If you take a look inside the case, you may see the problem at hand.
With all of the "hits" and "knocks" you may have something lose inside or a piece of something touching somewhere it shouldn't. If something inside is pushing on the screen, it could give you the pixel problem.
The laptop you mention is a good enough machine. I do remember something awhile back about a "cd-rom cable problem" that affected the keyboard functions on this machine, but it was some time ago. I will try and locate this, but I do not know if I will be successful
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Best Buy should honor the two year. Keep in mind that the "punch" could let them out of their warranty. You should leave that part out of the talks! Go here for more info: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id...goryId=cat10008
Edited by micaman, 19 November 2005 - 02:37 AM.