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Backlight gone on Fujitsu Siemens Laptop

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Comer, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Comer

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    I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop that is not even two years old and the backlight has gone in the lcd screen. Is there anything I can do with regard to getting a replacement part and fitting it myself.

    Any advice appreciated



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  2. SeanT

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    I'd check ebay mate for a complete replacement panel or dead laptop. With your obvious commonsense and PC skills (watercooling notwithstanding) you should be able to replace one of these in a couple of hours - not much to lose really.
     
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    Thans Sean

    I'll give it a try, but I'm not too optimistic
     
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    Are you sure that it's the lamp itself that's failed? It's just as likely to be the inverter board that supplies the AC to the lamp. Should be easy enough to check with a multi-meter & much cheaper to replace, assuming that the backlight is built into the panel.

    Whatever part you need, get a part no. from the manufacturer & Google on that. There are many companies out there specialising in used parts.
     
  5. Comer

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    Thanks for the advice Crocodile, but I would have no clue where to start looking for this inverter board. Although I have built many (and watercooled few) desktop PCs, I have never opened a laptop
     
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    Never had a Fujitsu apart but the inverter PCB is typically around 4 x .75" & resides below or to one side of the LCD panel. The frame around the LCD normally snaps together, with securing screws in the 4 corners. The screws are usually hidden beneath rubber bungs or self-adhesive vinyl. Alternately they may be in the hinges with snap on covers. There will be a pair of silicon rubber covered wires (often pink & white) coming from this board going to the lamp.

    If you decide to have a go make sure you remove the battery before starting work.

    Where abouts in the Emerald Isle are you?
     
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    Thanks for that, I'll give it a go in the next few days. I'm now living in Tipperary (originally from Kilkenny)
     
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    Very emerald then!

    I expect you have these numbers but might be worth getting a quote before you tackle it yourself. Also may be worth trying to pick up a dead laptop from somewhere to practice on before you dive in.
     

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