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Benji Fleming Jun 25, 2007, 12:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have had a problem with 2 different notebook computers and their LCD inverters. One is a Gateway and had a bad inverter from the start. The other is a Dell and had a good inverter which I parted out to fix another Dell for a customer. I ordered replacement inverters from 2 different sellers on eBay which I have done successfully in the past. I received the inverters and they would not work. One seller (for the Gateway) sent 2 replacement inverters and the other (for the Dell) sent a replacement which I just received. NONE of them work! That's 5 inverters (3 from one seller and 2 from the other) I've received that don't work.

I don't blame the sellers because they have happily offered replacements or refunds. I am extremely frustrated to say the least as this has cost a lot of time and money for both me and the eBay sellers. I've replaced quite a few inverters in the past without incident and I've verified that the bulbs and screens do in fact work with known good inverters from other systems. Unfortunately I can't permanently use the good parts to repair these systems. I even tested the eBay items in the "good" systems and could not get them to work. Can anyone here suggest anything I might be doing wrong? I'm using a grounding strap and I remove the power supply and battery from the units before I connect the inverters. It's hard for me to believe I've received 5 bad inverters from 2 different sellers; but I don't have the equipment to test the inverters myself other than what I've described. HELP!!!

Thanks,
Benji


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Laptop Willie Jun 29, 2007, 08:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Here...Need some help with LCD Inverter problems
Sorry to say that you may indeed have gotten five bad inverters. However, you may have also gotten inverters for a different manufactors LCD. I always check the LCD part number and order for that number rather than the manufactor of the laptop because they often use different LCD manufactors on the same madel. in a lot of cases, the inverter will have a part number on it. Check to see that what you took out is what you ordered. Good luck!
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