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Original Message    Posted by: Tito F.      25 Apr @ 08:52
Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

my laptop monitor went off while using it ,so i forced it to shut down. now it is not coming up at all. it is an advent 7103 laptop

Posted by: Ian M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalPCIQ IT Professional      25 Apr @ 20:39
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

the cable runs along the hinge & sometimes breaks or gets snagged.. they aren't brilliant cables & often fail, but a quick fix is to pry off the hinge cover, wiggle it a bit & then refit the hinge cover. this may cure it as sometimes the cables just work loose & come slightly disconnected, although you may have to waggle the screen a few times or lift it a bit further than before.

if it doesn't come back on, it may be a case of ringing Advent on 0870 901 3000 & asking them to supply you a new cable.

Posted by: Alan B.      27 Apr @ 08:41
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Are you sure it is the screen not working? Sometimes you can tell because there is a lot of hard disk activity whilst Windows loads, followed by the Windows jingle as it starts. And a quick press to the power key will cause the computer to shut down in the normal time it takes. You should also be able to attach an external monitor and get a display on that. If it really IS the screen then the advice posted by Ian M. is good.

Posted by: Ian M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalPCIQ IT Professional      27 Apr @ 18:27
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

One thing i forgot.. this is a problem on old Dell laptops.. some are fitted with a magent in the screen & a leaf switch in the bezel above the keyboard.. when you drop/raise the screen the magnet moves away from the switch & activates it.. this is basically an off-switch for the screen, however sometimes a magent drops off or the switch fails.

On my advent laptop there is a small microswitch hidden under the hinge that activates when the screen brushes against it & locks it down, but if your laptop has the magnetic switch, it may of failed. sometimes a quick waft with a magnet will open up the leaf switch.. but be careful with magnets.. a small engineers magnet (such as one you use to pick u dropped screws) is the way to go as using a speaker magnet may well wipe your HDD or corrupt your data if you are not careful.

Posted by: Michael B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalPCIQ IT Professional      29 Apr @ 17:27
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Before you start dismantling the laptop can I suggest that you connect the laptop to an external monitor? You should have a standard monitor connector on the laptop, just plug a friends (or any monitor you can get hold of) into your laptop. You may have to restart the laptop for it to detect (assuming it's on when you plug it in) also you may need to activate the second screen by pressing the function key and F4 or F5.

Posted by: Jon S.      29 Apr @ 20:27
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

I expect when someone checks, its either totally dead (as suggested already, check with an external monitor) or, more likely, the "screen module" (i.e. the backlight) has failed
Problem will be where to get the spares from if it has failed. Advent don't make these machine: they just rebadge them and I don't know who makes this model. I expect spares to be hard to get. However Acer and HP both do a model branded a 7103. Is one of those the same? Acer DO build laptops themselves, many for other companies. Anyone know who makes the 7103 for Advent?

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:07
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

Posted by: florida W.      14 Sep @ 09:08
RE: Advent 7103 laptop screen not working

Thanks for discussing this topic. I am dell Alienware laptop since last two year and recently I was watching a movie and suddenly screen of the laptop appeared blue BSOD problem then I went through
https://www.delltechsupportnumbers.com/dell-alienware-support/
and they help to fix the issues.

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