However for the past 12 months or so I have put up with an issue which I would now like fixed if at all possible without being ripped off and blinded by science at the same time!
The issue is a flickering screen and often no screen at all, it works fine when first switched on but when left for any length of time I occasionally return to find the screen black.
At first I thought it may have been a display setting so into control panel I went to make sure the screen will never turn off but it still happens.
The laptop doesnt like being moved either so I tend to leave it where it is but it would be nice to use it as a laptop now and again, whereas at the moment opening and closing the lid accelerates the black screen.
Off to Google to find that other users of the R700 have similar problems and there are different opinions on the fix so was wondering what advice anyone out there could give me.
There are some pictures below and I have discovered myself that the lead going into the inverter when tweaked will bring the screen back on and the lead is very tight and allows for no extra play so it appears to me that when i tweak the lead and squeeze the connectors together the screen is fine for a while and then I have to do it all over again. Although the screen goes black you can see the desktop very faintly behind it if you look closely enough.
Picture 1 of the laptop up and running as normal
Picture 2 shows the inverter to which the connectors are attached.
Picture 3 shows the white connector on the inverter, the computer was on when i did this and notice by just turning the inverter around to see the plug the screen went straight off
Picture 4 shows the wires going into the back of the inverter connector which you can just see at the back on the left hand side just to the left of the barcode
It is a straightforward job to get at the inverter just take off the outer plastic seal via a few small screws and i could buy and replace this myself but it seems to me that the lead and /or connectors are at fault and maybe i should start there first, although one connector is attached to the inverter and the other to the lead.
Any advice appreciated even if it is only a recommendation to a decent computer spares place
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