My HP laptop started with a few colored lines on the screen, then the amount of them grew and quite a few are there now. But then it fell the short distance from my sofa to the floor. I dont know if that was just the last straw, or if that was a very bad fall, but the screen turned kinda white with tons and tons of the colored lines on it. But the funny thing is that the screen still changes color with the desktop and when i twist the screen to the left it shows the screen until i let go of the screen. That makes me think its just a loose wire, but i need help...
P.S. it works on an external monitor.
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Re: Screen wires loose?
That sounds like there are one or more components (eg. coil or capacitors) that are lose inside your screen. Ther are high frequenzies working in there and sometimes
it happens that some componets vibrate to the point to where
the soldering point breaks down and the component get lose and
there is no longer any contact to it.
Can also be that one or more circuit boards are cracked in there. Unfortunately i dont think there is much you can do but let a repair and service man look at it unless you are of a technical nature and skilled in soldering.
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This is a high voltage horizontal output problem. Could just be a loose connection or an intermitant component failure. If you can get into it, check for any loose connections. Sometimes this can also be caused by a large accumulation of dust. Make sure you unplug it before opening it up.
that is a faulty data cable from the system board to the back of the lcd screen. you can try reattaching the cable yourself, or replacing the cable with a new one. You can use an external monitor and it should be very clear. That means the issue is not the system itself, but rather, the cable that connects the screen to the board.
If these lines are colored running up and down the screen then you most likely have either a loose cable if this is a desktop. If this is a laptop or a flat screen monitor this can be caused by a faulty or loose inverter.
On a laptop you can tell if it is loose by squeezing the bottom two corners right below the LCD on the bezel. If the screen changes then the inverter is most likely loose. Same goes for an LCD monitor. If the screen stays the same then the inverter usually needs to be replaced.
If its your laptop's own screen that's going white its a known issue with the old Presarios and Armada laptops that their graphics boards or connectors wear out and eventually lead to "Whiteouts". Take it to a HP repair centre if possible, they can quote for repair. It might just b be the graphics cable needs reseating in whcih case it would be quite cheap to fix. If you you need a replacement graphics board it will be quite expensive and possibly not economical to repair.
If you mean an external monitor then once you have confirmed its not a loose cable or a pin broken at one end then the monitor itself is probably faulty.
You likely have a bad 'controller' board, the one that converts the analog monitor signal into Row and Column addresses to tell the screen which pixels to light up, and which color. You may have a loose connection where ribbon cables connect to the board or the LCD panel, but you'd have to take it apart to see. Likely the monitor part would be prohibitively expensive when you add in labor costs. If I owned it, I'd take it apart a bit and check for loose things... tom
i havent seen this question asked, and believe me i have searched. i have compaq presario, windows xp media edition 2005, 64 amd processor, model # SR2017CL, with HP 1703 17" monitor. Prob-put computer in hibernate mode other evening, without turning it off. when i woke up, screen had diagonal lines going across it. i rebooted, well manually restarted, since comp would not respond. Message comes up white with black writing, essentially, prob with active desktop, restore or turn off. i tried to turn off and screen went back to diag. lines. looks like the horizontal hold of a tv screen is asque. tried adjusting monitor to no avail. tried a few more times, was fine for a few mins then went to same thing. now when i turn monitor on it blinks red, blue, and so on. just whole screen that color. so i am at the point where i dont know if its the comp or the monitor. (i am quite a newby) ty for any help you can give ellie