A light and small computer system developed for mobile use, a laptop contains the basic components of a desktop computer. It is powered by a rechargeable battery and users can attach various accessories to the computer like a mouse and an external hard drive because it has several USB ports. The usual thickness of the device ranges between 0.7 to 1.5 inches. One of the common problems experienced by users is a malfunctioning or damaged monitor. To solve such problem, it is important to know how to repair a laptop monitor easily.
Solving Minor Problem
If you turn your laptop on and you cannot see anything on the screen, the first thing to do is to check the display brightness. Read the manual of you computer and look at the uses of the F keys. Follow the keys corresponding to the monitor display.
If you already adjusted the display and the problem still exists, restart your computer. Try to jiggle the laptop, if the monitor flickers, then the problem lies with the power button of the computer. If this is not the cause, the next thing to do is to connect the laptop to an external monitor. If you see images on the external monitor, then the hardware of your laptop is malfunctioning. Bring your computer to the service center to find the real cause of the problem.
Repairing a Dead Laptop Monitor
If you want to repair a dead laptop monitor, the first thing to do is to unplug it and remove the rechargeable battery. Get a pocketknife and use this to remove the screws on the screen enclosure. Remove the enclosure carefully from the computer. Remove the screws holding the LCD screen. Gently place the screen on the keyboard. Do not disrupt video cables attached to the screen.
Remove the tape or the clip that attaches the video connector to the video cable. Remove the other tape that connects the screen of the computer to the video cable. Separate the inverter from the inverter plug. Remove the damaged or the malfunctioning LCD screen carefully. Replace it with a new screen. Attach the video card to the inverter and tape the video cable to the screen. Press the screen gently to the back bezel and secure the parts with the screws that you have removed. Replace the screen enclosure. After replacing a new LCD screen, re-plug in the laptop. The problem should be fixed by now.