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Right side of screen flickering (top to bottom)

I had my toshiba for about 4 years now, Everything fine but I noticed that electric cord insert to back of machine is loose. I believe this is the culprit. How can I fix this? The right side of screen is flickering alot from top to bottom.

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  • siammurph Feb 19, 2008

    I took my laptop to a repair shop and she told me that the LCD needs to be replaced. I was mistaken about the loose power connection. It is loose but the repair gal told me that it has nothing to do with the problem.



    I can still work on my laptop and I guess I will continue to use it with the flickering. I hate to throw it away or retire it to the computer junk yard just yet,



    My Toshiba still putters away even with a missing battery, four letters missing from the key pad, and with a dvd tray that needs to be pulled out with your finger nail.


  • siammurph Feb 21, 2008

    I can't believe it. The repair gal was either incompetent or trying to rip me off. She offered me $50 bucks for my computer for parts and told me it wasn't worth it to fix it. I go on EBay to bid for a broken same model so I can use the LCD. Luckily, I was outbid because I took apart my laptop yesterday and look inside. The ribbon was fine. Today, I was doing a search for loose plug and low and behold it suggested that it is indeed the culprit! I wiggled the plug and the lines disappeared!

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Your laptop screen has a thin ribbon connecting the screen to the mainboard. after upening and closing your screem these pins sometimes breaks causeings streaks in your screen. My compaq note book has to be resoldered because of a lose connection on back for power. your gonna want to get that fixed before you fry your board. costs about 50 bucks for an hours work to get that solderd. It could be linked to your flikering issue..

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