06-28-2012 04:06 PM - last edited on 06-28-2012 10:42 PM by andyP
Thanks to the help of everyone here, I had a lot of questions answered quickly and accurately by rather nice fellows on this forum. My Thinkpad R52 questions were all solved.
However, I've reached an anomaly. Today, while using my laptop, I suddenly had the backlight flicker. I ignored it, messing around, thinking it was the laptop lid button near the top of the tray. Suddenly, I heard some buzzing and smelled smoke, only to find some burns on the right hinge of the laptop.
I took it apart, finding out that the pink power cable frayed along it and cut power to the monitor (I think that's power.)
I have a good amount of tools for repair, but I don't have the knowledge. How would I go along repairing it, and could I?
I imagine I could simply buy a new panel if it's too much hassle (the XGA 14" ones aren't too expensive anyways.)
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06-29-2012 12:36 PM
Typically there is an inverter card that sits along the bottom edge of the display and the left of the hinge.
See if your damaged wires are attached to it, or the LCD itself - in the part diagram here:
The two wires that go down to the inverter (often pink and white) are connected to the LCD. The inverter should be relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. once you have the LCD bezel removed as you have. If the two wires cannot be repaired, you may need to replace the LCD.
06-30-2012 05:13 PM
Why yes, that does seem to be the case.
The inverter is dead and I ordered a new one. The inverter fried the monitor with it, the laptop monitor faintly works without the backlight but I noticed black bars which gives me the hint I need to replace that too.
Thank you for the help, that's about it! I'm guessing since I can't shove an SXGA panel in without making some even more risks, I'll stick to $30 Ebay panels.