Screen began to fade out on a regular basis and show colored lines through the display, gradually over a few minutes until the visual locked up, not the computer, just the screen. Initially I could adjust the angle of the screen and it would instantly return to normal. After a while it would slowly start fading color, then with the lines, lock up and the cycle would get shorter and shorter until I could no longer use it effectively. Now, the screen is completey dark and I have to connect an exterior monitor. Is it possible to fix, or do I need to have screen replaced, and if so, is it cost effective?
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Re: HP Pavilion Laptop Screen
Bearing in mind you mention the viability of cost, I'm thinking your laptop is out of warranty. This does sound like a pretty major problem, one which HP need to look at. You can always approach them for a quote first, with a min/max price, before you decide whether to go ahead or not.
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Basically, your screen is dying. Sooner or later the screen will display more color lines. If somehow it is not acceptable anymore, then you need to replace your screen. The screen cost is around $55 (at eBay). If you can't install the new screen, then you can ask local laptop tech person to install it; it may cost you $50 or more. Sometimes, pressing the top of the screen (where the line is displayed) may solve the problem.
I had the same problem on a dv9000 as well.
Did you use the laptop much on the couch/beds etc? (So the temperature went up)?
My video chip became "unsoldered" by a manufacturing fault.
If above is the case, please contact your local dealer.
Please try updating your videocard driver (try using save mode with networking if Windows doesn't want to startup the regular way anymore)
The drivers are on HP's website, here : support.hp.com
if the computer works fine for the first few minutes without the fan spinning, you probably only need to replace the fan. when the image is fading, do you get lots of flashy colors? that's mostly a sign of graphics overheating...
Hi, i understand ur problem and try to the following steps. Shut down the NB and turn it on and repeatedly tap F10 key until you see a blue screen and then tap F9 key once and load the bios defaults. Wait for some time and check if u can see the lines and the green blobs. If u still see the same on the screen, it means that there is some problem with the mother board. If u have still warranty left on the laptop, contact the technical support of HP so that they will take the laptop for service. This will definitely work
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You are not alone with this problem. Some lines (like mine) run vertically rather than horizontally. The solution - sue HP. These screens have a known fault ie the Nvidia graphics chip is known to be the culprit. The company knows all about this issue but expect us to pay to put it right - sue them, you can do it online for around £35 (UK).
As per your description, I find that the issue is with the LCD Backlight which is also called as LCD Inverter which lights up the LCD to show us the Display on the LCD Display.
If this Backlight is gone bad, you will be barely able to see the Display on the LCD.
Coming to the Noise you had mentioned above can be from the Cooling fans of the Notebook which will be spinning at high speed when the Notebook starts and will reduce gradually after few minutes.
I recommend you to try cleaning the Cooling fan vents using any Vacuum Cleaner or Air Blower.
I recommend you to contact any nearest HP Authorized Service Center and get the LCD Backlight replaced.
Hope this helps....