Swapped cd rom, now the screen won't work.

August 16, 2011 at 06:34:51
Specs: Macintosh
Swapped a cd drive, now the screen no longer works
Fujitsu Lifebook c2210

A friend asked me to replace the cd drive with another one. After doing so, the screen is just black...

Computer was powered off of course, held power button for 15-20 seconds as well.

First, I took the cd drive out, put the new one in(not new) and the screen was black. It powers on, lights up, cd drive does as well but I have no screen!

I took that cd drive back out and power cycled the machine, held power button for 15-20 seconds and left it sit for a few and it powered on and the screen worked fine.

So then I tried another cd drive. Same problem as before except I am unable to get the screen to work this time like I did after the first cd drive I tried.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

I'm trying not to open this puppy up if I don't have to, I've disassembled many laptops though so it's not a problem if it's needed. I just don't understand why the cd drives are causing me problems with the screen.


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#1
August 16, 2011 at 07:22:53
Change the BIOS to auto detect for the secondary master.

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#2
August 16, 2011 at 07:29:17
I get nothing from the screen now, its always black, I have it in pieces now...No hard drive, cd drive, floppy drive. Just the essentials to turn the machine on. I'm completely stuck! Screen has always worked in the past for these folks. Then I add an alternative cd rom...and now the screen gives me nothing, ever. I got it back on after the first alternate cd rom but then the second cd rom seems to have killed the screen...I don't understand =(

Starting to think I'm going to have to pay for this POS! I don't see how what I've done could have screwed the screen up but...regardless, I'm sure I'll pay for it if I don't figure out what happened. I unplugged the cmos battery as well for a good 20 minutes or so, still nothing.


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#3
August 16, 2011 at 08:51:11
On a laptop, removing the battery isn't enough to clear the BIOS. I think a jumper has to be set as well.

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#4
August 16, 2011 at 09:04:53
Did you remove the main battery before messing with the drive?

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#5
August 16, 2011 at 13:46:16
I cannot find any documentation on the where abouts of said jumpers. I did however, disconnect the cmos battery, it's been sitting all day in pieces. I'm going to put it back together and see if it works out. I hope it does, really can't afford to pay for this thing!

Also, @mickliq, All power, ie: psu, battery as well as holding the power down for a 60 seconds was performed prior to taking out the cd rom.

If anyone knows of a place with documentation on where the jumpers to reset cmos would be, I would be in your debt from a desperate man here! =)


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#6
August 16, 2011 at 19:12:14
http://www.pc-ap.fujitsu.com/suppor...

Download manuel on that page.

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#7
August 16, 2011 at 19:26:43
Yes, thankyou. I've already found that one, unless I'm missing something I'm not sure what else in the "users manual" that will help me.

I was looking for the cmos reset jumpers. In case unplugging the battery didn't work. I've had that happen before.


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