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Do you need a new Laptop Screen – Or does the fault lie elsewhere?

The answer to the question “Do I need a new Laptop Screen?” is pretty obvious in some instances. If there is a big crack running through the display panel then the answer is “Yes”! But how do you know if you need a new screen if the fault is not that obvious. With the help of Laptop Power UK you may be able to find out that little bit easier.

If the laptop start up normally and the lights come on to tell you it has started, but no image appears on screen, you may have a faulty graphics chip. The image produced by this chip is not being relayed to the screen because the connectors on the graphics chip have become damaged. This can happen over time and is a particularly common in HP Compaq Laptops. In this instance, your screen is fine you will need an alternative repair. You can hook your laptop up to an external monitor to see if the graphics chip is broken. If you also do not see an image on your TV the chip is likely to be faulty.

If the screen is grey, the problem could lie with the data cable or ribbon cable. A loose connection or faulty cable will mean the screen is lit but no information will be coming to the screen.

A screen that is very dim could mean that the inverter is faulty. This part gives the power to the screen to light itself. Again, in this instance the screen is fine, it is the separate inverter part which needs to be replaced.

So you see, a problem that could look like a screen fault could actually be something else. You can call Laptop Power UK with your fault to see if we can successfully diagnose and send you a replacement laptop screen. We stock many including Acer Laptop Screens and Compaq Laptop Screens and all at a great price.

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