LCD cable short circuit

By hellsbel
Jan 20, 2013
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  1. Well hello,
    a few days ago I stumbled on my own feet and my laptop slipped out of my hands, breaking the hinges. until I will get new parts, I decided to still use it. today, while watching a movie, the lid curved back a little, leaving me with a white screen. adjusting the lid back fixed the problem, although it happened everal more times, with either white or blavk screen. later, forgetting the hinge issue I laid it down on the table, when it seemed to crash and shut itself down. after turning it on again I saw a flash where the lcd cable goes and smelled something burning.
    now, the screen is black, when turned on the vent starts in about 10seconds and after 29-30 seconds it shuts down again. the cable also obviously looks burnt.
    so, the questions are:
    can I fix the cable?
    would replacing it help?
    could the short circuit have damaged other hardware?
    is it even a cable issue that makes the shutdowns appear?

    I have a dell latitude e4300
    and I would love the one helping me out till I die
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Have you got an external monitor/tv to plug it into to test?
  3. hellsbel

    hellsbel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, we tried. it said no signal.
    what worries me is the instant shutdown. can I try else?

    ventilation starts working in about then seconds after hitting the power button and in about twenty more seconds the laptop shuts down without a warning/there are no beeps to follow.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You have fried the motherboard... Is it time for a new laptop? The repair cost on this may be way too high

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