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Crazy horizontal lines on my Dell laptop (Inspiron 17R)


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#1 xboeing

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

I'm retired and still fix computers with software problems and that is not what this is.

 

My personal computer is a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop that works great except for the fact of these flashing lines that appear randomly across the screen.  I can fix it by moving the screen to a different tilt which makes the lines go away but is at a bad angle for me see.

 

I'm quite sure it's something to do with cable interace between the computer and the screen.  I think it just needs to be reseated.

 

So here's the question, how do I remove the screen from the computer so that I can reseat the dang ribbon cable?

 

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:09 PM

Does THIS look like the correct service manual for your laptop?  There may be some Youtube vids out there too but I didn't look.



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 05:43 AM

You probably don't have to remove the panel, just the keyboard.  I'm guessing that the panel is failing and it isn't just a loose cable.



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

If it were a desktop I'd have torn into it but laptops are, well kinda scary to the unintiated.  I found a local shop to do the work for me.  Turned out it was defective cable and for $130 plus 10 percent to the tax to our fine state, I'm up and running again.  Must be a caracteristic of the laptop breed of cat.  This a Dell and I had the exact same problem on my HP.  I fixed that problem by giving it away.

 

Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

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