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White lines and fade desktop icons on screen

Laptop starts up normally but in a few minutes then, it displays white and pink lines then it changes the whole desktop icons and background into fade ones and made my display flicker

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    just prior to log in icon screen displays matrix style stream with lines

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The LCD screen is at fault. If your lappy is in warranty try replacing it. It would cost araound $50-$80

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Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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