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Sometimes my Compaq laptop computer screen gets all pink and pixley. It is like a magenta pink. It dosen't do it everytime just randomly but sometime I cannot get it to go away. Sometime when I would restart my computer it would return to normal but now it is not.

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The issue is with the connection to the monitor from the motherboard. Since it is a laptop, it is harder to troubleshoot and fix. If you know anybody who is good with computers, have them remove the monitor and the shell around the motherboard. Then check and clean the connections from the motherboard to the monitor. Will probably be a ribbon looking cable. Also, try moving the monitor when it changes and see if it goes back.

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It sounds as if the culprit here is going to be either the screen itself, or the video card. On a desktop PC, this would be fairly simple to troubleshoot because you could switch out the monitor with one that is known to be working properly. If that did not solve the problem, you would next need to look at your video card. If the computer had onboard video, you could install an aftermarket video card and disable the onboard video.

Unfortunately, with a laptop it isn't quite that simple and you will more than likely have to take the unit to a professional repair service.

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Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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