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The left half of my screen is black with some vertical lines. The right half is perfect. I hooked it to an external moniter and it works fine. Sometimes if it is on long enough the left side of the laptop screen will flash a full pic then go back to black. Any ideas?

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  • pemolitor Sep 29, 2009

    Thanks!! Thats what I thought. Iv'e tried the inverter and unpluged and replugged all the conections. The onlything I haven't tried was replacing the lcd.

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Yes, the LCD is failing and will need to be replaced. Replacement LCDs run about $150 (on EBay) and take about an hour to replace.

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Yes you need a new lcd, there are laptop repair guides that show you how to disassemble a screen lid and swap the lcd. Otherwise, any repair shop will replace for you , I work for Computer Repair NYC andwe do this repair frequently.

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Sounds like your display is failing. there may be a disconnect on the zif (zero insertion force) socket inside your laptop. If you have the skill and the manual, you can open the laptop and check the zif connector. (Warning: depending on your agreement, this may void your warranty.) alternately, if it is still under warranty, send it back to Dell for repair.

Replacement screens are fairly simply to install, and Dell likely has a surplus of them in stock. You might also find one on Ebay or other sites with previous owners who part out broken laptops if you wish to repair it yourself.

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