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    Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    Can anyone recommend me a reliable shop or individual technician within East London area to fix my laptop screen. Ideally near Stratford/ Algate if possible but I'm open to surrounding areas.

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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    What model/make? if you can find the service manual that show the steps to take it apart, then buying a new screen off ebay and ding it yourself is the best option

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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    Go for individual screen purchase and do it yourself. Done many, just takes time. (I found that the motherboard is the most tricky to get to).

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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    Ya, do it yourself. There is no black magic involved when swapping a laptop screen.

    Don't order the replacement until you have the faulty one taken out, so you can compare the location of the connector(s) with the pictures of the replacement. If they are in the wrong location or have more/less pins the screen will not fit/work in your laptop.

    I have bought a few replacement screens off Ebay and they have all worked nicely.

    btw, what is wrong with the old screen?

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    I usually have to hold screen top right corner and give it a hard jolt or give it an old school whack before I get desktop image appear. I assumed it was a loose wire but someone has suggested it might need inverter/bulb replacement. Sometimes I will see home screen before it starts turning grey and I have keep moving screen back and forward. Its a lottery. As of today I cannot get home screen. The above link shows it booting up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    What model/make? if you can find the service manual that show the steps to take it apart, then buying a new screen off ebay and ding it yourself is the best option
    Acer 5740G from 2 years ago.

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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    Acer 5740G from 2 years ago.
    The 5740G range apparently uses an LED backlit screen, which means that the inverter is likely built right into the actual LCD panel.

    There are a gazillion traders selling just the screen panel here. As mentioned before, you should disassemble and then compare the laptop screen with what you are buying, before committing to purchase the replacement.

    Take apart instructions can be found here. Having remove the relevant screws, you need to pry apart the plastic clips that keep the bezel in place. To do this insert a plastic card (ie: Tesco/Nectar reward card) at the edge, where the front and back of the screen meet and then gently pull it along.
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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    To get the bezel off don't try and prize it off by jabbing something in between the lid and bezel. You lift the inside edge up with you fingers and it will then pop of easily.

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    Thanks guy.

    I will give it a go. Laptop upgrades isn't something I've touched before.

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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    older laptop had the L bracket of the hinge on the body of the laptop, almost all current laptops the L bracket is on the lid, this means you often have to take the body apart to get the inside lid/panel surround off (basically you've got two bits of curved plastic that cover the hinge which trap the surround from being fully detached without removing the whole hinge assembly)
    The service manual will give fully step by step instructions for getting it all apart.

    You want to get the screen out because you'll want the part number on the back so you can confirm the replacement screen is correct.

    Oh and btw LED back lit screens don't have an inverter, LEDs are DC current, non-led backlit screens use a cold fluorescent light panel which require the dc current to be converted into higher voltage AC current, that's what the inverter does.

    edit: from the service manual it looks like you only have to remove a section of the keyboard surround to get the lid off http://www.manualowl.com/m/Acer%20Co.../Manual/114497 newer laptops the keyboard surround is all one piece which is why you have to take the whole damn thing apart.

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    Re: Recommended Laptop Repair outet

    I know one repair shop/
    they are really good in laptop repair
    Laptop & Mobile Repair
    392 Katherine Road , E7 8NW
    Phone no: 0208 470 7814

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