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    Check the continuity of the cable to the screen, they are known to fail due to the constant flexing from opening and closing the laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Check the continuity of the cable to the screen, they are known to fail due to the constant flexing from opening and closing the laptop.
    Good point Geoff. I'll have a go in the morning. May be a wee bit difficult with the 30 pin micro-connector. Not sure if the probes on the multimeter are small enough. Let's see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Good point Geoff. I'll have a go in the morning. May be a wee bit difficult with the 30 pin micro-connector. Not sure if the probes on the multimeter are small enough. Let's see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Good point Geoff. I'll have a go in the morning. May be a wee bit difficult with the 30 pin micro-connector. Not sure if the probes on the multimeter are small enough. Let's see.
    Use a bit of fuse wire or similar in the holes/receptors.
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    Fuse wire! whatsthat?

    wow that takes me back somewhat. Torches, darkness, small under-stairs cupboards and swearing.

    Lady up the road (age 94) rang me up a few months ago saying some lights had failed. She still had an old fusebox and helpfully there was some fusewire by the box. Two mins and I was being thanked to the stars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Use a bit of fuse wire or similar in the holes/receptors.
    I was going to suggest a pin, but same result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Fuse wire! whatsthat?
    Handy stuff if you're a tinkerer like me. I often find a use for it.
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    My mum always said 'mend, don't spend'. So this morning I played around with the connectors and stuff, sat back and said 'spend'. The laptop is now about 3 years old and I can't be arsed dedicating more time on it. So I went out and bought a new HP Pavilion convertible thing. Yet to set it up but looking forward to using it in tablet and normal mode.

    So anyone want an HP G4 laptop free of charge?

    Needs a new screen which can be had for about £35. Comes with 8gb ram, charger and a digital licence for Windows 10 Pro. I removed the SSD, but these can be bought for not much these days. Just load Windows 10 on it and it will automagically be licensed.
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    I like hp stuff myself. Might be fun fixing but it won't be me alas. Hope u like the new one
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