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Laptop monitor I have a hp probook4530.The brackets that hold the monitor to the keyboard have broken off leaving only wires connecting the 2 together...How can this be repaired

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Nikki, it's a hardware issue and you should seek hp's help. Chances are you may not get but look for similar unit on craigslist or kijiji etc. You might get lucky. Meantime make sure wires are secure. One thing I would do is this. If the pieces are there, glue them with Crazy glue or similar strong adhissive.

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Computer got you stressed?....................Life getting you down?...

Feel like if one more tiny problem comes up, you're just going to end it all?

.........GET OVER IT!

"$^&%^*&& HELP ME PLEASE #@%^&&^%^&*"

Don't ever come to this website, and post that again

Help me please?..................Yes

Moving on................

An external monitor works
Good. This way you know the problem is either the Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

Video Cable:

With the Compaq Presario C700 series of Notebook PC's, the Video Cable connects to the motherboard; in an area under the Keyboard, and Switch Cover.
(Above the F4 key)

It then leads under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.
From there a small cable branches off, and connects to one side of the Screen Inverter.
The main part of the Video Cable, goes on to connect to the back of the LCD screen.

Example of Video Cable,

http://www.amazon.com/G7000-Compaq-presario-Video-cable/dp/B005NEPKTE

The large connector on the Right side, connects to the back of the LCD screen.
The smaller connector shown at Bottom connects to the motherboard.
The small cable leading up to the Top/Left, connects to the screen Inverter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-COMPAQ-Presario-CQ50-CQ60-HP-Pavilion-G50-G60-G70-LCD-INVERTER-486556-001-US-/281024427508?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416e5c75f4

Just from repeated normal opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched, and pulled on. Sheath of Video Cable also hardens over time, and this also adds to the equation.

However, this laptop has been dropped. There's a real good chance of a problem with the Video Cable.

Pulling on it can lead to the connections coming loose.
Motherboard side, screen Inverter cable, and LCD screen side.

Procedure is to go through the various connections, and PHYSICALLY check them. Try to plug them in tighter.

Motherboard connection:
1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

2) Disconnect the Keyboard, HOWEVER do not disconnect the Keyboard Cable from the motherboard.

Once Keyboard is removed from Palm Rest Cover, take the LCD screen side, and roll the Keyboard over.
Bottom side up, lay on Palm Rest Cover.

3) Now remove the Switch Cover.
The Switch Cover is the wide strip of plastic, above the Keyboard, and below the Display Assembly.

The Switch Cover is just that........a Cover.
No wires attached.

Physically check motherboard connection.
Reinstall power. Turn laptop on.
No change?
Remove ALL power again.

LCD screen side connection and screen Inverter connection:
4) The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen, is the Display Bezel.
Remove it.

Right behind the Display Bezel, and mounted on the bottom/middle of the Screen Frame; is the screen Inverter.
Just physically check the screen Inverter connection, but go on to the LCD screen side connection.

The LCD screen is an assembly of layers. These layers are held in the factory set position, by a metal Screen Frame.
Resembles a picture frame.

Attached on either side of the Screen Frame, are Brackets.
The brackets are attached to the Hinges, and the whole assembly is just referred to as a Hinge.

There are screws that hold the Hinge brackets to the Screen Frame. There are also screws that hold the Screen Frame together.
Be SURE as to which screws you remove. You do not want to remove the Screen Frame screws.

Remove the screw that hold the Hinges to the Screen Frame.
Tilt the Top of the LCD screen forward towards you, and physically check the LCD screen side connection; of the Video Cable.

Lay the LCD screen back, put a screw in on each side, to temporarily hold the LCD screen in place.
Reinstall all power. Turn the laptop on.
Still no joy?

Remove the Video Cable.
The Video Cable needs to have a continuity test performed, with a multimeter set to OHM's. (1K)
Every wire in the Video Cable is checked.
No reading on a wire indicates a stretched/broken wire.

An assistant should also be used, to gently wiggle the Video Cable while checking.
An intermittent reading on the multimeter indicates a stretched/broken wire.

Or take the Video Cable down to the nearest small computer repair shop, and have the resident tech check it for continuity.
Should only be a coupla' bucks.

The Video Cable MUST be ruled out, before going on........

5) Video Cable checks out OK, or a replacement is used; and still no display on laptop's internal monitor, the screen Inverter is next in the diagnosis.

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

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

Due to this, the ease of accessing to replace, and the usually low cost; the screen Inverter is just replaced.

6) If the new replacement screen Inverter brings no joy, then the problem is the LCD screen.

HP Support > Compaq Presario C700 series of Notebook PC > Manuals > Service Manual,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3559331&

Scroll down, and click on -
HP G7000 Notebook PC and Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

At the top is the Adobe Reader page number box
Page 21 is the start of the Illustrated Parts Catalog.
The next page shows you an exploded drawing of the laptop.

