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laptop monitor issue

laptop monitor issue

laptop monitor issue

(OP)
hi, i recently spilled some hot chocolate onto my laptop (yes foolish i know ><) works fine except for one thing: the monitor is now dimmer except for one bright spot in the bottom corner. The spot itself is speckled like a liquidy pattern (for lack of a better word).

Everything displays fine, no LCD or dead pixels as far as i can tell. Would cleaning inside the monitor fix the display?
or is it more complex?

PS i have a lenovo R61i thinkpad 7650
 

RE: laptop monitor issue

If you spilled into the keyboard, cleaning the monitor is not the issue.  You have doused the motherboard/video card with fluid.

It probably needs to be disassembled and cleaned.  It's possible you have done damage to the motherboard (if the video card is integrated) and then you would have to replace the whole motherboard (probably not worth it).

If the video card is a discrete device that can be removed from the motherboard, you might be able to replace just that (probably worth it).

But it could also be fluid got into the connection between the motherboard and the screen, which would be cheaper to clean that out, but you still need someone that knows how to disassmble everything, clean it and put it back correctly.

AS A TEST - plug your laptop into an external monitor and see if the display has the same characteristics.  If YES - then you have a problem most likely at the video card/mobo level.  If NOT, the problem is after the signal exits the video card.

RE: laptop monitor issue

there is a foil glued on the lcd, and to me it looks like the glue got affected by the hot chocolate (burned).
one thing you could try

get a rubber (soft) and try gently to "massage" the "bubbles" away, it might help to puncture the foil with a thin needle.

afik u cant only replace the old foil

you do so at your own risk, so think twice what you wanne do

M. Knorr

MCSE, MCTS, MCSA, CCNA

RE: laptop monitor issue

It sounds like the backlight needs to be replaced, should be a fairly cheap fix if thats the case.

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