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Netbook monitor inop.

Had something strike my screen which left a blemish on the visual side of the top. After cleaning the surface of the screen with a cloth, the entire screen went black. Can the entire "top" of my computer be replaced or should I get a new computer?

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The entire top half of your computer does not need to be replaced if the problem is only with the lcd panel, because that can be replaced separately. I suggest you contact acer first if your netbook is still under warranty. If not, then you would be better off getting a new computer.

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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,

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=61


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

http://support.acer.com/us/en/acerpanam/netbook/0000/Acer/AspireOneAOA150/AspireOneAOA150nv.shtml

Specifications:

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,

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/netbook/0000/Acer/AspireOneAOA150/AspireOneAOA150ul.shtml

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),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_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.
No?
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,

http://www.pdfusermanual.com/acer-aspire-one-aoa150-1570-disassembly-pdf-user-manual.html


[ 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.

http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/images/F21136828.jpg

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.
(Stretched/Broken)

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.

http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/Acer/ASPIRE~ONE~ZG5/

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.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-screen-from-acer-aspire-one-netbook/

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.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[ 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,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245


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 ]



Oct 25, 2012 | Acer Aspire One AOA150-1949 Laptop

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Dropped my laptop now 1 half of my screen is white and the other half is fine


Hardware damage

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the netbook.
The VGA port is on the Left Rear side.

This is an example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector,

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

Scroll down a little for the VGA Cable example.
NOTE* Color does Not matter. Usually it is Blue. Can be Black or White in color.

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 of monitor allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default the display should show on the external monitor.

However there are at LEAST 3 display options available;

A) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
B) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
C) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key, (Bottom left corner of Keyboard), and at the SAME time tap once on the F4 key.
(The F4 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)

No display on external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F4 key.

Display good on the external monitor? Fine. Your graphics chipset is good. Problem lays within the Display Assembly, (LCD screen, Display Cover, etc), or the Video Cable.

Also posted in case you do not repair the netbook, or repair is set for a later date. This way you can at least use the netbook at home.

Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

Video Cable:
The video cable attaches to the motherboard, in the upper left area near the left Hinge.
It then leads under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.

(LCD screen/ Display Cover, Display Bezel, etc. is the Display Assembly)

From there it connects to the back of the LCD screen.
(The Mini 110-3135dx has LED backlighting, and does not use a screen Inverter )

Just due to normal opening, and closing of the laptop, the Display Panel Cable, (HP for Video Cable), can be pulled on.

This means the connection of the Display Panel Cable, at the motherboard side could have been pulled loose, or at the LCD screen side.

It can also damage the tiny wires inside the Display Panel Cable.

From your description, it sounds like the Display Assembly was open, when it landed.
Display Panel Cable connections should be PHYSICALLY, plugged in to ensure the connections are tight.

A visual examination will NOT do.
Connection on the motherboard side AND -> LCD screen side.

If there is visual signs of damage to the Display Panel cable's sheath, also suspect damage to the tiny wires inside the Display Panel Cable. (Stretched/Broken)

Check the connections first. You can leave the laptop partially disassembled, and check, before putting it back together.

If physically checking, by trying to plug the two connections of the cable in, does no good, you have to suspect if the Display Panel Cable may be damaged.

A continuity check with a multimeter set to OHMs, and checking each wire in the cable, is the next step of the diagnosis.
You can take the cable down to the nearest 'Mom and Pop' computer store, and have the tech check it for a few dollars.

Or due to the price of a replacement you may just wish to replace, and see if that was the problem.

The HP part number is HP 607755-001.

HOWEVER, this is supposed to be for a kit that contains 3 cables.
1) LCD Cable (Display Panel Cable)
2) Webcam Cable
3) Power Cable.

[ Power Cable:
The DC Power Jack is the jack on the laptop, that you plug the AC adapter ( Charger ), into.
The DC Power Jack is NOT soldered to the motherboard, with this model.

