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strange display patterns on laptop

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#1 shayneC


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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:56 PM

I replaced the screen in this laptop because the old one was cracked. It still worked, but it was becoming more and more unusable. So I replaced the screen, but then the video went all funky on me. I thought it was the inverter, but I replaced that and now it's still doing the exact same thing. Here's what it's doing:

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I'm starting to think that it might be the cable that connects the screen to the motherboard because the VGA port still works, but I'm trying to make this thing mobile again. What do you guys think?


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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:31 PM

cable, loose connection or bad port on video card.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:16 PM

What model Dell is it?
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:23 AM

I'm starting to think that it might be the cable that connects the screen to the motherboard

Yes, I agree that symptom could be the LVDS loom. They can be touchy. You could try carefully cleaning each end with isopropyl alcohol and re-seating the loom.

Unfortunately, the problem could also be in the replacement panel.
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