Smoke from laptop after replacing the screen???? toshiba e205-s1904

Crosshair5599

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My mom dropped her laptop and the screen cracked, so I ordered a new one from amazon and replaced the screen. I had the front bezel off and the screen was screwed in securely with the lcd connector plugged in. I turned the laptop on and showed my mom and the display turned on fine, then all of the sudden I saw a bit of smoke come out from the bottom left. Since I had the battery in I had to turn it off by holding the power button until it shut down completely, My mom didn't see the smoke, but I did. You can still smell a hint of it.

I then took the display off, plugged it in without the battery in, and then plugged it into a monitor via hdmi. The computer worked perfectly. then tried plugging in the old screen (the cracked screen) and no issue (aside from it being cracked lol). I then tried the new screen and it worked. Keep in mind that the screen is not mounted on the metal frame, it's connected with the wire and I leaned it against a notebook to see what is displayed.

I even tried it with the battery again and nothing. Could it me that the back of the display is creating a short when it's installed in the computer (screwed in) because the back of the lcd screen could be pressing against the tinfoil of the front panel and shorting out. I am really not sure and tried googling around and need a second opinion of what to do.

 

hang-the-9

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Maybe you did not type something properly, what is the status now? Seems like you said everything was working now, and you are just afraid to assemble the system again? If the smoke came from the screen area, then yes you could have a short, you just need to make sure you assemble it the say way it was with the original screen and that none of the laptop to screen connections are crossing or are bent or torn.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
Maybe you did not type something properly, what is the status now? Seems like you said everything was working now, and you are just afraid to assemble the system again? If the smoke came from the screen area, then yes you could have a short, you just need to make sure you assemble it the say way it was with the original screen and that none of the laptop to screen connections are crossing or are bent or torn.
 

Crosshair5599

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Yup, the computer is assembled properly and everything is in working order!
 
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