Page 58 - Keyboard
Page 61 - Switch Cover
Page 63 - Display Assembly

http://armbrust.dyndns.org/tips/presario700/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nALcYwgVCZk

The F700 HAS wires to the Switch Cover. The C700 does not.
Just posting to give you a hands on look, instead of just a Service Manual.

02:59 - Here you can see how I described LEAVING, the Keyboard Cable attached to the motherboard, and just rolling the Keyboard over onto the Palm Rest Cover.

In Spanish, but a 'Picture is worth a thousand words', they say,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Wcej_K3ag

Not the Presario C700, but shows in better detail on releasing the Lock Clips (Detents), at the Top of the Keyboard,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/hp-2000-laptop-disassembly/

Specifically photos in Steps 9 through 11.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(You won't need an ESD wrist strap for this procedure. However if you have one, wear it by all means.

IF, you remove the Palm Rest Cover, then you better be wearing an ESD wrist strap; and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source )

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My hp dv5000 screen is blank


Problem can be;

A) Graphics chipset
B) Video Cable
C) screen Inverter
D) LCD screen

Let's diagnose, and find out.

A) Graphics chipset:

To start off with, the Pavilion dv5000 series of Notebook PC's; is NOT known to have a problem with the graphics chipset.
The Pavilion dv2000 series, Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series; does.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port; on the laptop.
The VGA port is on the Left side of the laptop, and located towards the rear.

This is a general example of a VGA connector (port), and VGA Cable,

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

Scroll down a little for VGA Cable example.

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.

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:

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

Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the SAME time tap once on the F4 key.
The F4 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

Still no? Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F4 key.

No display on external VGA monitor, suggests a problem with the graphics chipset.
(Most of the time it is a problem with the Mounting, of graphics chipset TO motherboard. If this proves to be your problem, state in a Comment )

Display on external VGA monitor means the problem is the Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.
(screen Inverter or LCD screen)

B) Video Cable:

The Video Cable plugs into the motherboard, in an area under the Switch Cover.

(Left side.
Switch Cover is the plastic cover above the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen. Has the Power On Button, LED indicator lights, etc in it)

It then loops by the left Hinge, and goes up into the Display Assembly.
There is a small separate wire that comes from the main Video Cable, and connects to one side of the screen Inverter.
The main part of the Video Cable goes on, to connect to the back of the LCD screen.

Example of Video Cable,

http://www.batterycentury.com/hp-430531-001-cable-p-215726.html

Click on image to enlarge.
The wide connector you see at the top/left, connects to the back of the LCD screen.

The wide connector at the bottom/right, connects to the motherboard.
The single cable (Wire) coming off at the bottom, connects to one side of the screen Inverter.

Just due to normal repeated opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched.
This leads to it being pulled on, and may also lead to damage of the Video Cable.
(Stretched/Broken wires)

Procedure is to Physically check the connections of the Video Cable. Visual inspection alone will NOT do. You need to physically see if you can plug the connection in tighter.

1) ALL power removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
2) Remove the Switch Cover.

[Switch Cover is just that. A Cover. I will give a link to a free Service Manual from HP Support, towards the bottom of this solution ]

Try to plug the Video Cable connection at motherboard, in tighter.
Once done reinstall the Battery, and attach AC adapter. Plug AC adapter into power.
Turn the laptop on.

Still no? Turn laptop off. (Hold down on Power On button)
Remove ALL power again.

This time check the Video Cable connections at screen Inverter, and back of LCD screen.

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.
Example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/447997-001-HP-Pavilion-LCD-Display-Bezel-DV9000-Series-w-Webcam-GENUINE-/170992584210?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item27cff3c612

Service Manual indicates to remove Display Assembly from laptop, in order to remove Display Bezel.
IMHO this = NO.
I think you can remove the Display Bezel, without having to remove the entire Display Assembly.

This video details removing the Display Assembly.
Shows replacing the LCD screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNyvf4KqeIY

What my concern is with removing the Display Bezel, is the integral Hinge Covers that are a part of it.

I believe the Display Assembly can be tilted far enough back, that the Display Bezel can be removed, and carefully ease the Hinge Covers out/off at the same time.

Why not just remove the Display Assembly?
A whole lot less stuff to reconnect, after you have checked the LCD screen connection of the Video Cable, and screen Inverter connection.

After disconnecting the LCD screen from the Hinge Brackets, you just tilt the LCD screen forward, and check the Video Cable connection.
Then slightly tilt the Display Cover back, so the LCD screen can rest against it, and reinstall power.

Connections are plugged in tighter, and this proves to Not be the problem, go on.
(Don't forget to remove ALL power again)

The Screw Covers are made of synthetic rubber, or plastic.
They are held in place by a type of rubber cement.
I like to use a computer pick, (Much safer than a blade!), and lift up at the base of the Screw Cover.

I also like to GENTLY stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping. (They like to stick to the tool, your fingers, and it seems passing cars. "Oops, dropped one. Where'd it go? Hmmmm)

If you are careful with them you can reuse them. (Doesn't stick anymore? Apply a TINY dab of rubber cement to them, with a toothpick)

Screws removed, I suggest cut a piece of thick construction paper, that just fits the inside edges of the Display Bezel.
Helps prevent scratching the LCD screen, from your fingernails, when you go to flex the Display Bezel, and remove it

The LCD screen is an Assembly of layers. They are held in the factory aligned position, by the metal Screen Frame which surrounds them.

