ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#132268 - 08/11/05 02:29 PM Laptop Inverter
mvrandazzo Offline
Member
Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 110
Greetings All,
My 18 month old laptop is on the fritz. The screen intermitently dances and then goes haywire. I assume it is the LCD inverter board but I'm not 100% sure. If I send it in for repairs the cost would come close to buying a new one. I can't afford that right now. Is there a source where I can buy an inverter? It might be worth the chance.

Blessings.
Top
Tools for Electricians:
#132269 - 08/11/05 07:53 PM Re: Laptop Inverter
gfretwell Online   content


Member
Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9039
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
The problem with laptops is they have very few "off the shelf" parts in them. Even within the same family from the same company parts are not universally compatible.
Easter egging can be a very expensive gamble. I would try to prove what part is bad before you start shopping and even then it may not be worth the cost of the part.
_________________________
Greg Fretwell
Top
#132270 - 08/19/05 02:22 AM Re: Laptop Inverter
Trumpy Offline


Member
Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Mark,
Are you willing to get your hands dirty to save a bit of cash?.
I reckon that what you have is an intermittent connection on one of the connector strips (as in wires).
It sounds like it is out of warranty, so what do you have to lose?.
Get your multimeter and test each of the wires for continuity while shaking the laptop.
My guess would be either a bad wire link between the bottom part of the laptop and the screen or a "dry-joint" on one of the PCB's.
_________________________
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
Top
#132271 - 08/29/05 11:10 AM Re: Laptop Inverter
mvrandazzo Offline
Member
Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 110
Thanks Trumpy, That's definetly worth a try. As of now I am considering selling it for parts. The cable I can find on Ebay.

Blessings,
Mark
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 02/23/13
Posts: 204
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
1 registered (gfretwell), 40 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals