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LCD flashes and flickers, partial display of bootup and then black screen

I have a Dell D505, here is what I'm experiencing:

Upon bootup, the LCD comes on but the bootup screen flickers, flashes, and is distorted. Then the LCD goes to block (although the backlight remains on) and there are intermittent scrambled images that appear on the LCD. The computer will boot up just fine, in fact when I hook up an external monitor the computer operates flawlessly.

I opened up the laptop and verified cables are secure, etc. My hunch is that I either have a bad lcd or a bad graphics chip on the motherboard, but I don't have a lot of experience with Dell Laptop repairs.

Can anyone suggest what the problem is and maybe even a possible solution? Thank you in advance.

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  • LODIVAR Mar 27, 2008

    my dell 6000 inspiron have a problem, it bootup but the display is half of the screen,and every time i push the lower part of the lcd screen sometimes becomes normal and if i release my hand the trouble back desame.

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Try the following:

Sometimes when you press and hold the corners of the LCD area (not on the LCD itself, but on the frame), and see if it gives you a picture (or at least flickers when you do so).

My opinion is that your LCD could need rewiring or replacing.

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