laptop monitor is fucked

Discussion in 'Waffle' started by rysk, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,234
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Herts, UK
    if i close and open the lid, i'll see the display for a matter of seconds before the screen appears to go blank. I can just about make out an image if i hold a bright light to the display. Suggestions?
     
  2. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,800
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Room 2 @ Fabric
    Inverter board is fucked most probably. Its what powers the backlight.

    What make and model of laptop?
     
  3. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    what you need to do is get one of these...
















































    [​IMG]
     
  4. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2003
    Messages:
    18,694
    Likes Received:
    1,928
    Location:
    Watford
    Might have to VGA it up
     
  5. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,234
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Herts, UK
    acer aspire 5734z

    ---------- Post added at 21:37 ---------- Previous post was at 21:36 ----------

    that's what i'm doing atm

    ---------- Post added at 21:38 ---------- Previous post was at 21:37 ----------

    not a chance in hell.
     
  6. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,800
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Room 2 @ Fabric
    If you take the front panel off your screen you'll be left with the screen and the fixtures holding it to the lid, you should see a little circuit board probably below the screen. Thats the inverter board, check for any signs of damage (burns are a dead giveaway), have a look online for a replacement inverter board, theyre dirt cheap, so even if it isnt that (which im sure it is right now) you got one just in case.

    Highly unlikely the backlight or screen itself is dead, my money is on the inverter board.


    The inverter board will look like this

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Aspi...ultDomain_0&hash=item336d54e0f2#ht_1625wt_952

    (btw dont pay that for it, look for more around the £15-20 mark).
     
  7. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,234
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Herts, UK
    had a look and can seem to find one for every model acer except mine.
     
  8. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    you don't know what you're missing out on...
     
  9. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,234
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Herts, UK
    over-priced, over-hyped hardware and sub-standard software?...


















    ...nah
     
  10. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    ...and what is your laptop? quality? lol if my screen breaks i take it to the apple store in town and it gets fixed by a genius. a real life friggin genius. i dont have to wank about on ebay for ages looking for third party replacements for anything... and try saying (for example) that Logic Pro is sub standard software...
     
  11. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    4,925
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    The Northernmost Point of Kent, UK
    Hope it breaks so you can't post any more dribble x x
     
    Joey AdhD likes this.
  12. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,800
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Room 2 @ Fabric





    Tried to find all the scenes with the genius bar in from that episode but none such exists :(
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2015
  13. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    no chance, one of these buntymen will sort it out if anything goes wrong! :lol:
    [​IMG]

    but yeah. i take the hint. i'll stop the hating on all you winfags. :teeth:
     
  14. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,634
    Likes Received:
    711
    Hope your hands fall off
     
  15. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    same as above. an apple store genius will fix me. or at the very least, give me store credit.
     
  16. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,634
    Likes Received:
    711
    Not you, ahmed
     
  17. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,234
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Herts, UK
    aaaw gee thanks.


    anyway, it appears to have sorted itself out now, guessing it was a pinched cable or something.
     
  18. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    ...sadly.
     
  19. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,800
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Room 2 @ Fabric
    Jealous because PC's can fix themselves instead of having to take it to a "genius?".
     
  20. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    jealous about my extended AppleCare package?