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Screen flickers, then goes black, though the program is still running. I can swing the screen up and down, and it will come on again, briefly. Then it flickers and goes black again. Does this sound like a loose screen cable? Or an LCD converter? If so, how can I repair i?. Thanks. Great website.

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