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Dell Latitude Monitor Problem.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PCMan78, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. PCMan78

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    I have a question. I just purchased an LCD screen for my Dell CPi laptop. It came with the whole casing and internal inverter. The size of the screen was the same and it also said CPi on the outside. The only problem is that my laptop will not boot whenver I hit the power button. The battery indicator light on the laptop just blinks red. I opened the LCD and saw that the LCD inverter was different that mine (it mounts underneath the LCD screen. Mine mounts on the side). I put mine back on and it fired up with no problem. I believe it may be some power compatibility issue with the laptop screen.

    Also, I will tell you what is wrong with my LCD. Maybe one of you could have a solution. The screen is missing vertically about 1/4 of the way to the right (1/4 of the screen is vertically black). I have tried moving, replugging the flex wires, checking for loose connections every, and tapping on the outside.
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi PCMan78

    If the computer won't boot with the new screen then either its bad or the wrong display for your computer. Make sure that you have a CPi laptop and not a CPiA laptop. They look alike but use different parts. The replacement screen you want should have the inverter in the same place as the one you have.


    It does sound like you have a bad LCD display. Have you hooked up an external monitor in the back to see if it shows the video correctly?
     
  3. PCMan78

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    Hey. I believe it is probably a wrong display. The inverter is behind the screen and the casing that the LCD fits in is actually thicker too. I just hooked the laptop up to an external CRT and it works fine.
     
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