Instead it is soldered to a cable of wires, and the wires end in a plug.
The plug is unplugged from the motherboard, and the entire assembly is replaced as a unit. (It's a Power Jack Harness, really)

DC Power Jacks get broken. This one will be easy to replace ]

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/LCD-video-Cable-for-HP-Mini-110-110-1000-110-1100-Laptop-LCD-Cable-6017B0207601-6017B0232102/908032_556440323.html

Check the part number on your Display Panel Cable, and see if it matches up to the one you are going to buy, is the best method however.

Display Panel Cable checks out OK, or you have replaced it, and it doesn't solve the problem, the problem is the LCD screen.

Again, in my searching of the LCD screen replacements, I found they all use LED lighting for your model. (Mini 110-3135dx)
LED backlighting as a rule now, does Not use a screen Inverter.

Could I be wrong, and your laptop does indeed have a screen Inverter?
Only you will know once you open the Display Assembly, and check the Display Panel Cable connection at the back of the LCD screen.

If a screen Inverter is used it will be in the Display Assembly.
A screen Inverter could easily have been damaged in a fall, and a bad screen Inverter COULD show the results you stated.
I say -> COULD.

I believe the Display Panel Cable connection may be loose at the motherboard side, and/or LCD screen side, or it may be damaged.
If not I believe the LCD screen is the problem.

To check the Display Panel Cable on the motherboard side, for this model, you have to remove the Top Cover. (HP for Palm Rest Cover)
This means the Static sensitive hardware components for the laptop, will be exposed.

This means you NEED to wear an ESD wrist strap, once the Top Cover is removed.
BEST method however is to just put it on BEFORE starting to disassemble. This way you do not forget, and have a Static shocked laptop, that is only going to be good enough for a DOORSTOP.

One example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

The alligator clip needs to be connected to a good ground source.
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 you're working on, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)

Pictorial guide that may help. Allows you to see someone working on an HP Mini,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-keyboard-in-hp-mini-1033cl-notebook/

Service Manual from HP Support (Free),

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4307901&


In the list click on -
HP Mini 110 and Compaq Mini CQ10 - Maintenance and Service Guide

[ Note*
On page 65 it shows the Wireless LAN cables.
Number 6 states,
"Disconnect the display panel cable from the motherboard"
It is actually referring to the Figure on the next page. Page 66.
And Number 1 ]


For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 23, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP Mini-Notebook...

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Display problem


Sounds like the LCD has some damaged crystals in it. Try connecting the netbook to an external pc monitor using a VGA cable. Hold the Fn key and hit the F8 or F7 key until the display shows on the external monitor. This will determine if it's a driver/settings or display issue. If the display is fine on the external monitor, the LCD display on the netbook is the problem. Good luck!

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How do i turn my screen back the right way


How to Rotate a Computer Screen 90 Degrees

Perhaps you built your own monitor, and the screen is displaying at the wrong angle now that it's all set up. Maybe you installed a new graphics card or driver, and it appears something has gone horribly wrong. It's possible you're just being creative, and think it would be cool to lay your monitor on its side and still be able to use the computer. Or, most likely, your cat or kids pressed some mysterious key combination which rotated your screen for you, and you can't get it back. Don't worry; getting your screen to rotate 90 degrees is easier than you think.



1 Identify in which direction your screen needs to be rotated. There are four shortcut key combinations, and each will rotate your screen so that the top of the screen is at the top, bottom, left or right side of your monitor; you need to know which combination to choose. Say you are you trying to correct a mistake, and put the top of your screen back where it belongs--at the top of the monitor. Or you are trying to rotate your screen because you are using your monitor differently than most people do, and want the top of the screen to be at the left or right side of the monitor, or even upside-down.


2 Hold down "Ctrl + Alt" and the "up" arrow key if you want to return the top of your screen to the top of the monitor. "Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow" will rotate your screen so that the top of the display is on the left side of your monitor, and using the Right Arrow will put it at the right side. The Down Arrow will turn your screen upside down if your monitor is right side up. Make sure you hold all three keys down long enough; the screen may go back for a moment as the screen is rotated.


