Burning orange glow inside the corner of the laptop; screen is black
One night, played a long session of GTAV for 12 hours. My laptop gets pretty warm during playing. When I was feeling drowsy, I closed the lid of laptop, but forgot to close the game. I reopened the lid, to see a glowing orange glow and a burning smell from that region in the corner of my laptop in the crack between the keyboard and laptop monitor. I opened up my laptop but saw nothing that looked burned, or blackened.
I tried the main 3 methods already on YouTube that deal with the black screen:
- The discharging method didn’t fix the black screen.
- The ram stick method didn’t fix the black screen. (However, 3 weeks ago, I did install another 8GB of DRAM)
- Using the HDMI cable, the display works with the external monitor. I tried unplugging the HDMI cable to see if it’s a backlight inverter issue. The back light doesn’t appear to be the problem, because I don’t see any faint image on the screen with a flashlight.
I researched at it seems like a black screen could be a variet of issues: motherboard, GPU, backlight inverter, the screen itself, and I believed I narrowed it down to either the screen itself, but am scared to spend $74 for a LCD screen replacement and installing it improperly, when I could by another laptop.
Some more background:
I had small purple streaks/flickering on my screen, when I adjusted the angle of my laptop, for about 6 months, around January 2017. So I am not surpeised that the mnitor suddenly "burned out," but in amore dramatic way than I expected. I have had this laptop since 2014 (for 3 years).
Make and Model: ASUS N550JK
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i&-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 16.0 GB
System type: 64-bit OS