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Screen Upgrade Alright, I recently decided to fix up my old gateway 9300 laptop by replacing a dying/short-circuiting screen and buying a new battery from ebay. Well, everything went fine except I didn't realize the screen size was different from the one I had installed... I had the wrong info written down somewhere, I don't know. Anyway, in theory, after replacing the small A-type ribbon connector for a C-type ribbon connector to accommodate the larger screen it should work since that's how this motherboard was designed. Problem is, when I booted it up, the screen was blurry in a messed up way; hard to describe. Images were blocky, big, and sort of blurry looking. You couldn't make out what the images were if you hadn't seen them prior to this. What could cause this? A graphics card or power supply issue?

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  • therepublica Jul 11, 2008

    I wouldn't think it was a video driver or resolution since the problem is before booting around post.

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Video driver, or screen resolution. Could be that your machine wasn't designed to accomadate this particular screen with the cuurent video card.

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