3 Open your "Control Panel" if nothing is happening, and see if there is an option to "Enable Screen Rotation" under your Display options. If not, you may not be able to rotate your screen. This is especially common with older computers, as they have older graphics cards or integrated video If you have a newer computer, you may need to have the graphics drivers updated in order for the shortcut to work.


Tips & Warnings

If pets or children accidentally rotated your screen, consider finding a way to better protect your keyboard not just from accidental keystrokes, but from pet hair and kids' spills. A keyboard cover might be in order.

Dec 02, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite C655-S5068 Notebook

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My screen is on sideways and i cant put it back the right way


How to Rotate a Computer Screen 90 Degrees

Perhaps you built your own monitor, and the screen is displaying at the wrong angle now that it's all set up. Maybe you installed a new graphics card or driver, and it appears something has gone horribly wrong. It's possible you're just being creative, and think it would be cool to lay your monitor on its side and still be able to use the computer. Or, most likely, your cat or kids pressed some mysterious key combination which rotated your screen for you, and you can't get it back. Don't worry; getting your screen to rotate 90 degrees is easier than you think.



1 Identify in which direction your screen needs to be rotated. There are four shortcut key combinations, and each will rotate your screen so that the top of the screen is at the top, bottom, left or right side of your monitor; you need to know which combination to choose. Say you are you trying to correct a mistake, and put the top of your screen back where it belongs--at the top of the monitor. Or you are trying to rotate your screen because you are using your monitor differently than most people do, and want the top of the screen to be at the left or right side of the monitor, or even upside-down.


2 Hold down "Ctrl + Alt" and the "up" arrow key if you want to return the top of your screen to the top of the monitor. "Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow" will rotate your screen so that the top of the display is on the left side of your monitor, and using the Right Arrow will put it at the right side. The Down Arrow will turn your screen upside down if your monitor is right side up. Make sure you hold all three keys down long enough; the screen may go back for a moment as the screen is rotated.


3 Open your "Control Panel" if nothing is happening, and see if there is an option to "Enable Screen Rotation" under your Display options. If not, you may not be able to rotate your screen. This is especially common with older computers, as they have older graphics cards or integrated video If you have a newer computer, you may need to have the graphics drivers updated in order for the shortcut to work.


Tips & Warnings

If pets or children accidentally rotated your screen, consider finding a way to better protect your keyboard not just from accidental keystrokes, but from pet hair and kids' spills. A keyboard cover might be in order.

Dec 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a gateway netbook and the screen turns white after startup. What can I do to fix it?


Sure wish I knew the exact Model Number of this netbook. It's on the bottom in a white Service Tag, or sticker.

All I can give you is generic information.

On the back of the netbook, or on one of the sides, is a VGA connector. (Perhaps even the front)

This is a basic example of a VGA cable, and a VGA connector, (To the right is the connector),

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


Netbook OFF, monitor OFF, connect the VGA cable of the monitor to the VGA connector on the netbook.

You can use a CRT monitor that looks like a small TV, or an LCD flat screen monitor that has a VGA cable.

Turn the monitor on. IF it is a CRT monitor give it a few minutes to 'warm up'.
Turn the netbook on.

IF the display does not automatically come up on the external monitor, (The VGA monitor), press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the Display toggle-over key.

Again generic information;
The Fn key is usually located on the Keyboard near the CTRL key to the left.
I have no idea where your Display toggle-over key is.

This key will be one of the Function keys at the top of the keyboard. Either F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, and so on.

There should be a monitor symbol on this particular key. Will look like an empty rectangle with rounded corners. Supposed to represent a monitor. There may be an arrow to one side of it.

The arrow represents the display moving over.

Different laptops, (netbooks), have different options.
Usual is;
1) Just the internal monitor of the laptop
2) Internal monitor of the laptop, AND the external monitor
3) External monitor Only.

Do to there being more than one option, you may have to tap the Display toggle-over key more than once.

A) White screen also shows on external VGA monitor?
You have a bad graphics chipset.

For most laptops, and I'm betting with this netbook, the graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard. This is Integrated Graphics.

