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Screen prolem screen has matrix style static lines and grids which disrupts the screen

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I am having the same problem. there is a little plate below that says "FCC TRANSMITTER" w/ three screws. i found it was damaged this morning, and once removed, it works fine. there is something under there that screws with the image sent from the video if something touches it. try removing the plate, and cleaning under there. me, i'm going to buy a new plate to replace the damaged one. it's mazing how finnickey computer guts are.

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I have the same problem, tried to connect an external monitor, on boot, matrix like grid lines appeared still, (on the external monitor). This means it must be something inside the laptop.

Any ideas?
This is my only real source of work.
Right now i'm using my home made server to communicate with the the world which isn't the best solution.

Thanks Guys.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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First, plug a external monitor ant toggle the screen to see if it displays correctly. This will discard software or configuration issues.
If the external monitor works correctly the problem is in the LCD screen.
You can find replacement LCD screens here:

Posted on May 28, 2008

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Try to lose the screen then make some clleaning n couple it back if it doesnt work, then suspect the connector

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