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#1 PGHinBKK

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Hey all!

This may not be the appropriate area for this problem, but since I don't know if it's hardware-bsed or software-based, I'll start here, and you mods, of course, please feel free to redirect it if necessary.

My trusty workhorse laptop, an Acer emachines D725, has been giving me a hot-pink screen background for about a year or so now. I hatge to take anything to the shops here, but it is finally getting on my nerves a little TOO much. The areas that should be white (like the background of a Word-doc page, or this text-window) are this hot-pink color.
Is there something I can do to try to remedy this, or does it sound like the issue is one for a shop?

Thanks all!
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:47 AM

Hi,

If you can connect the laptop to an external monitor, check if the problem continues or not.
If the image is OK them the problem is the connection to the internal display or on the display itself, if you see the same result on the external monitor then the problem is on the graphics card, probably more difficult to solve/replace because normally the graphic card is included on the motherboard.

In any case you will need to visit a good repair shop to fix the problem.

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#3 PGHinBKK

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

Sleepydude,

Yes the other day I plugged in my old CRT-type monitor to the laptop and the picture was fine. So it's the connection to the screen eh? Crap.....

I've heard of only one shop in this area that is halfway decent with laptops, so I'll give them a shot...(sigh)

If I sound overly dramatic, it's becuse describing the 'no hurry' attitude of workers here (with everything except driving and turning a line at a checkout-register into a mob) is simply impossible. I use this laptop daily, and hate to see them take their time at getting around to fixing it...one can walk into an empty shop, where the workers are watching TV and chatting, but when they take your unit they'll tell you how busy they are and how backed-up they are, etc...hopefully it won't take that long...

Thanks for your prompt reply...
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