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logan11

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Hi, I purchased a laptop (Compaq Armada) about a year ago and it was recently dropped. Now the monitor is extremely dark (you can't see anything, I have to plug in the computer monitor to see it) and the CD Drive won't work. I'm certain that it's just something got disconnected, but I have no idea how to go about opening the case and fixing it.

Any ideas?
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This largely depends on whether the laptop is still under warranty. If it is, you will void any warranty you have by taking it apart.
I am assuming however, that you don't have warranty otherwise you probably would have returned the laptop by now, right?

The display problem is likely to be caused by a damaged screen or more specifically, a damaged back light rather than a simple loose connection (but I could be wrong).

Dismantling laptops is not something i would recommend unless you know what you are doing. You may take it apart & find that it stops working altogether afterwards so you need to decide carefully before doing this.

If you don't want to take it to a laptop repair specialist & don't mind running the risk of it never working again, then i would suggest you go to compaqs website & try to find the service manual for it. This will give you instructions on the correct disassembly order for your particular laptop.
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Well, I had an idea of what I'm doing, and I'm pretty sure that the crystals were damaged in the LCD screen.

So I'm just gonna strip it for parts.

Thanks for your help.
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