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Old 01-31-2007, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a gateway laptop and i baby brother drop it on the floor and there isn't any damage done to it except for the LCD screen. when i turned it on it was just all grey! i have sent it out of town to see if they could fix it but they told me it would cost like $2000 to be fixed and i told then i only paid $800 for the laptop all together. also, when i turn the computer on the fan cuts off. i have no idea why this happens. i think the problem with the lcd screen is that some wires maybe grounding out on some other wires because i saw a few of the wires that goes to the screen showing, so maybe it was touching some others to make the screen go grey! have any one ever experienced this before or does any one know what to do to fix these problems? any help would be great!

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Old 01-31-2007, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A pretty cheap alternative is to replace the LCD screen, it sounds like the LCD screen failed.

http://computers.search.ebay.ca/Gate...2QQsacatZ58058
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try using an external monitor for a while, if it works fine, it's the LCD, get a replacement.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Or do what my buddy does, he just hooks a projector up to it, he doesnt even have an LCD screen on the dang thing anymore.
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so the wires thats showing on the back isn't the probelm with the lcd monitor?some wires are touching others because the plastic is gone off some of the wires on the back!
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Just toss that heap and buy a new laptop.

http://apple.com/macbook
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it was a new laptop....it was bought in june 2006....and was only used til november!
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It has a one year warranty...send it back!
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I doute it would be the wires on the back of the monitor causing the screen to short out. Are the wires completely bare?? is there any coating on them at all?
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