There are screws that hold the Hinge Brackets TO the Screen Frame, and there are screws which when removed, will take the Screen Frame apart.

ONLY remove the necessary screws which hold the Hinge Brackets, TO the Screen Frame!

More in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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I suggest you have a bad LCD screen.

HOWEVER the procedure is to diagnose, and not spend money foolishly.

I need to know the laptop manufacturer name, and model number.
I cannot for the life of me believe FixYa would not ask for this, as a general requirement.

The model number is on the Bottom of the laptop.
Post back in a Comment.

In the meantime,

1) Check the graphics chipset first.
Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.
If the VGA monitor shows the same horizontal split of the LCD screen, then your graphics chipset is bad.

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

Scroll down a little for an example of a 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.

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 monitor.
IF not;

There are at least 3 display options;
A) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY.
B) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor.
C) External VGA monitor ONLY.

Here's where it gets rough, Dawn;
Hold the Fn key down, and at the same time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.

What key is that? Dunno. Laptop manufacturer name, and model number wasn't stated.
HP is usually the F4 key.
Acer? F5 key
Lenovo/IBM? F10 key.

The F key at top should have a monitor outline symbol, and an arrow on one side; for the Display Toggle-Over key.
No display on external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key.

Same display of internal monitor on the external VGA monitor?
Bad graphics chipset. Actually it is probably the MOUNTING of the graphics chipset TO motherboard.
More on that if it is the problem.

Good display on external VGA monitor?
Problem is the Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

2) Video Cable:
The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, (In an area under the Keyboard, or Switch Cover above it), runs under the left Hinge; and up into the Display Assembly.
From there it may have a small cable coming from it, that connects to the screen Inverter.
The main part of the Video Cable then connects to the back of the LCD screen.

CCFL backlighting uses a screen Inverter.
(Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)
LED backlighting May, or May Not.

Due to repeated normal opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched.
This can cause pulling on the Video Cable, and loose connections.

It can also cause damage to the tiny wires inside the sheath, of the Video Cable.
(Stretched/Broken)
If you see apparent damage to the sheath of the Video Cable, suspect damage to those wires inside.

Loose connection of Video Cable TO motherboard, or TO screen Inverter, (IF used), or back of LCD screen connection.

The procedure is to remove what components are needed from the laptop, to access the motherboard connector side of the Video Cable; and PHYSICALLY check to see if it is plugged in tightly.

{Components may only be the Switch Cover.
Above Keyboard, and below LCD screen. Has the Power On button, indicator LED lights, and perhaps speakers.

May be the Switch Cover AND Keyboard.
May be the Switch Cover, Keyboard, and Palm Rest Cover; in order to access the motherboard connector of the Video Cable }

Disconnect the LCD screen from the Display Cover, to access the LCD screen side connection, of the Video Cable.

Once all connections are proved to be tight, try the laptop again without fully reassembling. See if you can connect everything, with the LCD screen sitting out a little. Perhaps the Switch Cover off, but wires connected.

HOWEVER of you see apparent damage to the sheath of the Video Cable, or if you don't; the Video Cable MUST be ruled out before going on.

Connections tight? Didn't repair the problem? Remove the Video Cable.
A continuity test of the Video Cable must be performed, with a multimeter set to OHM's.
EVERY wire in the Video Cable must be checked for continuity.

Also an assistant is needed to gently wiggle the cable in the middle, and see if you get an intermittent reading on the multimeter.
If so this indicates a broken wire inside the Video Cable.
Replace.

Not everyone has a multimeter laying around.
Suggest take the Video Cable to the nearest small computer shop, and have the resident tech check it for continuity.
Should only be a couple of bucks.
(They say they can't check it? GET OUTTA THERE!
That ain't no REAL tech! Lol!)

Video Cable checks out?
Then the next component to check is the screen Inverter, again IF used.
Problem is to check a screen Inverter requires a sensitive multimeter.
Read fairly expensive,

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

For the above reason; the ease of access to replace, (Just remove Display Bezel), and usually low cost; the screen Inverter is usually just replaced. Average cost is around $20, or less.

Screen Inverter isn't used? Problem is LCD screen.
Screen Inverter replacement didn't repair the problem?
Problem is LCD screen.

I know the above may look like, "Wah, wah, wah", from Charlie Brown. (That's what my niece tells me)

If I had the manufacturer name, and model number, I may be able to give you a link to a Service Manual, and possibly pictorial, or video guides; PLUS step by step info from me.

Makes it less, "Wah, wah, wah", lol!

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/taking-apart-hp-pavilion-dv7-laptop-guide-3/

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-to-replace-screen-on-hp-pavilion-g7-laptop/

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Acer%20Computers/Aspire-7738G/Manual/114625

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