I'm hoping someone is able to help, i'm trying to remove the dvd drive on my laptop so i can take the top cover off.but cant seem to figure it out. i have removed all the screws from the back of the laptop. but still not budging.
you might be able to help with another problem i have, the lcd is white and i see no image, when i move the lcd it flikers abit but i see no image. i try connecting montior to it but nothing comes threw. However i tried running a linux live cd and i get an image threw the monitor
Its a bit strange how you can run Linux live. Booting from CD comes after the post screens. Thats why I ask you to try Windows disk.
Try removing the battery and powering just from AC adaptor.
If it's been knocked or bumped one or more cables attaching LCD to motherboard could have come loose. This happened when I change an LCD once. But as your having problem getting to the hard drive, checking these may be difficult.
you said moving the screen affected it. Moving it in what way?
Is it affected more in a particular area i.e pressing particular place on the screen facure (not the LCD)?
Something I read somewhere suggested closing and opening the lid when its switched on. I've never heard of that one but give it a try.
This is so hard when the laptops not infront of me.
As it's had a knock, I'd say that the connectors to the LCD need to be checked. It could be the hard drive but if it got damaged I'd expect the screen to be black not white.
When VGA cables go on monitors the screen colour is usually strange. Thats why I'd be looking at LCD connectors in your case.
You proved the graphics are ok as you got a monitor display. You might even find, (if you could get past the "press any key to boot from CD" with the Windows disk) that it would display to. You'd have to leave it enough time to load the default graphics drivers though.
Take all the screws out of the bottom bezel, then remove the keyboard and disconnect printed cable.
Note 1 - With the screws you have already removed ,you can loosen the top bezel and get your fingers underneath to push the keyboard up.
Note 2 - The printed cable (orange cable connecting keyboard to mobo) is removed by loosing the slide lock on the connector using a light push from a small tool e.g precision screwdriver or tweezers.
Once the keyboard is removed, take all the screws out holding the silver shield that covers the mobo and remove it. The retaining screw holding in the optical drive will then be obvious.