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Dell Inspriron 700M- DvD drive plays audio on the dvd but not pic

Work when I first brougt it refurbed.. perfect conditon everything worked fine. Wouldn't peg it to be a lemon..brought it from a doctor. I've had the laptop for about 6 months. Now... the DVD's open in the program- you can hear the audio but no picture. Just a scrambled looking digitezed pinkish green screen?? HELP.. did someone touch the eye of my drive. or.. do I need to clean it??

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To determine if you have a faulty LCD screen or a faulty video card, connect an external monitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first the the laptop. The video output should automatically switch to the external monitor. If you get a normal image then the video card is OK, and the fault is with the LCD screen.
If you still get a bad image, then the fault could be a faulty video card or video RAM. Most laptops use part of the main RAM module for video RAM, try reseating the RAM modules and or test the RAM modules. If the RAM is OK then the fault is the video card.
If you can determine the fault then I can possibly offer a solution.

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