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Screen goes off showing VGA with cable on the screen

I have GATEWAY COMPUTER MODEL GM5259E. My screen goes off after 1 munite. showing VGA with cable tip in the screen.

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This looks like a bad cable connection. Try using a new cable for the connection between the computer and monitor. If that does not work test you computer on another monitor to make sure you are getting signal output from the video card.Also check the monitor on another computer.This is to check and make sure the monitor is working properly.You can also try using a add on video card in the computer to see if you can use the monitor this way.If you still are having problems. You can use this web address to get customer from Gateway. http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1013953/1013953nv.shtml. I hope this helps you with your problem.

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Post the manufacturer and model number of the laptop. Model number is located on the bottom of the computer. In the meantime I can only give you a generic diagnosis to follow;

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the laptop.

This is an example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector, (Port),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

(On the laptop near the VGA port it may have RGB, or External VGA, or nothing )

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

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

By factory default settings, the display should show on the external VGA monitor.

IF not; Hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.

The Display Toggle-Over key will be one of the F keys at the top of the keyboard. (F1 through F12)
HP laptops for example, usually use the F4 key.

After performing the above, there is no display on the external VGA monitor;

There are at least 3 display options available;

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

Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key.

NO display shows on the external VGA monitor?
You have a bad graphics chipset, or the mounting of it to the motherboard is bad.

Display shows on external VGA monitor?
You have a problem with the Video Cable, or in the Display Assembly itself.

A) Video Cable:
This cable connects to the motherboard, under the Keyboard area, or just above it.
It then goes along, and up under the left Hinge.

From there it goes up into the Display Assembly, and connects to the back of the LCD screen.
There is also another wire, or two, that comes from the Video Cable, and connects to the screen Inverter

Primer:

An LCD screen does not produce light by itself. 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.
(These two technologies are used in the present )

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, and the length is almost as long as the LCD screen is in height.

2mm is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
More information on CCFL, and general guide to replacing,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/ ]

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault can be attributed to a bad screen Inverter.

Some average examples of a screen Inverter used in a laptop,

http://www.laptopparts101.com/screen-inverter-board/

The thin plastic 'frame' in front of the LCD screen, is a Display Bezel. Has many names, depends on the manufacturer.

The screen Inverter is located behind the Display Bezel, and mounted at the bottom of the LCD screen. (Usually)

Primer over.

Check the video cable connection on the motherboard side, and at the back of the LCD screen.

Just with opening, and closing the laptop, the video cable could have been pinched in the Hinge.
This would lead to the video cable being pulled on, and pulling a connection loose. (Or both connections)

It could also lead to damage of the video cable.
Check the cable's outside sheath for obvious signs of damage.
This may indicate damage to the tiny wires inside.
(Stretched/broken)

It is best to completely remove the video cable, and with a multimeter check the wires inside for continuity. (Set the Function knob to Ohms)

B) Display Assembly:

The Display Assembly consists of the;
1) Display Bezel
2) Display Cover. (Top cover of laptop over LCD screen )
3) LCD screen
4) Hinge brackets, and Hinges
5) screen Inverter
6) Backlighting
7) Web camera (IF installed)
8) Microphone (IF installed in Display Assembly )
9) Screen Frame (Holds the LCD screen assembly together )

If the Video Cable checks out OK, move on to the screen Inverter.
Look to see if the cable (Wires) connections to the screen Inverter are tight.
Physically check, do not assume by just looking.

Is there any obvious signs of damage to the screen Inverter?

To test a screen Inverter requires a sensitive multimeter. Read fairly expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

Due to the fact;
1) That most do not have a multimeter of this type around,
2) The ease of accessing to replace a screen Inverter,
3) The usually low cost of the screen Inverter,

, the screen Inverter is replaced. Parts changing I know, but you have to use what is available to you.

Replaced screen Inverter, and you still have no display on the laptop's internal monitor?
Replace the LCD screen.

