What's Gone Wrong With My Display?

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  1. skywalka

    skywalka Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys,

    I turned off my laptop and a few seconds later turned it back on and the display is now messed up.

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    It's affecting the bottom 3/4 and it gets worse from left to right.

    It's affecting the BIOS screen so looks like a hardware problem. The problem goes away then comes back.

    Monitor or video card? Power?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Alienware-Wasserman

    Alienware-Wasserman Company Representative

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    If it is also afflicting the BIOS screen then it looks like a hardware problem. The easiest way to check if it is the video card would be connecting it to an external display.
    I'm bending more towards an LCD issue.
     
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    ll_r1d0_ll Notebook Consultant

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    looks like LVDS cable issue to me
     
  4. skywalka

    skywalka Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the advice. I plugged it into my TV via HDMI and duplicated the screen. The picture on my TV was fine. I guess that means it’s a screen problem.
    Thanks for the tip. Can you give me any more information? Is this easy to fix?
     
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    ll_r1d0_ll Notebook Consultant

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    well yeah it is not that much hard to fix it if it is surely an LVDS cable issue..all you have to do is take your lcd apart and remove the cable from the back of your LCD panel and from the motherboard connector and replace it in the same way like your removed the old one
     
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