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Inverted colors my 5100 works fine, but the display is showing opposite colors, white is black black is white, blue is orange ETC., i have replaced the LCD inverter, as well as checked all the cables. everything is seated correctly... i fear it is the panel but dont want to give up so easily

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On an external monitor it works fine, so i think the lcd panel is pooched

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Be certain it is not the video card connect it to an external monitor and test,
and reseat the video connector from the panel to the card.
look for bent connectors too.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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