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Laptop Screen Broken. Inverter or Screen?

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  1. headless

    headless Thread Starter

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    My laptop screen has just broken.
    I have attached a picture of it.
    Will this be a inverter or a screen problem/replacement needed?
     

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  2. SUEOHIO

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    If the screen is truly broken with cracks in it i would replace the whole screen.I couldnt see much from the picture if it was cracked or not.
     
  3. headless

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    Screen not cracked.
     
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    Or been hit or leant on. Nothing.
     
  5. buffoon

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    If you take laptop to a dark corner (no reflection from anywhere) and shine a flashlight across the surface (i.e. the beam starting at one edge of the display and ending at the other), can you see any image however faint?
     
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    I can't tell from the photo if the patterns on the screen are appearing on-screen, or are reflections from an external light source. A bad inverter results in a backlight that won't light up so the screen looks black. If the pattern in the photo is actually displayed by the monitor, then I would say that either the logic board on the panel is bad, or the on-board video. If you hook up an external monitor and the display is OK, you've eliminated the video chip as the source of the problem.
     
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