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A plus 220-1001 – Exam Objective 1.2

A+ Exam Objective 1.2

1.2 Given a scenario, install components within the display of a laptop.

Wi-Fi antenna connector/placement

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Welcome to ExamNotes by CertBlaster! Here we
will look at what you need to know to satisfy A+ 220-1001 sub-objective 1.2. We
will examine the functions available and the features of a laptop display
panel. While most of us think of it as simply “the lid”, more and more features
are finding their way into the laptop display panel. We will begin by examining
the types of displays available for the laptop display. The display type can
provide space for other components without adding size. Laptop displays break
down into two main types: LCD and OLED. These display types can be defined
further by their characteristics.


LCD is a term that has had its definition evolved as the
technology has improved. The basic LCD design consists of a liquid crystal
material sandwiched between two clear plastic sheets with a light source behind
the package. The liquid crystal material is divided into small squares.

Each square is independent of the others and each is capable of
32-bit color depth. These squares are referred to as pixels and many monitors
are classified by its monitor pixel count, that is, how many pixels wide and
how many pixels high is the screen’s resolution. For example, you may see a
display listed as 1680×1050. This indicates that there are 1,680 independent
rows of pixels arranged horizontally on the display and 1,050 rows of pixels
arranged vertically. You may also see values such as DPI (Dots per Inch). With
DPI, more is better. Here is a great comparison of how pixels have been and are
used to provide imperceptibly clean images. Remember, these images are greatly

Pixel geometry (This image was created by Pengo, many

The time it takes a pixel to respond to a changed value is known
as the response time. The response time is defined as the time it takes a pixel
to change from completely black to completely white, and then return back to
black. The response time is measured in milliseconds. Response times vary from
1ms to 11ms. The monitor’s cost varies according to its response time. Use
these numbers to ballpark the monitors you are choosing. Often, the response
time measurement is instead the response time for the pixel to go from grey to white
to grey. In addition, with no true definition of grey, these measurements are
highly inconsistent. Instead, use your eyes and look for ghosting and viewing
angle when selecting a monitor.


There are three technologies used in LCDs: TN, TTL, and IPS. Let’s
familiarize ourselves with these three technologies.

TN – Twisted
Nematic (TN) screens have exceptional response times, brighter colors, and
crisp imaging. The downside to this technology is that they use considerably
more power while providing a restricted viewing angle compared to the other

TTL – describes
a digital circuit that uses Transistor Translator Logic (TTL). The
term has also been used to describe monitors that accept digital signals as
opposed to analog signals such as composite or component.

IPS – In-Plane
Switching (IPS) technology
provides an enhanced viewing experience when compared to the other display
types. IPS offers truer colors and an expanded viewing angle when compared to
the others.

vs. LED backlighting

For all the previously discussed screen technologies, keep in
mind that there is no light emitted from the screens themselves. Like a
photographic “negative” or a projector slide, the screens need illumination for
us to see the image. That is where the concept of backlights comes in. Two
types of backlights are shown below.


CCFL – Cold
Cathode Fluorescent Light (CCFL), or its common name fluorescent light, is
simply a fluorescent light placed behind the display. Multiple lights can be
used but each one requires its own Inverter board. The Inverter converts DC
current into AC current to power the bulb. If two lights are used, two
inverters are required to power them.

LED – Light
Emitting Diodes (LED) are
quite bright and very efficient in terms of energy consumption. LEDs are also
environmentally friendly. One of the reasons for their efficiency comes from
the fact that the power does not have to be “inverted” for use. The LED is able
to use DC power straight from the motherboard with no waste. In addition, LEDs
themselves are small, efficient, and quite bright. When placed behind the LCD,
they produce bright accurate color. Here are images of a LED panel and a CRT
monitor display. Both are highly magnified for detail but the similarity is




Another type of display is the OLED (Organic
Light – Emitting Diode) which uses a thin LED film of organic material
sandwiched between two electrode grids. There’s no backlight and the lower
light produced by the LED film allows for better contrast and deep blacks. This
display type is best suited to low light environments where you can see the
benefits of the technology.

What’s in the lid?

We’ve examined the types of technology used in laptop displays, but
the lid also contains some other necessary items that make sense being in the

Wi-Fi Antenna

Your Wi-Fi antenna benefits
greatly in range and performance if you can get it up in the air an extra foot
or two. Putting the Wi-Fi antenna in the lid makes a lot of sense.

Webcam &

When it comes to webcam and microphone placement, the laptop lid
is the ideal location. This makes videoconferencing or chatting much more


A digitizer is a device, or even an overlay on your LCD panel,
that takes physical input, such as finger or stylus movement, and converts it
digitally on your display. For example, this device makes it possible to draw
directly into a graphics program. This is a great accessory for a graphic
artist and provides him/her the opportunity to create and digitally modify
their creations. The digitizer can be considered a touchscreen.

And that friends, is it for 220-1001 1.2. Not a lot but you need to know it! Good luck on the exam!

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