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LCD screen on an ASUS X553MA laptop comes on only if I pull the back cover forward. also happens even when the screen is not connected to the back cover.?

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No there isn't. It should automatically come on. Usually when I have heard of that it is right before the LCD goes out for good. Call repairs at 800-706-2534 and keep choosing option 2 and they will tell you where to send it.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008


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my friend had a laptop that did something similar so i got him an lcd ribbon cable replacement off ebay and that fixed it. i dont know if thats whats wrong with yours, but its a possibility. here is a link to a cable on ebay

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacing top back cover to Lcd

In front of the screen you should see little rubber contact pieces shoild be about 4- 6 remove these and underneath are the screws to remove housing.
Inside you will see how lcd screen is attached.
Remove lcd screen then replace what you need to. This is the same for most laptops and I would just google your model # tofind out exactly how to.

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SOURCE: How do I replace the bezel and LCD back cover on

aound the screen in the plastic area there should be four plastic stops, very tiny, in each corner, there's screws under those rubber stops. use a tiny screw driver to pop them out, don't loose 'em now. after you remove the tiny screws, just pop the front face plate out with a small flathead screwdriver.

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How do I change the lcd/vga cable on asus v550ca laptop

A flickering screen indicates a backlit problem. I would personally change out the screen but if you want to do a complete diagnostics and take the long way in which you'll learn a lot.

Tools needed:

Dollar store jewelers screw driver set.
Soft cloth towel

To replace the screen only:

On the screen there's little screw covers on the corners of the screen, removing these sticky little covers will give you access to the screws that hold the screen cover on. Once removed get a guitar pick or even a finger nail and go gently around the screen. Once the screen cover is off you will see the screws that hold the lcd in place and screws that secure the hinges.

Locate and remove the screws that secure the lcd to aluminum side rails. Use the soft cloth towel to protect the screen from getting scratched during removal. Lower the screen towards the keyboard and lay it down on the keyboard.

On the back of the screen you will see a ribbon cable attached to the back of the lcd screen. GENTLY pull down the ribbon cable lock on both sides of the ribbon cable.

The only thing left connected to the screen is the backlight cable, GENTLY pull this plug out taking note of what color wire is on the top and bottom.

Reverse this instruction and happy computing

For COMPLETE laptop dis-assembly follow this link:

Follow this link for complete disassembly instructions with pictures for your laptop. You may want to skip to when the screen gets disassembled.


Nov 21, 2014 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Red lines and dots on screen.

Asus laptop?

What is the model number Alex? It's on the bottom of the laptop.
Post back in a Comment.

From your brief 'diagnosis', suggests there is a problem with the Video Cable.

1) Either loose at the motherboard, or loose at the screen Inverter,
(IF USED), or loose at the back of the LCD screen.


2) Video Cable is damaged. Stretched/Broken wire inside.

Suggestion would be to PHYSICALLY check the Video Cable's connections.
Visual inspection alone will not do. To -> Ensure the connections are tight, you have to physically try to plug them in tighter.

Do not, of course know what laptop we are talking about here.
(And only presume we are talking about a laptop; and an Asus one at that, because of the problem heading)

The Video Cable plugs into the motherboard, either in an area under the Keyboard; or under the Switch Cover.
(It can also plug into the bottom edge of the motherboard)

Believe easiest way to start off here..........

The Switch Cover is a thin strip of plastic, above the Keyboard; and under the Display Assembly.
Usually has the Power On button in it, indicator LED lights; and speakers. (IF option)

Later designs of laptops did away with using a Switch Cover, and went to just having it as part of the Palm Rest Cover, itself.

Further designs of laptops, also have the Power On button in the side of a Hinge. Usually the Right one.

Moving on........

From the motherboard, the Video Cable then typically routes by the Left Hinge.
Then it goes up into the Display Assembly.

IF a screen Inverter is used, one small cable comes off the Video Cable; and connects to one side of the screen Inverter.
The rest of the Video Cable goes on to connect to the back of the LCD screen.

A screen Inverter is used for CCFL backlighting.
(Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)
GENERALLY, a screen Inverter is not used for LED backlighting.
(Light Emitting Diode)

If no screen Inverter is used, the Video Cable goes on to connect to the back of the LCD screen.
May be a small cable from it to the LED backlights.

From normal repeated opening, and closing of a laptop, the Video Cable may become pinched, and/or pulled on.
(Goes by the Left Hinge)
This can cause loose connections, as described above; and/or cause damage to the Video Cable.
(As described above)

If connections are found to be tight, then Video Cable is removed, and checked for Continuity.

A continuity test is performed with a multimeter, set to OHM's. (1K)
Each wire in the Video Cable is checked for continuity.

(In a continuity test, the multimeter sends electricity through the wire. Positive (Red) probe lead of multimeter to one end of wire, Negative (Black) probe lead to other end of wire.

It isn't the amount of the Resistance you are looking for, so much; it is JUST to see if you get a reading at all.
No reading on multimeter suggests there is a broken wire.

