Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Fix The Screen On An Hp Pavilion Dv2000

Fixing an HP Pavilion DV2000 laptop screen isn't a process exclusive to the domain of expensive, professional computer repairmen. Understanding screw and cable connector locations is key, but with no previous electronics repair experience and only a flat head and a Phillips-head screwdriver, you can adjust the Pavilion DV2000 monitor's brightness, check the inverter board and cable, and rectify a mistakenly disconnected LCD cable in order to restore a proper operating state.


1. Adjust the monitor brightness on the Pavilion DV2000 if it is too dark. There are monitor brightness keys on the top of the keyboard that can be toggled. If the brightness was accidentally turned all the way down, the laptop's display will appear completely dark.

2. Disconnect the HP Pavilion DV2000 from the power source (wall outlet, power strip, etc.). Close the computer and turn it over if the monitor brightness fix did not repair the screen.

3. Remove the Pavilion's battery as an important safety precaution. The battery's outline can be seen at the very top of the laptop's bottom, and directly below this and slightly to the left will be a battery release slider that can be activated to pop out the battery.

4. Turn the Pavilion back over and open the display so that it is facing you. Look along the bezel, or perimeter, that runs around the actual screen. You will see six plastic caps--four along the top of the bezel, and one at each of the bottom corners. Use your fingernails or the edge of a flat head screwdriver to wedge under these caps and pop them off, revealing a screw underneath each.

5. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to take out each of these screws.

6. Use your fingers to separate the Pavilion's now loose screen bezel. Pull it away gently.

7. Check the inverter cable. This cable is on the inverter board directly beneath the exposed screen. There are two white connectors on either side of the screen inverter board. Ensure that the two cables that come from the sides are securely plugged in here. If not, simply reinsert the cable into the white connectors until they snap into place. This will restore the monitor's backlight.

8. Remove the center screw on the inverter board if the inverter cable connector fix does not work. Disconnect the two cables and take out the loose inverter board.

9. Use your Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four screws on the bottom of the exposed screen. Two will be in the display hinge on the bottom right, while the other two will be in the display hinge on the bottom left.

10. View the back of the screen now that you have access. Pull the top of the screen carefully away from the back casing of the Pavilion to reveal the flat LCD cable pinned along the back of the screen. It should be connected to a long, flat connector along the top of the screen with a clear piece of adhesive. If it is not, slide the cable back into the connector until it clicks, then replace the adhesive. This will restore video to your Pavilion's screen.

Tags: inverter board, monitor brightness, Pavilion DV2000, Phillips-head screwdriver, along bezel, back screen, cable connector