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I'm doing a hardware repair for a laptop. I know enough about computers to build them but I'm not A+ certified yet. I dont think anyone on Overclock.net really needs certification as we all overclock and mod our systems as a hobby.

Anyway, I'm doing a laptop lcd replacement for a buddy and laptops are always different so I'm here asking for some guidance if anyone knows. It's easy to take apart a laptop but I really don't wanna take screws out that I don't need to.

I'm doing a repair on the Acer Aspire 3610 series (3614WLMi). The instructions is here, http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove...e-5100-laptop/.

My question is, to be 100% sure, is this the right laptop and if I replace the screen do I have to replace the inverter?

The guy slammed his screen closed and literally smashed the lcd lol.

He's paying $300 for an original lcd from acer and I'm doing the install because he doesn't have insurance and its waaay too old. He's persistent on keeping the same laptop instead of buying a new one

I'm going to get the LCD replacement from jersey later on so if anyone knows if the inverter must be replaced let me know.

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My question is.... why spend $300 to replace the LCD? That's a 2005 15" running a 1.6GHz Celeron with 512MB RAM. He could have spent $100 more and gotten a MUCH better laptop with fresh batteries.


As for your question, invertor is fine. Just remove the glass display and ribbon cable.... replace.
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Thanks for the advice. Yeah.. I told him the same thing and he said that he has information that he doesnt wanna lose. I then told him that I can just swap the hard drive or make an image of the drive and swap it to the new one.

He's old though so very stubborn. It probably has sentimental value to him.

I was the same way with my old P4. It was my first build and I had a very hard time giving it up lol.
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I think I have read somewhere that your supposed to replace them at the same time, but I believe that also to be BS. In practice, I haven't replace the inverter with the screen.

Just thinking out loud -
The inverter only powers the bulb(s) in the screen, so to exchange one and not the other I wouldn't think would matter. (I have found two bulbs in desktop screens or the growing amount of LED screens)

The bulb in laptops are called a CCFL bulb which stands for Cold Cathode fluorescent lamp. How many times do we replace the inverter in florescent lights when we replace one of those?

Quick note - Save the broken screen! The bulb in it still works and it can be used in a similar size screen!
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Good info. Thanks. I'll definitely save it in case I get another repair or use it for something else.

The screen lights up so I'm guessing inverted works. It's just cracked bad.

Thanks again. Also have another post in the mobile computing section on a dead laptop. If you guys can shine some light in that it would be great because I'm stumped as to a solution.

Thanks again.

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