Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook ?

JUST REPLEACED LCD R52 AND THE SCREEN IS BLACK

\015 JUST REPLEACED LCD R52 ON AN IBM THINKPAD AND THE SCREEN IS BLACK WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM\015

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You replaced the broken LCD screen in your laptop with a new screen but it’s not working.
\015\012Does this sound like your problem? Let’s find out what could be wrong and how you can fix it.
\015\012First of all, I assume that your new LCD screen is compatible with the old one. Different screens require different video cables. Make sure you new screen is compatible with your laptop.
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\015\012You did some research and purchased a compatible screen, installed it into the laptop, turned it on and… The new screen is not working!!! What could be wrong?


\015\012Before you start to panic, check all cable connections again. Check connection between the video cable, LCD screen and inverter board. Reconnect cables just in case.
\015\012Take a closer look at the connection between the video cable and LCD screen. It’s possible you accidentally pulled the video cable from the connector during the screen installation.
\015\012The video cable has to be seated properly, all the way down.
\015\012Also, on some older LCD screens there are very thin pins inside the connector. Take a look inside the connector, make sure there are no damaged (bent) pins.
You can straighten bent pins with a very small screwdriver but this procedure requires a lot of patience and concentration.

\015\012Fortunately, most newer LCDs have a different type of connector, without fragile pins inside.
\015\012OK, you have reseated all connectors and cannot see anything wrong but the new screen still is not working. What’s next?

Remove the new screen and connect the old one. If the old one works properly (except the damaged area) but the new one is dead, apparently the new screen is defective and has to be replaced.

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\015\012 Hopefully it has warranty.
\015\012Here’s another scenario. The new screen kinda works. You can see a very faint image but there is no backlight.
\015\012If that’s the case, disconnect the new screen from the inverter board and plug in the old screen instead, as it shown on the picture below. If the backlight inside the old screen lights up, apparently the new screen has defective backlight lamp and has to be replaced.
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