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Hp g60-230us: Motherboard, screen, or other? Turned working laptop off, put in padded bag, drove 3hrs, no trauma, plugged p.s. in and turned on, screen had strange blotchy look then displayed left 1/2 blue, thin vertical grey line, and the right was black after warming up. Drove home, no screen activity, video does drive external monitor. Number keys not working, and can't enable num lock. Using right now with external monitor. Not in a position to replace laptop, or "hang" parts until I find the problem, would like to move forward with confidence that buying one part will fix it.

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HI there,

I'm a pro laptop repair/rebuild tech. I do not believe the numbers lock and screen are related excepting that the screen plugin on the board affected a curcuit when the screen failed, which is exactly what your problem is. I would replace the screen and the inverter (directly under the screen behind the bezel at bottom) and you should be good to go.

Best Regards,


Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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  • nonspam976 Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks Marcus, I like the screen as the culprit, took it apart to pull actual part numbers. $150 should cover both pieces and shipping; ordering tomorrow.


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    Marcus Sep 13, 2010

    You're most welcome!

  • nonspam976 Sep 20, 2010

    Situation update: Inverter came a few days ago, screen just arrived. Hooked new components up, all systems are go. Check some images I edited with a less desirable screen (2-3 minutes). I'm happy as a kid on Christmas morning. Turn everything off, and assemble it propperly, screws in place covers on, fire it up...VERTICLE LINES! I could cry :( What is happening here? Someone please help, I'm so frustrated, I wish I was in a position to throw money at the problem.

    I pulled the battery and power to put it back together. What does it indicate that on power up something was going on in the background and required 5-10 minutes of the hard drive doing busy work before I could observe anything on the external montitor?

  • nonspam976 Sep 20, 2010

    Oh, for the record I think your advice was sound, there must be other issues here.



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