[Durham] Weird laptop monitor issue

Andrew Glass andrewglass3 at gmail.com
Thu May 30 12:09:05 UTC 2013

Not 100% but could this be the graphics inverter module on the way out?


On 30 May 2013 11:28, "Nick" <durham-lug at njw.me.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> So my laptop monitor has started doing a weird thing, and I was
> wondering if anyone on the list might have thoughts or advice.
> When the monitor is 'turned on', whether through turning the laptop
> on, opening the lid, waking from suspend, or after the monitor has
> been turned off by ACPI, it shows only solid white, and makes a
> small high-pitched whining sound. Moving the lid a bit up and down
> for a few seconds generally sorts it out, and everything behaves
> normally again. Recently it has started taking more wiggling and
> waiting for it to start working.
> Which makes it sound like a loose connection, right?
> The thing is, my brother, who has the same model of laptop (EEEPC
> 901), had the same problem last year, and after various attempts to
> fix it, from wedging the monitor cable into place to buying a new
> cable to buying a new monitor, nothing helped for long. He ended up
> buying another EEEPC from eBay and putting his old hard drive in
> that, which unsuprisingly worked like a charm.
> I'm likely to do similarly, but thought I'd throw this out to the
> list, in case anybody has any suggestions or thoughts? It would be a
> pity to have to replace it; everything else works great (granted I
> have gradually replaced a lot of the internals over the years).
> Thanks in advance for any clues or advice,
> Nick
> (Who will make it to one of the meetings someday, honest!)
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