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    Laptop computer repair question

    Anyone in the Ames area repair laptop computers? My laptop will power up but the screen after a few seconds goes dark.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    Anyone in the Ames area repair laptop computers? My laptop will power up but the screen after a few seconds goes dark.
    probably the backlight. you can buy those off ebay.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    I talked to a few people who said to take the battery off the laptop as bad batteries have been known to screw up stuff too



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    i had a sony vaio a couple years ago, and it ended up being the backlight. i heard about the battery thing, changed the battery, but it didn't help.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    How do you get in to check this backlight?



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    well you have to take the whole screen apart to replace the backlight. It is not as easy as other repairs you may not feel comfortable doing it yourself.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    well you have to take the whole screen apart to replace the backlight. It is not as easy as other repairs you may not feel comfortable doing it yourself.
    Where is the backlight located once I open this laptop up? Toward the middle of the screen?



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    I should of been more specific.

    You first take apart the case that holds the LCD in the notebook. You then remove the LCD from the notebook. Then you take apart the frame that goes around the screen. There are screws and tape holding this together. There should be a area that says DO NOT TOUCH under that is the back light, usually at the bottom, sometimes screens have 2 of them so there could be a side one and a bottom one.

    Replacing the backlight is by far the hardest repair to do on a laptop imho. Just so you know it could be the inverter which gives power to the backlight which when you take apart the case that holds the lcd is located below the screen not in it. This is very easy to replace.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Good info cytech, I'll give it a shot on my lunch break.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    Good info cytech, I'll give it a shot on my lunch break.
    This will take you more time than that if you have never taken a laptop apart before.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    This will take you more time than that if you have never taken a laptop apart before.
    You don't know how long my lunchbreak is either.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    You don't know how long my lunchbreak is either.
    find a good online guide on how to replace the screen in your brand of laptop it will help you out alot.

    Once you find a guide to take the screen out of your specific notebook here is a guide for getting to the backlight.

    http://www.laptoprepair101.com/lapto...ght-ccfl-lamp/


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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    This will take you more time than that if you have never taken a laptop apart before.
    First time I took a laptop apart to fix a screen issue took me like 4 hours start to finish, lol. Although, that probably wasn't straight 4 hours of labor, but a lot of it was.

    I just did one last week actually on a Dell and I can do it in about an hour.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    First time I took a laptop apart to fix a screen issue took me like 4 hours start to finish, lol. Although, that probably wasn't straight 4 hours of labor, but a lot of it was.

    I just did one last week actually on a Dell and I can do it in about an hour.
    That is about how long it takes me on a system I am familiar with. I really don't care for replacing the backlights. I think it is because of my lack of experience taking the actual screens apart.



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    Re: Laptop computer repair question

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    That is about how long it takes me on a system I am familiar with. I really don't care for replacing the backlights. I think it is because of my lack of experience taking the actual screens apart.
    I don't care for it either.



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