LCD screen turned completely white

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What can you do if the laptop LCD screen turned completely white? From my experience I can tell that this problem may be related to the following: 1. Loose connection between the video cable and the LCD screen. 2. Defective … Continued

Installing internal wireless card

posted in: Upgrading Tips | 78

This tutorial explains how you can install internal wireless card into an older laptop. I assume that your laptop is “wireless ready” which means it has a slot for the wireless card and equipped with wireless antennas, but missing the … Continued

Service manuals for Sony Vaio

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Today I found a great source with service manuals for Sony Vaio VGN series laptops and notebooks. Links to the service manuals were posted on one of the Russian forums (comment 13). Not sure for how long these service manuals … Continued

How to replace backlight lamp (CCFL)

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In this guide I will disassemble a laptop LCD screen in order to remove and replace the backlight lamp (CCFL). Replacing the backlight lamp is not an easy task even for experienced technicians. If you do something wrong you will … Continued

DC power jack repair guide

posted in: DC jack | 530

This guide will explain how to repair a failed or loose DC power jack on a laptop computer yourself. Disclaimer: I’ve made these instructions only for people experienced with soldering and repairing computers. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this … Continued

Troubleshooting backlight failure

posted in: Screen, Troubleshooting | 230

This laptop came for repair because of the LCD screen backlight failure. My customer complained that the laptop LCD screen is black but the laptop works with an external monitor. Here are my steps for troubleshooting this laptop with the … Continued

Removing and replacing keyboard

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These instructions will help you to remove and replace keyboards on various laptops. I will not be able to cover all models but you’ll get the idea. Steps for removing and replacing the keyboard are similar for most laptops. If … Continued

Toshiba Satellite model M35X power connector fix

posted in: DC jack | 64

Toshiba Satellite M35X model is known for it’s power connector problem. This issue has been covered on this blog a few times before in the following articles. Toshiba Satellite M35X and Satellite A75 power jack and battery charge problem Failed … Continued

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