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My Laptop Screen flickers


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#1 yasai90

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:09 PM

Hello.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ 50 Notebook. For the past couple of months the screen would flicker at random moments. It doesn't seem to be triggered when i move the monitor up and down. It's very random.

I tried to update my drivers for my monitor but it said it was up to date.

I found a youtube video that showed similar flickering to the flickering i have, although mine is a bit more worse
the link is here




Here are my specs

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Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
AMD Turion X2 RM-70 86 C
Griffin 65nm Technology
RAM
3.0GB DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Wistron 360A (Socket A)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1280x800@60Hz)
256MB GeForce 8200M G (HP) 101 C
Hard Drives
195GB Seagate ST9200827AS ATA Device (SATA) 46 C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7561S ATA Device
Audio
Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221
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#2 adamvaldez

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

This is a hardware issue. The internal connection cable between LCD and Motherboard is damaged or has a loose connection. There is nothing much you can do. Best thing will be to show it to hardware professional.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:59 AM

Agreed

You can prove that it is the monitor by plugging a regular monitor into the back to see if the flicker goes away.
If it does you probably have a hardware issue with the display.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

If the temperatures listed next to the CPU and video card are the actual measured temperature, then they are both overheating. Problems like this could happen when the video card is hot enough to boil water. I'd make sure that the heatsink is clean and the fan works.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:43 PM

Purchase some canned air and blow out the vents, all of them, and see if the temperatures reduce.

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