Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 4 weeks ago

When I move my laptop screen back or forth, the computer goes black. Why? Then it starts back up and is fine, but sometimes makes noise.?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Inside of the lid of your laptop is a motion switch that put your computer to sleep when you close the lid. It's usually glued to the lid or in a little plastic bracket it has come loose! So your laptop is shutting off when you move the lid that's which may also be inside the main body of your laptop. now if you had said that the screen is breaking up into funny looking colors when you move it I would say that you had a bad ribbon cable going from the screen to the laptop but if it's shutting down when you move the laptop screen it's because the screen switch is either out of the bracket broken. Read up on the internet where your switch is located and then disassembled the frame if necessary and put a drop of crazy glue on the end of the switch and stick it back in the hole and that should cure the problem

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You've been swinging that screen much too much already that the tiny wires that travel through those joints have been stripped and are shorting each other. When the screen goes black, it may be that some wires are cut already. If this is a valuable laptop, you can have it be fixed at the authorized service center. If it's a cheapo, buy a new one instead. Equally cheap and less headaches.

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  • VP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    1. That's definitely a sign that your laptop needs service.

    2. It may be that the laptop's "the lid is down" switch is loose or defective and that moving the lid makes it think the lid is closed.

    3. Find a good laptop service tech/shop and get it fixed!

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    There are small wires that go from the screen to the motherboard through the hinges. Over time if these were not properly put in place during the manufacturing process, the wires and become frayed and/or have broken strands, etc. It could also be a not fully seated connector on either end of those wires. Best bet, if you don't feel comfortable repairing it yourself, is to take it to a computer repair shop. By the way ... all the computer companies (Dell, HP, etc.) produce a Maintenance and Repair Manual for each model or model line of their laptop(s) that will tell you step by step how to open up the laptop and repair/replace the item causing the problem. You do need to pay attention and have a container(s) handy to hold all the small screws you'll be removing. It's not hard to do it's just very intimidating to some folks. Here's a tip to help you in putting the screws back ... use a pair of scissors or an exacto knife to cut the sticky part of a Post-It note off. Cut that sticky portion into small pieces about 1/4 inch square and use them to mark the places that the screws come out of You can also color code those sticky portions using a pink, blue, green highlighter and use them on the different portions of the disassembly. Good luck!

    Source(s): 33 Years Computer Experience & IT Support
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