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Fairly easy operation and is standard accross laptops for years.

Get yourself some microdrive screwdrivers
This is all slow and steady..if you get annoyed or frustrated at any stage, walk away for a few minutes and take a breath.

  • Carefully remove the rubber stoppers at the top and bottom of the screen and put aside (you need these to go back in later)
  • Remove the screws and set aside (get a magnet to hold onto them if you can..they have a tendancy to run away)
  • Very gently starting at the middle bottom, lift the bezel up and out slightly. You will hear it pop as it releases.
  • Move around and do one side, then the other side leaving the top intact.
  • When you have the 3 sides free, start along the top. You will have to slide the lid catches out of the way to pop it near those sections and is why it is left until last.
  • After you have the bezel removed, you will be able to see the inverter at the bottom (sometimes on the side)
  • Remove the plugs from both ends being careful not to break any of the connectors, and install the new inverter
Test the laptop before you put it all back together.
Hope that helps =)

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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I bought a used motherboard from ebay.After a month it turned black screen again so can u help me


So you replaced the motherboard.
Well the systems are like laptops so you need to check LCD cable inverter and the LCD screen.
eres one that had a motherboard problem but the screen seems ok.GATEWAY ZX4300 01E ALL IN ONE AS IS FOR PARTS <<< i buy part as is when it system don't power up because its not screen related.

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check if the system is compatible.

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No backlight


A) Replacement LCD screen backlight could be bad.
Happens. Sometimes you get a bad part. (Bad LCD screen assembly, in this case)

LCD screen may not be the correct one.

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2008/GodzillaFX/2528410R/2528410Rsp2.shtml

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2008/Godzilla/2528407R/2528407Rmv.shtml

A screen Inverter, and an LCD screen; are a MATCHED unit.

B) Screen Inverter:
May be bad, or the Wrong one

C) You may not have the screen Inverter, connected correctly to the Backlight.
Connections aren't tight.

D) The Display Cable TO LCD screen connection may not be tight, or correctly connected.

I know the display shows graphics, but a poor connection of Display Cable to LCD screen, can make the Backlight dim out.

I'm betting it is a poor connection, or the wrong screen Inverter, or wrong LCD screen.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(Be shame to kick that laptop to the curb. Nice laptop)

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I have a gateway m285-e tablet pc. I turned my computer off then 2 days later when I turned it on it appears to have a dead screen. I tried connecting an external monitor and switching to it via FN+F4...


Yup that is the Screen's back light inverter or CCFL(the actual light).
Here is sites which well the inverter for your model: (this is the cheapest I found in a short time but keep looking)
http://www.pelltechnology.com/Gateway/Laptop/Gateway-M200-Series-Notebook-M285-E-SB-Convertible/Gateway-M285-E-SB-Convertible-Notebook-Backlight-Power-Inverter-P4513.asp


Here is a video that might help ya:
Just pay attention to the dismantling not the screen replacing, once you open up the screen its pretty self explanatory how to replace it.
If you have anymore questions comment or send me a msg.

Hope this help, If it does then please, remember to leave Feedback/Testimonials.

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Coil Part Number for Gateway MT3707 Inverter Board


Hi

Thnak you for your query

You will have to replace the WHOLE inverter board, not just part of it

The inverter is responsible for taking 12V supply and converting the power to a higher volatage to allow the screen to light up

I would suggest that you book the laptop into a reputable PC shop to complete the repair

If this has been useful please leave postive feedback/vote/testimonial - Thank You Again

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Replacing laptop monitor. The new monitor


If it was not the right kind of LCD it may have blown the inverter (where the LCD connects and the cable going to the motherboard). You should order parts only from an authorized Gateway part reseller as advertised on the Gateway website. I have included a link to one such place below, where you can purchase a new inverter board and LCD screen if needed.

http://www.mundocorp.com/gateway-laptop-parts/m1628.html

Good Luck,

NOLA Tec

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Your Backlight bulb has burned out, or the Inverter for it.
1.General information on replacing a Backlight lamp,
(Bulb)
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/
2.General information on replacing an Inverter,
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/category/replacing-screen-inverter/

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I'm betting that you need a new "Inverter" board, especially if it's a Gateway 450ROG.
There is an inverter that Gateway used in several models that has a known defect.
Inverters are relatively inexpensive ,and easy to replace. You could ven do it yourself if you have a little skill at disassembly / re-assembly. Tell me the model number of your laptop and I can help you more

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Sounds like either the Backlight or the LCD inverter is bad, if you hear a high pitched whine it is the inverter, if it is just dark it is more than likely the LCD, check out ebay for a replacement...

Hope this helps.

David

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Gateway inverter board replacment


Hi,
The inverter board is the circuit board inside the screen, with all the capacitators etc that controls the backlight. It looks like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GateWay-7322-7330-7340-7410-Inverter-83-120082-3000_W0QQitemZ290289050786QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090114?IMSfp=TL090114125004r29293

You can just google 'changing inverter board gateway' and see if you can find the closest guide to your model..
I found this one 4th on the list..
http://www.pcgeekdom.com/2006/02/replacing-laptops-lcd-backlight.html

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http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/01/31/replace-screen-inverter-fix-backlight/comment-page-7/

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