Also an assistant should be used, to gently wiggle the Video Cable; to see if you get an intermittent reading.
If so, this also suggests a broken wire.

You can take the Video Cable down to the nearest computer repair shop, and have the resident tech check it for a couple of bucks.
(If they do not know how to perform this simple test, GET OUTTA THERE. They are parts changers, and not tech's)

You may opt to simply replace the Video Cable.
Costs usually ranges from $4 to $12.
Have seen examples though, that may range $35.

That's about it for me until I have the model number.

NOT stating I can guide you step by step in these procedures, because it is an Asus.
Thank them for that. They do NOT like to release any info, such as a Service Manual, to the general public.

This antiquated type of thinking could run them out of business, IMHO.

HOWEVER, with your patience, and both of us conversing back, and forth in Comments; I have great expectations that I CAN guide you step by step.

'Ain't my first barbecue'

Post back in a Comment.


To add:
Some additional pictorial info that may help,

Asus Eee PC 1201n, and showing LCD screen side of Video Cable connection,

With the style below, the Keyboard, Palm Rest Cover, and a metal Static shield need to be removed; in order to access the motherboard connection, of the Video Cable,

Scroll down to the last photo.
At the Top/Left corner there is a Yellow Arrow, which points to the motherboard side connection, of the Video Cable.
(Of this particular style of laptop)

Video Cable example for Asus Eee PC 1215P,

Two views are shown of the same cable.

The wide White connector at Top, with the goldish Mylar plastic on it, is the LCD screen side connector.

The smaller Black connector shown at bottom plugs into the motherboard. The small Black wire with the eyelet terminal on it, connects to a Ground screw.

No screen Inverter is used with this model.
The laptop uses a series of LED's for a Backlight,

Apr 01, 2013 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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I have a asus x58l and it has a black screen. cant see anything

Don't know why I did that.

Asus Support. Those two words don't even belong in the same sentence. (Neither does Toshiba Support, or Acer Support)

Notice the large statement?


(In otherwords GOT MONEY?)

Rant over.


The problem will be;
1) Graphics chipset
2) Video Cable,
3) screen Inverter,
4) LCD screen

I'm betting it's the economical, and easy to replace - screen Inverter.

Laptop on, shine a bright flashlight at the LCD screen of the laptop; and shine at various angles.

See faint images?
Backlight is out, or screen Inverter is out.
90 percent of the time the fault is the screen Inverter.

Moving on........

A) Graphics chipset:
Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the laptop.
The VGA port is on the Back of the laptop.

This is a General example of a VGA port (Connector), and VGA Cable,

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

Hold the Fn key down, and at the SAME time; tap once on the F8 key.
The F8 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

(User Manual indicates not all laptops, may use the same Function keys.
Whatever Asus.
The Display Toggle-Over key has LCD on it, surrounded by a rectangular line. Has a small monitor icon to the right of it )

Display on external VGA monitor? No?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F8 key.

No display on external VGA monitor, indicates a problem with the graphics chipset.

Display ON external monitor, indicates a problem with the;
1) Video Cable,
2) screen Inverter,
3) LCD screen

Perform the 'flashlight test'. No faint images go on to the external VGA monitor test.

Post back in a Comment.
We'll go from there.


(There are NO service manuals available, to the public.
Thank Asus for that. To procede though can be done.

This will require a partial disassembly of the laptop, to include removing the Keyboard, and Palm Rest Cover.

Together we can accomplish this if needed.

May do something I never do, and that is because of no Service Manual available. May ask you to buy a replacement screen Inverter, and replace it.
Need other information above FIRST.

Average cost is around $25 to $30.
The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.

The screen Inverter is located behind the Display Bezel, and mounted to the bottom of the LCD screen assembly.

(Clip or a Philips head screw)

Average example,

Doesn't require removing Keyboard, and Palm Rest Cover.
DOES require removing all power. AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

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Try pressing in near the bottom of the screen near the battery, you should be able to make if flicker and come back to normal, even if you have to keep it pressed in. I have the exact same problem on my U31F.
It's 95% a loose connector inside the screen, or near the hinges.
I'm trying to figure out how to approach it myself, but will probably end up taking to asus for them to fiddle with.

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As the product is under a year old it should be covered under warranty. Get in touch with asus customer services before you let anyone attempt a repair as doing so may invalidate your warranty

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Remove the screen by taking the plastic cover around the screen off, the screws are hidden behind the small rubber bumpers. Once the plastic is off, there will be four screws holding the screen in place, remove those and the screen will pull forward, then you will see where the lcd ribbon connects to the screen. Disconnect it and set it to the side. Now you will need to remove the plastic piece at the top of the keyboard in order to get to where the ribbon connects to the board. You may need to remove the keyboard in order to remove this piece, and there may or may not be screws holding this piece in place. Pay close attention and go slowly, these should come apart rather easily unless there is a screw holding them.

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