Having problems with your HP Compaq Presario V5204nr Notebook ?

Screen black I have a Compaq Presario v5204NR Notebook PC. It boots up and there is sound, but the screen is completely black. If I shine a flashlight on the screen the normal desktop is there as usual in the background. Help please.--Chris


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Dear forevencris,
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\015\012I was able to fix the problem with the "black screen". I took apart the machine which is quite tenuous to get at the cables attached from the mother board to the screen itself. One of the ground cables was crimped and I repaired with a re-solder. Also, the main display cable was not seated properly. After reseating and re-assembling, all works well.
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\015\012If you are good with a screw driver and small screws, you can do this. Be REAL CAREFUL not to damage any of the electronic or mechanical components with an errant screw driver. Be real patient and plan on at least an hour to perform this surgery.
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\015\012Contact me for assistance should you desire. Good luck.
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\015\012Best Regards,
\015\012Tom
I buy them from Smartmicro, very reliable and good prices:
\015\012http://www.smartmicrousa.com/hp_compaq_inverter_board.aspx?page=2
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\015\012I could not find your model's manual, but this show how to replace it on a Compaq V2000 which should be similar and should give you a good starting point.
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\015\012http://www.screentekinc.com/lcd-removal-instructions_en,IBM.shtml
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\015\012Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
\015\012If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
\015\012Thanks, Joe
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