[Durham] Weird laptop monitor issue

Richard Patterson richard at helpquick.co.uk
Thu May 30 12:48:00 UTC 2013

If the EEEPC 901 had a CCFL, i'd say it was an inverter problem, but as 
the back-light is LED, it's not that...

Where does the whine come from? is it the screen area, or somewhere on 
the bottom of the unit?

It might be a cable, or the screen itself. Cheaper to buy a new screen 
than a new netbook...



On 30/05/2013 13:08, Andrew Glass wrote:
> Not 100% but could this be the graphics inverter module on the way out?
> Cheers
> Andy
> On 30 May 2013 11:28, "Nick" <durham-lug at njw.me.uk 
> <mailto: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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