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My Hp Pavilion 2000 has wavy display lines on opening laptop, but if lid jiggled backwards it is corrected. Plugged into spare monitor it's OK, also if started when lid open. Doesn't have the overheat problem. Replace LCD cable ?

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You most likely are dealing with either a loose connection from the data cable to the lcd panel or the socket on the lcd panel itself is having issues. There are instances when the data cable will rub against the hinges and ground itself through the worn areas of the cable. The bezel on the screen needs to be removed and the cable inspected. Look for wear marks around the hinge area and then remove the screws on the side of the panel that attach to the hinge arms, this will allow access to the back of the panel to inspect the socket and cable connection.

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