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Compaq Presario R3000 - White 'ghost-like' Mist Covers Part of Left Screen


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#1 therockiswwf

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:00 PM

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So I randomly found my brother's old Compaq Presario R3000 and wanted to see out of curiosity if it still works. It runs Windows XP. Had to sit through a bunch of virus scans and updates (the thing was riddled with malware and viruses). Anyways so I fixed that but the entire time its had a white ghost mist covering a good part of the left side of the screen. I have no idea how to find out why it is doing that or how to fix it. I'm pretty good with virus removal but clueless when it comes to hardware problems.



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 05:43 AM

Connect an external monitor to the lappy, if the fault is gone then the screen is failing.



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 11:12 PM

100% correct. It was normal on the external monitor. Was going to give it to Goodwill but the cost for a screen replacement is too high. Into the trash I guess.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:46 PM

I'd still give it to Goodwill, I believe they are one of the proper vehicles for recycling such.

 

http://www.goodwill.org/press-releases/goodwill-and-dell-expand-free-computer-recycling-programs/

 

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Edited by hamluis, 25 November 2014 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

I didn't know they recycle electronics. I'll do that. Thanks.




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