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ASUS A6000U laptop owned by a friend. I told him I don't have high hopes because I've never dealt with a drop-failed system before so I don't know what breaks on them.

I'm thinking something may be shorting out by the brief power up then shut-off.. but I don't really know where to start. At the moment I'm just pulling it apart to look for anything obviously wrong/broken/undone, but I'd love some hints on what to focus on.

Impact was on the hinge area, pretty much right on the power jack and VGA output, if that helps narrow anything down.





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I have just stripped the entire system back and reassembled it. Now I have full boot to desktop (I can hear the Windows chime/tone) but no display to the screen. I wonder if it's worth replacing the screen and/or cable, or if it could be a fault with the mainboard. If anyone has an opinion on this I'd love to hear it, really it'll be total guesswork for me.
Edited by savage1987 - 8/2/13 at 8:20am
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post #2 of 8
Might have whacked out the backlight, only way to really tell is to replace it though.
If you can see an image on the screen at certain angles it's usually inverter/backlight issue.

Does it work with an external monitor? That should rule out VGA damage.
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Might have whacked out the backlight, only way to really tell is to replace it though.
If you can see an image on the screen at certain angles it's usually inverter/backlight issue.

Does it work with an external monitor? That should rule out VGA damage.

This. Try plugging it into an external monitor. Also, try shining a flashlight really close on the screen. See if you can see anything being displayed.
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OK. I have display to an external monitor via VGA.

There is no picture or sign of life whatsoever to the laptop monitor even with a torch shone on it. Also, infuriatingly it seems I forgot to plug the touchpad cable back in. Looks like it's coming halfway apart again :/
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post #5 of 8
https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/ASUS/A6000/

Not necessarily recommending that company to you, but they have step by step instructions. Double check that the current screen is completely plugged in correctly. If it is, then it's up to you if you want to attempt to change the screen. Fifty-fifty it's the screen . . . Really though, before you order a screen make sure the video connector is attached and everything.
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post #6 of 8
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Cheers,
I've already pulled the whole thing down and reassembled it and was particularly careful to reseat the cable.


I think he is leaning toward going down the data recovery--> replace laptop route at the moment, which I guess is probably the smartest option.
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post #7 of 8
Probably a good option, especially since this is an older laptop. Dodged a bullet though since you'll still be able to recover his data now.
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post #8 of 8
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yeah that's the main thing at least.
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