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Inverted screen When I boot up, the colors are inverted. The text is white and the background is black. Everything is inverted, making it impossible to read. I even tried to do a system restore. No luck.

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  • brushwk May 20, 2008

    Yes, I have. Everything is configured correctly.

  • brushwk May 20, 2008

    I hooked up a different monitor and it works beautifully. I really think that when it was in a screen saver mode, that when I went to touch the pad I touched more than 1 key. Sure hope there is a solution that you gurus can offer me.

  • brushwk May 28, 2008

    Any other suggestions?

  • Dung Nguyen May 11, 2010

    Have you gone into display properties ?

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I have the same problem on mine, it started acting up this morning. According to my research it's a bad lcd screen; you must replace the screen.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Sounds like the graphics chips are playing up, try connecting your laptop to an external monitor and see if thats the same

Posted on May 20, 2008

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