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#1 sbdblyss

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:56 PM

Hey everyone,

I have a monitor that is acting strange. It is on a laptop. The screen is not cracked or broken. Sometimes the screen is fine, but most of the time it looks as follows:

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Thanks for any advice you have!
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

Try the monitor on another computer to eliminate the LCD display is damaged with the same cables connected to it now. If you get the same results, then try different cables. If the new cables make the monitor work as is then you need to replace your cables, and if the new cables do not rectify the issue. Then your monitor maybe damaged, but in cases like this the likely culprit is a dead or dying video card. Please dust out the computer with a can of air to allow the cooling fans to work as they should.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for the advice. This is a laptop so checking the cables and plugging it into another computer are not really options. It can't be software because it happens, or doesn't happen, immediately upon power up.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:34 PM

I think Cryptodan over looked the fact that this is a laptop by mistake, it can happen.

When graphics act up such as yours is doing, it is often a sign of an over heated graphics component or one that is failing.

What you should try is connecting the laptop VGA port to an external monitor, most laptops come with a VGA port.

If the chip is good on your motherboard, the display should be fine.

If this is the case, then there may be a faulty circuit between your inverter and the motherboard, or a faulty inverter.

First try the external monitor for a while and see if the problem is still evident.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:23 PM

Thanks Bruce.




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