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Re: Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop - LCD Screen or Inverter Fault?

Subject: Re: Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop - LCD Screen or Inverter Fault?
From: "Andy"
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 22:23:46 -0000
Newsgroups: ie.comp, uk.comp.sys.laptops


"James" <jamesspam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
news:Ke12j.23413$j7.443909@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> "John Williamson" <johnwilliamson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>> It *could* be the LCD (Specifically the chip that deals with the LCD 
>> column drive ) or ( *Much* more likely IME on old laptops) the multiway 
>> cable or connector connecting the LCD to the main board. If the cable, 
>> you may be able to make the fault come & go by flexing the lid gently to 
>> & fro with the unit operating. If the fault has appeared since you 
>> changed the mainboard, it's very likely that either the connection isn't 
>> fully seated or the cable is damaged.
>
> I think the cable is unlikely.  The LCD is driven via multiplexed data on 
> the cable so if there was a bad connection I would expected more than a 
> single screen line to be affected.
>

I think you are right I don't think its just the cable. Funny if its the LCD 
panel with a solid line like that because I would expect  faults on an LCD 
panel to have just loads of pixels gone or totally blank screen all together 
rather than a solid vertical line like that.

Andy.



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