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Removed laptop screen, cut wire, bricked computer??


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#1 petemanpeter

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:11 PM

Hi guys and gals. New here, this is my first post. Hoping to salvage my stupidity. So here's what happened:

 

The screen to my laptop quit working so I decided to remove the screen, attach an external, and use it like a desktop. The screen came off fine and I was left with a wire harness that went to the screen and camera, plus a separate wire that went to the antenna. The computer worked fine like this, but I was annoyed with the extra wires hanging loose and I decided to cut off the harness...STUPID...I know, but I figured it wouldn't matter since I'm not using the screen or camera. Soon as I cut it, the computer went dead. 

SO is there any salvaging it? I don't think that re-attaching the harness is an option...there's about 30 wires and some are the same color. Could it possibly just need a ground...maybe...hopefully?

 

Pretty sure I bricked it, but worth asking to make sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Oh, and the computer is a Toshiba laptop. Can't read anything more on the label. 



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#2 Joe C

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:20 PM

Uh-oh...

 

there's about 30 wires and some are the same color. Could it possibly just need a ground...maybe...hopefully?

 Sounds like you clipped the video and possibly the inverter cable too and shorted it all out in the process. You can try to disconnect the video and inverter cables from the motherboard and see it that does anything ...but don't count on it. Was it on and running when you did this?



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:44 PM

Yeah...it was running. It was my girlfriend's computer...haha...I think I'll try to make up some reason why it was not actually salvageable...not my fault at all...haha



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 07:16 PM

I guess you can buy her a new laptop and she'll thank you for it






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