 BL51

A) There is no reset button. As with any computer that has Windows, press the CTRL key, ALT key, and DELete key, AT THE SAME TIME to restart the computer.
(Not shouting)

B) To restart, is to Reboot. Rebooting isn't going to help in this case.
(If it does it will be temporary)

You have a problem with the graphics chipset, or the Video Cable, or the Display Assembly.
Diagnose to see which one it is.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach a VGA monitor to the laptop.

Connect to the VGA port on the Back of the laptop.

[ It is named External display (VGA) port, by Acer.
This is an example of a VGA Cable, and a VGA port (Connector) ]

The external VGA monitor can be a CRT type (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable.

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
3) Turn the laptop on.

By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not;
Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the F5 key.

(Fn key is on the bottom row of keys on the Keyboard. Second key over from the Left.
F5 key is on the top row )

No display on the external VGA monitor?
There are at least 3 display options.

1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

You may have to tap more than once.
(Hold the Fn key down, and tap on the F5 key)

C) IF, the display does NOT show up on the external VGA monitor, you have a graphics chipset problem.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The graphics chipset's proper name is GPU. Graphics Processing Unit,

The GPU for the Acer Aspire 5100 series of Notebook PC's, is an
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100.

It is soldered directly to the motherboard, therefore it is
Integrated Graphics. (NOT a Graphics adapter Card that is removable)


If the graphics chipset is bad, the easiest, and most cost effective solution, may be to simply replace the motherboard. More on this at the end of the solution.

D) IF, the display DOES show up on the external VGA monitor, the problem is the Video Cable, or in the Display Assembly.

Video Cable:
The Video Cable is termed LVDS Cable by Acer.
Low-Voltage Differential Signaling Cable.

1) Connections:
The Middle Cover is the thin strip of plastic that has the LED indicator lights, and Power On button in it, located above the Keyboard.

Removing this cover allows access to the motherboard side, of the LVDS Cable.

Check this connection to make sure it is tight.

The LVDS Cable also connects to the Back of the LCD screen.
The Display Assembly must be partially disassembled, in order to access this connection.
Check this connection to make sure it is tight.

2) Damage:
With the Middle Cover removed observe the motherboard side of the LVDS Cable, and it's sheath. (Outside cover of the cable)

See if there is any obvious signs of damage. The LVDS cable routes under the left Hinge. Normal opening, and closing of the laptop may damage the sheath.

If the sheath if the LVDS Cable shows damage, the tiny, thin wires inside the cable may be damaged also. (Stretched/Broken)

If damage is shown the LVDS Cable should be removed, and a continuity test of the wires in the cable, should be performed with a multimeter.

This may be accomplished with an economical multimeter, set to Ohm's. (Symbol is the Omega symbol)
An economical multimeter can be purchased for around $8 to $12.
Analog, or digital is fine.

Or you could take the cable to a computer repair shop, and have them test it for you.

Display Assembly:
The Display Assembly (LCD Module) consists of the;

1) The LCD Bezel:
The thin plastic frame that is in front of the LCD screen, and surrounds the LCD screen. Resembles a picture frame.

2) Screen Inverter:

3) LCD Panel Brackets:
Metal brackets that attach to the sides of the LCD Panel's screen frame.

(Screen Frame; metal frame that surrounds the LCD screen. The LCD screen is composed of layers, and the metal screen frame holds them in place)
Also includes the Hinges.

4) Backlight:
For the Acer Aspire 5100 series of Notebook PC's, the Backlight is a CCFL. Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp

5) LCD Screen:

6) LCD Module Cover:
The top cover of the laptop

An LCD screen does not produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, or a series of LED lights.
As stated the Aspire 5100 series uses a CCFL.

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

[ Average size is 2mm Thick x 334mm Long.
In inches it is approximately a little larger than 1/16th of an inch Thick, and a little over 13 inches Long.

It is located INSIDE the Screen Frame, and next to the LCD panel's layers. The Screen Frame comes apart by removing screws. The side of the Screen Frame, that the Backlight is mounted next to, is removed to access the Backlight.

HOWEVER, the LCD screen (Panel) is composed of layers. These layers are set in a specific pattern, and are held there by the Screen Frame.

If the correct method is Not used when replacing a Backlight, there could be a chance the screen layers of the LCD screen may move, and this would render the LCD screen unusable ]

A qualified professional is called on to perform this repair.

The Screen Inverter converts power (Electricity) from the laptop, for the Backlight, and LCD screen.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is a bad Inverter.

Testing a screen inverter is done with a sensitive multimeter. A tool most do not have. Or a known to be good compatible screen Inverter is used as a test tool.

Due to this, the economical cost of a screen Inverter, and ease of replacing, the screen Inverter is usually replaced.

IF, this does not repair the problem, then the problem is a bad LCD screen.

More information in a Comment.


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OVEN HAS 5000 VOLTS MOVING INTO IT PLEASE BE CAREFULL back key to turn off the oven.
2.Open left side pannel. 'back' and 'enter' key together.Then, enter 9428 and then press enter.
4.You will be directing to an testing screen.At the bottom of thetesting screen there are many alphabets.In which you can see 'P' ,'S' and 'M' .
5.Open the door and watch what happened to alphabet 'P'.I meant to say that when door open alphabet will highlited ,and when closed its seems an regular 'P' door and close the door .And also keep an eye on the primary switch at the top left corner of the oven where the door latches engaged.If it engaged very nicely and you still see an highlited 'P' in the testing screen then REPLACE THE PRIMARY SWITCH OR IF SWITCH IS OKAY THEN CHEK THE WIRING UPTO MAIN BOARD.
7.If switch doesn't latches properly then adjust switch ,by lossning the screw and aligned it properly.

May 12, 2011 | TurboChef TORNADO Electric Oven

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Dryer door won't stay shut latch won't catch

If this specific dryer has the door that opens forward (top to bottom as opposed to left to right, etc...) the common problem is that downward pressure on the door has bent it slightly. This happened on mine when one of my daughters would lean on the door while loading and/or unloading the dryer. If this is the case, then the door may pop open while running even though the latch looks good.

The best way to tell is just let the door rest naturally in the closed position. If it does not rest all the way closed, then the lower portion of the door & frame has been slightly bent as indicated above.

The door & frame has to be slightly bent/forced back out at the bottom. This can be accomplished with a large screwdriver or something similar such as a paint mixing paddle or basically anything that will fit between the bottom of the door (from the inside) and the dryer frame. Very slowly close the door with the paint paddle or large screw driver in place (again on the inside...not from the outside of the door). The goal is to just barely force the bottom of the door framing back out without warping it grossly.

Just take your time and be as gentle as possible & make small adjustments until the door will remain closed and latched.

The latch is really only required to keep the door secure while clothes are beating against the door interior. Proper alignment actually keeps the door closed.

Let me know if this helps.

May 06, 2010 | Whirlpool LEN2000PW Dryer

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