Another term for Integrated Graphics is OnBoard Graphics.
ON the motherBOARD.

This would mean replacing the motherboard.

(IF the netbook does indeed have a graphics card, the card could be replaced, and not the motherboard)


B) Display on external VGA monitor is okay?
There is a problem with the Display Assembly.

Essentially, the entire upper half of the netbook, is the Display Assembly.

1) Display Cover: The plastic top cover of the netbook.
2) LCD screen
3) Display Bezel: The thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen. Resembles a picture frame
4) Inverter (Screen Inverter)
5) Webcam (IF installed)
6) Brackets which hold the LCD screen to the Display Cover, LCD screen frame, Hinges, various screws, and so on.

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

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

This example is just to show you where one type of Backlight is located, and what an average Backlight looks like,

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

With a LOT of laptops, and probably this netbook, the general repair method for replacing a Backlight is to replace the LCD screen.

An LCD screen is composed of layers. These layers are held in place by the Display Frame. A thin metal frame which surrounds the outside edges of the LCD screen layers. Also resembles a picture frame.

As you can see from the above link, the Backlight is accessed by removing the Display Frame on one side, or all together. This allows the LCD screen layers to move around. They MUST be kept, or put back in the exact location they were in, as set by the factory.

This is why the general repair method is to replace the LCD screen, for those who do not possess the technical skill of replacing, OR the manufacturer does not offer just the Backlight bulb.
{LCD screen = $$$$$. Backlight bulb is usually around $15 to $30}

2) Inverter:
An Inverter converts the electricity from the laptop for the Backlight.
In 90 PERCENT of Display Assembly problems, the fault is the Inverter.

OR, it may just be a loose Video Cable, or Inverter Cable.
The connections may be loose.

This requires partially disassembling the netbook, down to the connection of the Video Cable TO the motherboard, to see if this connection is tight, and may also require disassembling the Display Assembly partway, to see if the connection of the Video Cable TO the LCD screen is tight.

{You cannot just eyeball the connections. They need to be physically checked to see if they are plugged in tightly}

Requires partial disassembly of the Display Assembly, to see if the connection TO the Inverter is tight, and FROM the Inverter to the Backlight is tight.

Connections prove to be tight, visually inspect the sheath of the Video Cable for obvious signs of damage. If the sheath is damaged, there is a good chance that one of the thin tiny wires inside it has become stretched, and is broken.

Obvious signs of damage, or not, I would suggest removing the Video Cable, and with a multimeter set to Ohms,(1K) check the continuity of the individual wires in the Video Cable.

Be sure the problem is not the Video Cable.

Video Cable proves to be good, replace the Inverter.

(Replacing an Inverter is a simple task, and the cost of the Inverter is economical enough to warrant this type of procedure, IMHO)

Still no satisfaction? Replace the LCD screen.

Post the Model Number in a Comment, and I'll make this solution more custom to THE netbook you have.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I recently updated this netbook using the Windows 7 upgrade and went through the entire tech support call with Microsoft regarding accurate procedures to upgrade from xp to Windows 7. The netbook worked...


To let you know one FACT....
MS tech support is JUNK....
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Solution
Get an external monitor and fix that to the monitor port (watch this video)

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A small spot is printing out repeatedly on all my printing, looks like a blemish on the drum. What do I do? (HL-2140)


If there is a blemish or imperfection on the surface of the drum there is very little you can do to resolve this problem "spot" on the page. This is becuase the surface of the drum is covered in a very sensitive organic photo compound.
When the laser hits this surface it effectively reduces a voltage which should attract the toner to it. Becuase the surface of this film is damaged the laser will have no effect on it and hence the toner will be attracted to it every time you print something.
The only solution is to replace the drum I,m afraid.


Feb 18, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Sounds like your TV has a PIP (picture in picture) that allows your AVI (audio visual input) to be viewed simultaneously with your cable input. Check the manual for the correct buttons, but the one you're looking for says either PIP or AVI or something along those lines. Hope this helps

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