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LCD replacement Hi - my draughter has a Compac M2000 with the screen black. There is a very very dim image visiable - l think it's a replacement job though. l did buy a Ebay screen [ not arrived yet ] total top lid.... Can you tell me How difficult it is to do the replement, and can you give me some pointers so l don't wreck the whole thing ...... most apprechiated Hans

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  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    My monitor is extremely dim, almost black. I have read the .pdf troubleshooting manual and narrowed down the problem (by completely dissassembling the unit) to either the monitor or the motherboard. Which is cheapest to try replacing first and where can I get it?

  • semperfied Sep 15, 2008

    My monitor is extremely dim, almost black. I have read the .pdf troubleshooting manual and narrowed down the problem (by completely dissassembling the unit) to either the monitor or the motherboard. Which is cheapest to try replacing first and where can I get it?

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I've done few myself its not that hard really you jsut have to have the confidence to pull bits and expect the odd loud sound to be made when u take the lid apart.

The screen will have a ribbon connector which jsut plugs directly into the motherboard and a (usually black) power connector as long as you notice where the old one plugged into you will be fine.

A few pointers when dissassembling the machine , make sure you take out all the screws even those hidden ones that mybe in the battery compartment or hiding under stickers, make sure you work on a flat surface away from carpet and static electricty , before you touch the insides of the computer discharge any static build up you have by touching metal and when replacing the screen be sure to tuck in the wires so they fit snug in the case so they dont get snagged when you shut the lid.

There are no real secrets really just use common sense and take it slow

Goodluck

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