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post #1 of 16
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So a friend brought me an Acer Aspire 5515 with a busted screen. The laptop works fine with an external monitor.

So I ordered a replacement, and hooked it up, and nothing.

The screen doesn't light up at all. What should I do?
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post #2 of 16
does it still work with external monitor?
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does it still work with external monitor?
Yep
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post #4 of 16
make sure you plugged in the backlight
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make sure you plugged in the backlight
Yep, the inverter and video cable are both plugged in.
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post #6 of 16
then yer screen is dead.
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post #7 of 16
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then yer screen is dead.
Is it possible that it could be the inverter? Or should I just RMA the screen?
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post #8 of 16
possible the inverter is dead.

how did the screen die anyway?

if it was from being cracked or something the inverter should be perfectly fine. If it just died randomly then the inverter might be bad and the original screen still ok
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post #9 of 16
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possible the inverter is dead.

how did the screen die anyway?

if it was from being cracked or something the inverter should be perfectly fine. If it just died randomly then the inverter might be bad and the original screen still ok
I believe someone stepped on it. The old screen is cracked a bit.
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post #10 of 16
Check the connections to the motherboard, not just the screen. You might off inadvertently pulled one of the cables too much and out the socket. Even if the screen is dead, the inverter should still light up.
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