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03-23-2010 01:26 PM
Hi i've been a proud owner of a dv4t for 2 years now. However for some reason it never gave me problems until i sent it in for repair of a power problem. My laptop power port fried or something and it wouldnt turn on at all as it didnt have power. But that's not the problem. After that i got my screen back and it was loose compared to the laptop i sent it. Everytime i move it'll wobble front and back. Before i can move and jump and it'll never move like that. I sent it back in again for repair of my loose hinge on the monitor, it was fine for a few months and it got loose again..
Now my screen flickers in certain position when i move it. Is there any way i can open my screen, i can't figure it out with those front trimming on the screen. If you can help i'd love to have a shot at it if someone can give me a tutorial on how to take off the trimming of the screen. I've been fine with this laptop up to a year and when i sent it to HP support it went downhill from there. Makes me not want another HP again... I feel as if it's missing screws or something to hold the screen hinge together. As for the flickering, that's my main focus.. I can care less about the loose screen as long as my flickering stops. Any help is appreciated, thank you.
03-25-2010 12:44 AM
Its the LCD cable . It either needs to be replaced or taped in such a way that it doesn't move as much . It's fixable by someone who knows how to work on them (i.e. ME) or a local HP service center . It's something I see alot , and even if your out of warranty , it should still be a reasonably cheap fix .
I could have told you how to fix it but typing multiple pages and potentially setting you up to fry your computer isn't something i'd be proud of telling you . Even people I work with screw it up , so someone without the tools and knowledge we have would do best to leave it to the professionals .
Hope this helps .
03-27-2010 01:15 PM
Thanks a lot that seems to be the problem because once i tried to take apart my LCD and couldn't take the trimming off and when i put everything back together it was perfect for a while and got loose again. I called around and so far this place wants $50 for that. Which i think is too much for such a simple task. I'll try to look around some more.
03-28-2010 11:31 AM - edited 03-28-2010 11:35 AM
Here is a guide that may help you to repair your own machine after it's been repaired.
03-28-2010 12:55 PM
Thanks for all the help guys, i appreciate it. Both posts were very informative. The LCD cable is right behind the screen correct? Behind the screen, under the foil covering? Thanks.
03-28-2010 04:14 PM
Sorry I can't help you any further here on which cable is which. I have removed a screen before to get at other things, but I have never taken one apart. Obviously there will be a number of cables : camera, back light, wi-fi antenna. I believe the back light is referred to as the inverter.
The best piece of advice I can give you is to make sure you are statically discharged when taking a computer apart and to take your time.
03-31-2010 01:25 AM
LCD cable should be the thickest one that connects to your motherboard . Large connector is generally hard to miss , careful with the cable routing , should be easy to notice where you route the cable that goes to the inverter and the screen .
03-31-2010 08:59 AM
This is a group for anyone who has faced problems with hp products specialy laptops. One defect of the Hp pavilion laptops ( DV 2000, 6000, 9000) is the motherboard problem and VGA ( graphics card ). Perhaps together we can bring this aware to HP.
04-29-2012 11:08 AM
I am having similar problem. I own a pavilion dv4t 1500 for 3 years. Hinges got loose now and display flickers. I found a reply on your post "display replacement guide for dv4 entertainment PC". Any suggestions for where should i find similar manual for dv4t1500?