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A few weeks ago, my cat (same one that destroyed my last computer, darnit) knocked a glass of water over and sent water flying everywhere, including onto my monitor.
Water got into the circuits, and I didn't wait long enough to turn the monitor back on, and I burned out either the light or the power inverter for the light. I'm currently operating on the theory that it's the inverter, because that's the easier one to deal with. If that turns out to be wrong, I'll deal with the light.

I found instructions on how to fix such things (for about a twentieth of what it would cost to have a pro do it), and am working on it, but criminy, they certainly don't make computer repair easy. Sony uses a ton of glue to hold their monitors together, and i nearly broke the screen just trying to get the frame off. I now know what type of inverter I need, and my old Vaio doesn't have the same type, so I can't use that. I've got to hope that my wife's old one is the same, or I'll have to order one, which will take forever, because nobody keeps these things in stock...
The repair itself is a snap; unplug two cords and plug them into the new part. It's just getting to that point is nearly impossible.
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They really are a pain. I can attach my computer to the TV and use it, (which is why I know that the video card is working) but that defeats the purpose of having a laptop. Plus, it's not really comfortable to sit two feet away from the TV (my VGA cord is short) while working.
 

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Oh that sucks I was talking to a computer repair guy about mine and he was saying that with laptops it isn't that their parts are any harder to repair, but in worst case senario's you have to pay for 4 hours work on a 30 second fix, the works taking it apart and putting it back togeather again

Hope everything goes well you
 
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I'm potentially seconds away from fixing the problem. The power inverter from my wife's old comp is built exactly the same, just two of the parts on it have different numbers on them. I just need to find out if this matters.
 

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Good job SDS.
So glad you were able to fix it yourself. I would have had to purchase another one

Here kitty kitty kitty!

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Good job SDS.
So glad you were able to fix it yourself. I would have had to purchase another one

Here kitty kitty kitty!

Ken
With Vaios at least, it's an easy fix (for a computer), if you've got the part. You've just got to remove four screws and then undo the tape (which is, admittedly, no easy task. They use tape affixed with superglue, it seems). The power inverter is a really obvious piece of electronics, and it has two simple plugs going into it.
 

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Good job SDS! Glad you were able to get your lap top fixed!

Naughty kitty shouldn't be drinking water while using the computer! lol
 
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Squirt guns I have found are an invaluable tool for keeping kitty out of where he/she has no business being. Like atop my aquarium on a deep sea fishing trip at three in the morning!
 
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