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Anytime I moved my laptop, the screen would switch off. I left it with PC repair shop. They said it worked fine for them. I took it home. Now I just have to touch the laptop (usually lefthand corner beside mouse pad!) and the screen switches off. Sometimes it reboots as well without me doing it. When the screen switches off, if it doesn't reboot, I have to press power button to switch it off and then back on.

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If thats the case then its probably the cable from your screen to the motherboard. This cable is called the screen ribbon cable. these cables are not meant to be pulled out and in more than 2 times and after that they become unpredictable. Ask the shop if they can replace it.

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