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#1 neuroticsquirrel

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:28 PM

Of course this problem would happen to me in Japan where I'm not able to go up to a computer store and casually ask someone what it could be. (My language skills aren't really up to par.)

My computer will start up like normal for the first few seconds or minutes - it changes each time. Then the screen will just turn all white and sparkly. The whiteness just sort of wipes across the screen and stays. It's rather pretty. But I need to work! I think its a problem with the screen itself because I'm fairly certain that whatever program I was running before continues to run just fine. But I can't see it because the screen is white. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Or what I could do? Please help!

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:42 AM

Is this on a laptop? If not, remove the power from the screen alone for a while, then turn it on again & see if it comes good. If it does, that proves the monitor is at fault, & may give you time to safely shut Windows down. If it's a laptop, proving the cause becomes a little more complex.

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#3 neuroticsquirrel

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:52 AM

It is a laptop indeed. But it works now! I turned off the computer, pushed on the screen experimentally, and heard a popping noise. When I started it again, everything was working fine! Yay!
I hope this is not temporary. But the computer has been on fairly long now without any problems.
Thanks for your reply!
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:48 PM

Popping noise? Bad connection bad, backlight, cross your fingers and be prepared
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:57 PM

I agree with Mark, Save to floppy or cd diligently in case it goes paws up on you at an inconvenient time.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:36 PM

Keep your eye out for a cheap monitor to use in case the display does go. Also, familiarize yourself with how to switch to the external monitor before the screen gives out on you.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:34 AM

Yup my monitor turned white again (its working now though) so I'm thinking I'll have to take it in eventually. Backing up my data now. What do you mean, switch to the external monitor?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:00 AM

Most laptops have a VGA connector to run an external monitor. If the fault is in the LCD panel on your computer, rather than in its video circuitry, you could temporarily take advantage of this to avoid having to try to organise repairs right now, if you can get to borrow a monitor or buy a cheap one. But to set it up with your desktop etc on the external monitor, you need to have the laptop screen working for a while.

Edited by Platypus, 02 October 2007 - 07:01 AM.

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