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My laptop hp pavilion ze4900 has a red very narrow line going from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen and it also has a 4 inch gray color going from top to bottom as well as the normal white color on both sides. What do I do?

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Call the vendor for warranty support.

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1) The Pavilion dv9000 you're referring to is one of the Pavilion dv9000 series. The specific model number is on the bottom of the laptop, in a white Service Tag. P/N is Product Number. HP's model numbering system.

Just posted for future edification should you have problems with another laptop. All Model Numbers will be on the bottom of the laptop, HP or no.

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Switch Cover removed, (Plastic strip on top of the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen, I referred to before), the Display Cable is the cable (Wire) to the far Left. (Long connector) The cable next to it on the right, is the Microphone cable.
(Short connector)

(Next cable going to the right under is under the Keyboard, {But not connected to the Keyboard}, is the Camera cable. The long cable coming from under the Keyboard, and going off to the far right top corner, is the Wireless Antenna cable.

Also check the Backlight cable. This is the cable on the right side of the LCD screen, and goes to the Inverter mounted inside, at the bottom of the LCD Top Panel Cover. (The Lid, in otherwords) When you state your display does not come up, I assume you have checked the LCD screen with a flashlight, to see if the problem is just the Backlight Bulb is not working. An LCD screen does not provide enough light by itself. Needs that type of Florescent light bulb, (CCFL. Cold Cathode Florescent Lamp), to fully illuminate the LCD screen.

If the Backlight Bulb cable has a break in it, you won't be able to see the display.

Good news?
Hmmm,

Not much I'm afraid, unless you're really good at soldering, or HP does indeed still sell that display cable, if it's bad. It's a multi-wire cable.

The Display cable also goes down through the laptop, and connects to the motherboard. You have to almost completely disassemble the laptop, to get to the display cable's connection on the motherboard.

Laptops are disassembled from the Top going Down. You do not just remove the Bottom Cover.

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Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components, inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE going deeper into that laptop.

With a desktop computer you just unplug it from power, and Touch the metal frame of the open computer case. The frame is made of steel.

The metal used inside a laptop is non-Ferrous. No Iron. Makes it so that the metal is non-magnetic. Also will not work for relieving your body of Static.

You can touch a doorknob to relieve your body of Static. The door better be within a one-step distance from where you're working. The movement of your feet, the rustling of your clothes, are 2 things that create Static.

Better method is to buy, and wear an ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame of an open desktop computer case, unplugged from power.
[Electro Static Discharge. They run about 6 bucks)

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Now click on - 5.24 System Board. (Or Page 191 for the PDF page number)

Takes you through completely disassembling your laptop.

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