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Streaky screen I bought my Acer laptop at the beginning of th semester. This morning when I left, my laptop worked fine. When I got home this evening after classes, it didn't work right. The screen appeared streaky. Across the top it read something like Windows Recovery Error, so I pressed and waited a moment. Like usual I typed in my password, even though I couldn't see the area. My wallpaper showed across the top .5" only and in this area only did my arrow show up. I turned the power of off/on and went through the same sequence. I had to go to the comp.commons on campus to even find the website. What should I do? I'm not even sure which Acer I have.

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Re: streaky screen

On the bottom of the laptop. You should find the serial number and model number.

It sounds like the LCD has some issues. I recently repaired a machine with a simular problem, but the screen was more "splashed" than streaked. By that i mean you could clearly see the screen was smashed.

Would you say your streaking is more like "Digital" streaking what we call "Artifacts" or its like a splash of water on it, where maybe its been smashed.

If its the other, try safe mode with VGA support. That should disable any other programs or settings causing the problem.

Oh! And when you first boot the machine, does the "ACER" logo look normal? How about the windows boot screens?

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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