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Old 10th June 2005, 12:21 AM
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Unhappy Laptop LCD data cable damaged, repairable?

I know this isnt a hardware forum but there are very intelligent people here and maybe someone can help me...

Ok heres the story-
A customer has a laptop that wont display... It works out of the monitor ouput so that tells me the laptopf unctions...
Come to find the LCD's data cable is torn... Its a flat ribbion tht you would see in like CDrom drives, etc...

I tried to buy the part on ebay, the f**ker screwed me and now i have an angry customer wondering where the hell her laptop is...

Ive gotta mend this ribbion cable and i have an idea...

You guys have seen an IDE cable right? Its got those teeth that puncture threw to the connector... Well maybe i can find something like this... But a small block that has a lot of little teeth on it... That way i can clamp it down and enable the cable to work. However id need a block with a lot of teeth close together so it doesnt connect two different wires in the ribbon...

So does anyone have an idea how to fix this damn thing? I cant find the part anywhere and compaq said id have to buy the whole 800 dollar display... UGHHH

thanks for any help
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Old 10th June 2005, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by v8s10blazer
I know this isnt a hardware forum
Moved to Hardware.

Damn $800,-

How about a local special electro shop or try to find old compaq laptop for $200,-. And get a cable from that machine?

Respect the FedoraForum.org guidelines
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Old 10th June 2005, 02:46 AM
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Well after i wrote the guy who sold me the part on ebay a nasty email, gave him some bad feedback, and filed a complaint with paypal, he repiled to me email. Hes like whats wrong i shipped in a timly manner?

LMFAO! TIMELY MANNER? It should have been here ON MONDAY!

Well lets hope the thing shows up... He said he shipped it so i hope he did...

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Old 10th June 2005, 04:21 PM
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ask him for a tracking number (ALWAYS get a tracking number)
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Old 10th June 2005, 07:19 PM
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Old 11th June 2005, 12:55 AM
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YES! The idiot actually did ship the item... But he shipped it a week after I PAID...

The laptop is fixed now and i have a very happy customer...

Thanks for the support guys! oh it already was from ebay... Some website had it for 75 dollars... Thats pretty steep...
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