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    TF101 backlight will not come on

    Tried turning on my TF101 today and the backlight will not come on. If I use a flashlight, I can see the screen is coming up, but just no backlight. It worked fine last night right before I went to bed. The tablet is not covered under warranty, so what are my options? Do you know how much ASUS charges to fix this problem? Is the backlight built into the screen or is it two separate parts? Does anyone know where I can purchase a backlight and replace it on my own? I need help ASAP

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Since you do not have a warranty, there is a chance the cable for the backlight got disconnected. You can open it and try to fix it yourself if you like.

    If you look in the Forum Favorites link in my signature, there is a link for Power/Lock Button issues. This is a guide on how to remove the bezel and open the unit without destroying it. You will need a T-4 Torx, Phillips #1 or Phillips #0 and a guitar pick. The guide does not go into removing the back plastic part, but there are four Phillips screws (one per corner) and then three on top and three on the bottom looking between the screen and back plate.


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    I am pretty mechanically inclined and already have the unit open. Where is the cable for the backlight? Does anyone have a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSLayton View Post
    I am pretty mechanically inclined and already have the unit open. Where is the cable for the backlight? Does anyone have a picture?
    Does anyone know where the cable for the backlight is? Also, if I send it in for repair, does anyone know how much getting the backlight repaired would be?

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    Did you find where the backlight cable was?

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    Would also love to know if you found a solution to this/which bit of the innards relates to the backlight as my Transformer just did pretty much exactly the same thing.

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    I guess no one knows where this backlight cable is located..

    My TF101 been out of commission for 2 months due to the same issue and out of warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EeepadTF101 View Post
    I guess no one knows where this backlight cable is located..

    My TF101 been out of commission for 2 months due to the same issue and out of warranty.
    Mine is currently also out of action. I contacted ASUS (both Taiwan and in Australia) what a backlight fix might cost, but both places gave me canned responses, so with that not much else to do than to send it in and hope for the best (and a reasonable price).

    I've opened it up, and the backlight cable is the same as the LCD cable as explained in this picture (http://www.transformerforums.com/for...30_160927-.jpg). Some have unplugged and plugged back in this one to solve their problem, however I'm not one of those.

    Further, mine still works (shine a bright light on it I can see everything working, as well as HDMI testing), but I get a low buzzing kinda noise from certain parts of the tablet, mostly towards the bottom. When the tablet is facing down, in the bottom left corner, under a protective black plastic, is a transparent flat cable with slight burn/melted plastic on it, and I think this is a connector from the main board to the lights. Not sure what circuitry is responsible for it.

    That's where I'm up to right now, but if I find out more I'll let you all know.

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    Try youtube, there are lots of videos on the tf101 backlight issue...
    Last edited by Cattblue; 10-19-2012 at 04:33 AM.

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    could a backlight problem cause color vertical lines

 

 

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