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December 1, 2004, 1:53 pm
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good shape except for the TFT LCD screen. There are two .25" vertical
white bars that run up the left side of the screen. The other 90% of
screen appears to be perfect - no dead pixels, colors are nice and
First, are the two vertical bars there because the screen is bad, or
could another broken part produce the same symptoms?
I assumed the LCD panel was bad, so I opened the case. The panel is
LG LP141X2-B. If you were to look at a picture of the back of the
there is a 20 pin flat bar connector just to the lower right of the
code, where the white plastic edge meets the green plastic edge. This
where the ribbon cable from the Gateway connects. I've looked around
web for an exact replacement (LP141X2-B), but that model number is
a reasonable price. Most that I've found (especially on Ebay) are
described as LP141X2. They say they are suitable replacements for a
9100, but the picture of the back looks slightly different from mine.
current LP141X2 model looks identical to mine except there is a band
copper foil that appears to run from where the connector is on my
down to the bottom of the panel where another connector is now
Does anyone know if this is simply a jumper type arangement on the new
LP141X2 so that they could move the cable connection to the bottom of
If I purchased one of these, could I remove this extension and will
original connector I need be there just to the bottom right of the bar
code? LG's website is pretty useless as far as trying to contact
with this question. Thanks in advance for your help!