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Bottom 30% of screen flickers/has veritcal lines.

I haven't even had this Laptop for a year, and the LCD screen seems to have gone out. It is a Dell Latitude D520, excellent condition -- except for the screen, and the battery (won't hold charge anymore). In any case, I had a lot of people tell me it might be the battery/charge that may be causing the bottom half of the screen flicker and flash with vertical lines, and when I move the LCD screen from either side (holding it from the upper right corner and pulling it toward me while holding the upper left corner) it stops and then continues to flicker more.

Are there any ideas as to why this could be happening? I really hope it's as easy as opening the bad boy up and cleaning something out.

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soldbyajt,

It sounds as though the video card has gone bad in your system. There are a couple of things to try to eliminate the lcd.
If the LCD on the system shows no display or has other problems, here are some basic steps to take:
  1. If the LCD is not displaying any video, connect an external monitor to eliminate a no-POST problem. A good image on the external monitor eliminates a video card problem or a POST problem.
  2. Connect an external monitor when possible for all LCD-related problems to help eliminate a possible software or video card problem.
  3. If the LCD has lines on the screen, check the system during POST as well as system setup to determine if the lines are present in all modes of operation.

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This issues also come from the cable that connects the LCD with the motherboard. Have you opened the Laptop anytime and moved the cable?

Check these first. It sounds something loose or a something related to video card.

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