Question about Sharp Actius GP20 (PC-GP20) PC Notebook

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Screen has gone out, have one that works, how much trouble to switch the screens??

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2010

    Thanks, but the one with good screen has a bad on/off button.

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Normally, this is just a matter of unplugging the battery, removing any small rubber covers on the screen bezel to reveal the screws beneath, unscrewing them and unsnapping the bezel off the lid (carefully). You need to have a good look to see if there are any other screws as sometimes it is necessary to remove the switch panel to get to the bezel bottom.

After this, release the screen retaining screws and let the screen hinge forward, undo the very small screen bracket screws at the side of the screen (4-5 each side), then unplug the multipin cable from the screen and the pink/ white or bluw / white inverter lead. Re-assemmble and test

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Quite a lot of work, actually...and tedious.

If you have a similar machine with a screen that works, you may be better off just switching the hard drive to that machine.

Hope that's helpful.

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  • graeme ian hunter Dec 31, 2010

    Depends on whether they have a spare whole laptop. Even for a beginner, with care the whole thing should take no more than 30 minutes

  • Elaine Albertson
    Elaine Albertson Dec 31, 2010

    Maybe 30 minutes...

    Considering his reply about the bad on/off button, though, switching screens (assuming they are identical) is practical, Graeme_Ian_H gave a good overview.

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