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replacement screen, help.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrtea, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. mrtea

    mrtea Bit Poster

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    im in a bit of a pickle.
    other week i managed to drop my four week old sony viao and then drop a cup of tea on top of the screen!

    while it was still working, i had a few stains within the screen and a 3" panal of dark screen.

    so i splash cash on a replacement screen. after replacing the screen i switch on and hear a little noise like an electric spark and the screen never shows any sign of life. after inspection i realise i didnt have the bottom connection in properly. after fixing this it still didnt work. so i put my old one back in and now this is completely dead as well!

    have i damaged something else? could a loose connection have blown something? what next?

    obviously im not too hot with hardware.

    cheers for any advise.
     
  2. wagnerk
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    You may have... What kind of warranty did you go for when you purchased the laptop?

    -ken
     
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  3. mrtea

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    bought it from littlewoods direct with no extra cover. cant find much info on littlewoods policy but guess its only 12 months sony warranty.
     
  4. Theprof

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    You could of short curcuited something... the best thing to do is to have it checked out by the sony repair shop.
     
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  5. mrtea

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    just called littlewoods and they just gave me sony helpline.

    im guessing they will charge me more than the laptop is worth to repair.
     
  6. dazza786

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    the problem you have here is with accidental damage.. shame you didnt have any sort of insurance

    you've most likely blown your fl inverter (80%)
    try to get somebody to test the screen\FL to see if it works.. - if it is the FL, it should cost you around £15-25 for replacement

    otherwise it may be down to board level (quite unlikely) which on sony vaio's will be very expensive
    i worked for a notebook repair company for about a year ago and work on sonys was charged at 50/hour

    best of luck mate!
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    You dropped it, spilled a cup of tea on it and shorted out the screen connector. What's next, stomp it with a Dr Martin boot? :wink:

    As this isn't a normal breakdown from component failure, rather it is a 'man made fault'. I would say anything is likely.
     
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  8. mrtea

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    cheers, i'll take it round a friends when i get chance and see if it works with monitor. i have a bad feeling about it.

    cant believe ive been so careless with it, especially when i spent an entire 2 months figuring out the best deal i could get. as punishment for myself i've abstained from booze, fags and coffee for an entire week now. so at least some good has come of it.
     
  9. Pheonicks56

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    Certainly after spilling a cup of tea on it, my first thought was the main board was toast, but who knows, good luck.
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    This.
     
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  11. Notes_Bloke

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    I've seen similar to this before, where somebody has replaced a broken laptop screen and not routed the display cable properly into the base. Then, when opening the screen to a 120 degree angle, the cable has pulled loose on the connector and shorted the m/board.:blink

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  12. leosdelsol

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    what role does an fl inverter do?
     
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  13. Pheonicks56

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    A FL inverter handles the power for the backlight on your monitor.
     
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  14. DC Pr0Mo

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    Hook the laptop up to an external monitor to check video is working to some extent.
     
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  15. leosdelsol

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    :) cheers
     
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  16. mrtea

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    just to let you know i managed to buy a broken and stripped sony vaio for £1.20 on ebay. knowing that the inverter was compatible with mine, i switched and hey presto, it works fine.
    happy days
     
  17. dazza786

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    glad you got it working :D
    and at that price: good steal ;)
     
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