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I can not see anything but lines all over my laptop screen.

My laptop screen looks like it has had a magnet close to it, but i dont think it has. There are colorful lines all over it. What do i do?

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Video corruption. Try booting from a Linux Live-CD - if that fixes it then your OS was corrupted, reinstall it. If not try using an external monitor - if it's the same then the video chip (and the entire laptop with it) is dying. Non replaceable, buy a new laptop. If it works then the lcd panel (or the connections to it) are gone - take it to a shop, nothing you can fix.

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SOURCE: What do I do to fix my computer screen?

you need to get the display ic replaced in the service centre

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