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Laptop display screen problem lenovo E520 My screen started to have problems with colours. (oranges became blue) by adjusting the screen slightly I could fix this. over time this problem became worse, and when the screen did not show correct colours the mouse does not work. Now the screen has gone grey, without an image, with slight widely spaced vertical stripes and it is very difficult to even get a start up screen. Laptop works perfectly when attached to an external monitor. Please can anyone diagnose the fault or point me in the right direction?

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My first thought was that the graphics card component in the machine had gone wrong, but this would be more likely to go quickly I think, and you can use an external monitor, so the graphics card should be OK.
It therefore looks like either the inverter for the screen or the screen itself has broken down.
Either of these requires fairly specialist repair and my advice would be to find out how much it would cost and consider whether or not it would be more economic to put that money towards a more up-to-date machine, depending how old yours is.
I also found a pdf format manual here:
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e420_e520_ug_en.pdf
in which you may find more information to help your decision.
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