Laptop Problem (display issue?)

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  1. NeonImpact

    NeonImpact New Member

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    Hi, I have a old gateway notebook that I've had since 2000. It's a Gateway Solo 1450 and I notice that they did have alot of LCD issues, etc.

    Anyways, my question is.. Whenever I power this bad boy on, it starts up and runs just fine. The monitor on the other hand, just displays black no matter how I have it adjusted. The only way I can get it to display fully is to pretty much shut it until its about 5 inches away from being shut.

    Anyone know what this sounds like? I've never replaced the LCD or any other the other smaller parts pertaining to it, so im just curious. It's not my "every day" machine, but it is nice to take with me on trips, etc.

    Any helps, much appreciated! :bigthumb:
     
  2. J_fresh

    J_fresh "I'm the gigolo with the most below"

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    Older Latops had a sensor that detected the position of the lid. It sounds to me that this one is jacked up. Try to find the service manual for this unit and see where this sensor is located.
     
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    Boogieman117 PSN: Boogieman117

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    Install VNC on it, and use it as a small desktop.

    And buy a new laptop this weekend.
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It's not the sensor - it's the video cable connecting the screen to the base. It has been stretched too many times and is now loose/frayed.
     

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