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Old 03-12-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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My laptop which is less than two years old has a screen problem. When I move the angle of the screen or watch a movie, I get a fuzzy white rolling screen. I connected a separate monitor to it, and when I get that fuzzy white rolling screen on the laptop, there are no issues with the monitor, just only on the laptop screen. I'm on my laptop now and the screen is fine, it only happens when I move the angle of the screen or play a movie. Anyone had this issue before. Is it an easy fix or would I have to take it to the shop?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Probably going to need to take it to a shop. The connection somewhere between the screen and the motherboard is failing. It sounds to me that it could be the cable the connects the screen to the motherboard that is failing.
This usually requires a brand new screen.
There is a slim chance that the cable may just be loose, in which case if you are handy you could check yourself. I am not optimistic this would be the problem, though.

Google "*make and model laptop* disassemble"
Bunch o nerds out there that disassemble these things on youtube like you just wouldn't believe. lol
And see how easy it is to get to the cable. Some laptops make it super easy.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Probably going to need to take it to a shop. The connection somewhere between the screen and the motherboard is failing. It sounds to me that it could be the cable the connects the screen to the motherboard that is failing.
This usually requires a brand new screen.
There is a slim chance that the cable may just be loose, in which case if you are handy you could check yourself. I am not optimistic this would be the problem, though.

Google "*make and model laptop* disassemble"
Bunch o nerds out there that disassemble these things on youtube like you just wouldn't believe. lol
And see how easy it is to get to the cable. Some laptops make it super easy.
Thanks will try!
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Thanks will try!
As a note, I rarely see the cables fail on a laptop--there's no real reason for them to do so unless the construction is so shoddy, it wears through the cable.

9\10 video problems I see with most laptops is with the LCD screen (either CCFL or LED). If the problems pops up after a while, or disappears on its own after a while, it might be the video chipset (either a discrete card or the motherboard).

You can get LCDs pretty cheap on eBay, usually for around $89 shipped within the United States.

Taking out an LCD is pretty easy as well. You take out the little rubber stoppers around the bezel, unscrew between 4-8 screws, pop off the bezel with a guitar pick, unscrew the screen from the hinges\brackets, and replace it. The LCD has a specific model number on the back that makes finding a new one easy.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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As a note, I rarely see the cables fail on a laptop--there's no real reason for them to do so unless the construction is so shoddy, it wears through the cable.

9\10 video problems I see with most laptops is with the LCD screen (either CCFL or LED). If the problems pops up after a while, or disappears on its own after a while, it might be the video chipset (either a discrete card or the motherboard).

You can get LCDs pretty cheap on eBay, usually for around $89 shipped within the United States.

Taking out an LCD is pretty easy as well. You take out the little rubber stoppers around the bezel, unscrew between 4-8 screws, pop off the bezel with a guitar pick, unscrew the screen from the hinges\brackets, and replace it. The LCD has a specific model number on the back that makes finding a new one easy.
Great info thanks!

Actually it was a quick fix. The problem surfaced when I moved the angle of screen/tilt, the quick fix is, get this, I move the angle screen/tilt again and it goes away..
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