Note*
If a laptop uses CCFL for Backlighting, there is going to be a screen Inverter.
If a laptop uses a series of LED lights for a Backlight, there MAY, or MAY NOT be a screen Inverter.

In this case the LCD screen itself is replaced.

If you post the laptop manufacturer, and Model Number, (In a Comment), I may be able to link you a Service Manual. Also there may be pictorials with disassembly information.

Guide you as if I was sitting next to you.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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No video at power up


See if the problem is the graphics chipset before going any further.

If it isn't then the problem lies with the Video Cable, (Gateway = LCD Cable), or the Display Assembly.

The heading states Gateway LT2104u Netbook PC. This is what I'll be basing the solution on. However the main part of the solution, will apply to all laptops/netbooks.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port (Connector) on the Left side of the netbook.

[ External VGA display port.
This is an example of a VGA connector, (Port), and a VGA Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector ]

The external VGA monitor can be a CRT type, (Cathode Ray Tube. 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.
Turn the netbook on.

By default the display should be shown on the external monitor.
IF not;

A) Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the F5 key.
(The Fn key is at the Bottom/Left of the Keyboard. The F5 key is at the Top of the Keyboard)

No display still?
There are at least 3 display options;

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

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

IF, NO display shows up on the external monitor, you have a bad graphics chipset.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The GPU is the graphics chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The GPU for a Gateway LT2104u Netbook PC is an Intel GMA950 ]

IF, display does show up on the external VGA monitor, you have either problems with the Video Cable, (LCD Cable), or the Display Assembly.

LCD Cable:

1) Connections;
The LCD Cable connects TO the motherboard, and TO the back of the LCD screen, in the Display Assembly.

IF, either connection is loose, you will have display problems.

Check both connections.
This requires partial disassembly of the netbook to access the motherboard side of the LCD Cable.

Also requires partial disassembly of the Display Assembly (Gateway = LCD Module) to access the connection at the back of the LCD screen.

2) Damage;
Observe the LCD Cable on the motherboard side. See if there are any obvious signs of damage to the LCD Cable's sheath.
The most susceptible area to damage is the area under the left Hinge.

However, the LCD Cable should be removed, and a continuity check of the cable should be performed with a multimeter, set to Ohms.

(By checking the connections, you are at a point anyway, that removing the LCD Cable should be no problem)

LCD Cable checks out OK?
LCD Module problem; (Display Assembly)

The LCD Module consists of the;
1) LCD Bezel,
2) Camera Module,
3) LCD Module Brackets, (Includes Hinges)
4) Microphone Module,
5) Wireless 3G Antenna,
6) WLAN Antenna cables, (Wires),
7) LCD Screen Assembly,
8) LCD Module Cover.

Primer:
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.
(CCFL = Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses)

The Backlight for the Gateway LT21 series of Netbook PC's, is a series of LED lights.

There is no screen Inverter that is replaceable by the consumer.
The repair is to replace the entire LCD Module.

http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2009/gateway/lt/lt21/LT21sp4.shtml

To conclude:
If the problem isn't the graphics chipset, (Motherboard replacement), and it isn't the LCD Cable, the problem is the LCD Module.

Gateway LT21 series of Notebook PC's, Service Manual, (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-gateway

Go to where it states Gateway 400. Drop down to the second line, (EC54), and scroll across to LT21 in blue.
Left-click on LT21.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (LT21) it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

{ You can save this Service Manual to your computer. This way you can burn it off to a CD disk, AND remove it from the computer to save harddrive space, and not have to temporarily download it again }

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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You mention a VGA cable so I assume its a stand alone monitor for a desktop PC.

It can be repaired,this fault is usually indicative of a capacitor, maybe two or three bursting in the

a) Power supply.
b) Back Lighter.
or
C) Inverter.

As its 6 years old, I would suggest replacing would be the most cost effective resolution.

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http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Gateway%20FPD2275W/

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