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The screen on my Dell Inspiron 4000 goes crazy (for lack of a better term) sometimes.

The screen on my laptop goes all pixelated and crazy sometimes. It seems to happen when I accidentally bump the lid (when my laptop is on and open) and wiggling the lid of the laptop is the only way to more or less "jiggle" the screen display back to normal.

Do I need a new video card or a new LCD screen?

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Neither, sounds like the cable from the LCD to the System board is loose. There is a bezel along the top of the keyboard that you can pry off then reseat the cable.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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