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Gateway 7330GZ PC Notebook screen going off and on

How do I get to screen cable, I have taken all the screws out of the back but the two parts will not come apart. Are there clips inside that I have to compress ???

I'm EE tech. for over 20 years
experience and this is driving crazy.
If this was not my wife's I would buy a new one.

Thanks CN

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  • tjwatson59 Oct 28, 2008

    I have been building up the courage to take my son's apart to replace the video cable. It runs from the motherboard - up through the right side hinge and across the bottom of the screen inside the bezel. The part can be found online ( I found it on e-bay ) it is a ribbon cable with two 90 degree bends. I think almost everyone with this model is having this issue.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    screen just goes black in certain positions -seems it is just bad contact

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Ya, my 7330GZ has been having this problem. I did end up taking the screen apart.

Removing the little black nubs around the screen allow you to remove the screws, then you just use a flat headed screw driver to unclip around the edges (some can be stubborn, especially along the bottom).

The screen is glued to the casing along the top and bottom, so you have to gently separate the two.

After you have it opened up the screen has 3-4 screws along the left and right side (the right side is a pain to unscrew since the wireless antenna casing runs right along it).

Once you remove those screws you can take the screen out and get access to the ribbon cable running along the back.

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