Laptops and Minor Drops = New System Board

From: Stephen Kraus 
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Question: Have you tried plugging in an HDMI cable to verify that it IS the
GPU that's gone and not the screen?

I'm more willing to bet its the screen, especially at 5 inches drop.


On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Wil Wade  wrote:

> So my wife slightly dropped ~5 inches her Lenovo U310 laptop and it looks
> like I need to replace the system board. (Graphics are all messed up and
> that is after I tried reconnecting the display cable a few times and
> tapping on the GPU...)
>
> Question is, is it worth it? Bought it just over a year a go (of
> course....) at $580 and best part price I could find was $170.
>
> Thoughts? No one happens to have a U310 with a broken display or anything
> do they?
>
> I wish someone made laptops like Motorola Ara or Phonebloks (neither of
> which exist yet either of course)
>
> 

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ I should check that. I sent this and have yet to be able to complete my tests. The laptop works fine in just black and white console, so perhaps I should just switch her to complete cli? Anyone used Facebook with links?

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=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Wil, If CLI looks fine I would guess you have a video cable/video board problem. I have had to replace/re-seat the ribbon cable between the screen and the mobo on several laptops. 5" might be just enough drop to jar it loose from its friction connector. There is also a video board on many laptops that is a break out from the mobo. It is NOT a video processing board, just a breakout that usually has the power connector/video connector setup on it. Daniel Appleget know a hell of a lot more about this subject than me. You might wanna nudge him. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapfon=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 *"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds"* *Steve Jobs, 1955-2011* *sent from my ipad I should check that. I sent this and have yet to be able to complete my tests. The laptop works fine in just black and white console, so perhaps I should just switch her to complete cli? Anyone used Facebook with links? On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM, Stephen Kraus wro= te: s g

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ I checked the connection to the system board, but come to think of it I didn't check the other end with the connection to the screen...

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ It was the connector at the screen end. Thanks to Phil for reminding me about it, and proving that my time as a computer repair guy in my teens was apparently not enough time to last until now.

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Most of the connectors I have seen are a design flaw. Glad my lucky guess helped. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 me about it, and proving that my time as a computer repair guy in my = teens was apparently not enough time to last until now. wrote: wrote: I didn't check the other end with the connection to the screen...

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