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Intermittent display problem

Displays sometimes especially after putting all d screws

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If when closing you have intermittent display, then chances are:
1. cold solder or loose connection;
2. part of the PCB is grounding or touching something;
3. misalignment of board causing #1;

It is a physical/mounting problem and not electrical in nature. Sometimes it help putting some sort of adhesive to the back of the board to keep it in place when closing.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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There's a small plunger just beyond the keyboard which switches the screen off when you close the laptop, this could be sticking. Failing that check the screen cables are secure, reseat the screen

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