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Black lcd display no backlight just very dim

Comment posted on Feb 21, 2009 hi and thanks for the assistance. I have taken just about the whole laptop apart looking for the inverter and I cannot see anyplace where it might be or where it should be. On one of the help tutorials the person worked on a Gateway 450ROG. This was the only thing close to the Gateway 4530GZ so I followed the instructions thinking both Gateway laptops would be somewhat close in design. So I took out the keyboard bezel, and the keyboard because the invertor should have been right there under the top front of the keyboard but it wasn't. I did find a couple more tutorials one for Dell and in fact I believe the other may have been yours on the Sony, good piece by the way.
I did take apart the display but I don't see any place where the inverter should be there either. on the bottom side of the LCD, (the side that fits closet to the keyboard, ) is where this little connector and wire comes out. It was out about 2". it is a thin black wire and a thin white wire with a small plastic connector at the end, the connector almost looks like an electrical appliance plug. there is no obvious place where this came unplugged from.
the other wiring that comes from the screen has the red, green, yellow,black and white wires and this is plugged in at the left upper most side right under the hinge. the other connector could not possibly reach this far if there was even a place to connect it.
this comes out from the right side (when facing the screen) to the bottom middle of the screen. there is nothing under or inside the lcd screen or the keyboard area or even on the bottom of the laptop. I have that apart too. I'm sure I'll have a blast getting all this back together. : )
at any rate, I think that my son and/or one of his friends probably unplugged this thing from somewhere when they "took a look at it". neither of them can remember where it was plugged in at though. nor can the friend that I took it too. everyone has looked and looked and we find nothing, Gateway is no help as of yet. I emailed the tech support and haven't received any info yet. I haven't found any support documents for this either except the description that this is the gateway intel chipset whatever.
does any of this make sense? I'm not going to give up on this thing until I find that daXXX inverter. I even looked one up on Ebay just to see what it looked like thinking it would help me pinpoint a little easier where it was located on the laptop but.....

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  • tgsmith2090 Feb 21, 2009

    thank you womonsoft7. the multi-wire assembly is plugged in and I'll look for where the other should fit as you described.

    does this black and white assembly plug in the screwhole or is just held in place by the screw?



    I appreciate you're taking the time to help me



    have a good one today/ thanks

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It's underneath the front of the lcd bezel. Pretty much every laptop is the same. You don't need any special guides.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/13000207/images/16/INV-GY-004.jpg

That's what it looks like in case you're wondering.


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The inverter should usually sit on the right side of the display. The thin black and white wires with the "appliance plug" on the end is held at the bottom of the display by one of the smaller screws. It fits onto the screw hole and is held by the screw at the bottom right/middle. The red/green/yellow/black/white set of wires is hooked into the display near the hinge and the other end is plugged into the board on the base unit of the laptop itself. Hooking the monitor back up is kind of a pain given the amount of parts/screws but it's more time-consuming than difficult. Good luck and I hope I helped some :-)

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