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HP Pavillion DV4 Laptop Needs Screen Cable...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sasqui, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Sasqui

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    Have a HP Pavillion DV4 Laptop, screen started to go whacky about a year ago, but wiggling the cover would fix it, over time got worse to the point it completely stopped working.

    I took the unit apart, put it back together and WHAM, it was working fine... until I moved the screen and it started to go haywire again, lines, a semi blank white screen, etc. External monitor works fine.

    The screen is a complete b*tch to work on, and I suspect it's a damaged cable. There's a cable bundle (it's not a ribbon) that winds around the lid hinge - I think it's frayed.

    Nice laptop, can handle most games and loaded with features. Would like to fix it. Anyone have experience with an HP laptop?
     
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    You may have to build one out of the same gauge wire and connectors.
     
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    i might have the cable package your looking for if you could get a photo of it
     
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    Damn, should have taken pics when I had it out, takes about 1/2 hr to get all the pieces parts out, and at least 1/2 hr to get it back together... thankfully there are some good OEM guides to dissasemble, but they leave out many steps. It's a Chinese puzzle - you have to flip the laptop over about 5 times to finally pull the screen off.

    The connector to the MB is about 1" wide and 3/16" high, with about 20 pins (two rows). That connect to a bundle of black wires. These lead into the hinge, where they wrap around, then lead up to a series of ribbon type cables in the screen. This is all under a bunch of sticky foil layers behind the screen. I started to mess with it and decided not to go any further given the complexity and lack of a specific guide.

    Where is R2-D2 when you need him?
     
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