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The screen on my Compaq nc6320 only shows the proper image when I grab the top of the screen with one hand (while holding the unit stable with the other hand) and twisting it counterclockwise against the hinges. As soon as tension is released, screen freezes/rolls, then begins to fade into a sickly green color. If I grab/twist the screen flickers/rolls and then I can see my desktop again! (Until I release tension) Should I take it apart to make sure something isn't loose? I am at a loss.... any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  • awgraff Aug 21, 2011

    Thank you both (gilmolnar768 & moondogwst75) very much for your suggestions and guidance; this is exactly what I needed to know -- I will do as suggested and let you guys know how things turn out!

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I had the exact same issue with my compaq presario c500. I was getting ready to buy a new screen and in the process I needed to find out what was the original screen part number was. So I turned it off removed the power cord and battery. with a set of jewlers screwdrivers I carefully removed the 6 rubber screw covers around the screen bezel, then removed the screws. With a slotted screwdriver I carefully began to unsnap the bezel from the top case, after that I removed the tiny phillips screws holding the screen to the case. Once seperated I thought it wouldn't hurt to check all the connections so being extremely carefull I pealed back the clear tape on the ribbon cable from the back of the screen disconnected it and then reconnected several times. I did the same with the 2 connectors in the bottom that is for the back light display and I'm guessing the VGA card which are not ribbon cables but plastic pin connectors. I couldn't find a part number so I put it all back together again once again being very carefull. Powered it back up and tadahhh the screen works just fine. I'm guessing that one of the connectors developed a slight bit of corrosion or had come loose and wasn't making good contact...So before buying a new screen try this and I hope it helps...

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An interesting problem you have there! It does seem like it's a bad connection somewhere, so yes. I would suggest that you take apart the screen portion of the laptop and take a look at the connections. It's not too difficult to do that. This guide will help you out: http://www.lcds4less.com/laptop-lcd-removal-instructions.shtml Hope this helps!

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