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Old 04-10-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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I have a Alpha R Pro laptop from novatech, i fixed the origional problem which was the harddrive was failing constantly, the screen was broken and the graphics card was broken.

I braught a new harddrive and replaced the old one, i got a new graphics card for NovaTech and fitted it my self and braught a used screen off ebay and fitted that my self.

It worked started up correctly and so on. Then i noticed i forgot to put in two screws, on the back of the laptop where the VGA socket and that normaly is, so i put these screws in and now the laptop will start up but the screen will display only they light lines going down the screen.

I have opened up the laptop and took a look and the screws i forgot to origonaly put back in are only there to hold some bits of the plastic case together nothing else.

I have checked the screen ribbon cable and it is plugged into the screen and graphics card correctly, i have also reinstalled the old graphics card, but instead of getting the lines i get a white screen, but this is probs becuase of that graphcis card already be broken.

Is it possible the monitor ribbon cable is broken and needs replacing?

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Shane Rutter

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Old 04-10-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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possibly yeah, there could be a fine slice down the ribbon, but im no expert

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That OR Your GPU Could be FUBAR
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Neodude112320 View Post
That OR Your GPU Could be FUBAR
I hope it is not i have just bought this new one.
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