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Display problem i am having horizontal lines flickering at the bottom of the lcd monitor. I dont know if it's software or hardware problem. can somebody help me? They're not just flickering lines they're like replicated parts of the screen. they come and then go and come back again. It's actually annoying. Making me think it must be caused by some kind of a virus. i would appreciate any form of help. thank you.

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To determine if the LCD display is faulty or the video card is faulty, connect an external monitor to the video port of the laptop. Power up the external monitor first then boot up the laptop. The video information will divert to the external monitor automatically. If yo see a normal image on the external monitor then the video card is OK. If not then the video card is faulty and it is part of the motherboard and it will need to be replaced. This may not be a cost effective solution.
If the video card is OK the the problem maybe the video cable or connector, reseat the video cable/connector where it connects to the motherboard.

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Your display problem is not cause of virus but it is cause of hardware problem u need to do service of your laptop from company were u purchase

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