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Laptop LCD screen failure

I was sitting awkwardly in a chair with my laptop and I think I pressed on opposite corners, perhaps separating something internally. My screen went haywire, splitting into lines that rand up and down, very wavy. Naturally I shut it off. The screen has never turned back on. I attempted hooking up an external screen to see if it was the LCD itself, but that didn't work, so I assume it is the video portion of the motherboard itself. Sound about right? Using my rudimentary knowledge, I dismantled the case, but was unable to find any obvious internal damage, like something being unplugged or snapped. The computer will boot up, there is simply no display.

If it is the motherboard, should I attempt to change it out on my own, or take that in to a professional?

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  • Symphony2 Aug 24, 2008

    Yes, I did, I have used external monitors before. There was no output whatsoever.

  • ej69 Oct 29, 2008

    lcd blank

  • joeljubicic Jan 19, 2009

    hey there i just bought a replacement screen for an aspire 5100 and i put it in and nothing is coming up on it at all. i know theat everything is hooked up but i was wondering if the screen has to be grounded to the inverter. the new (cheap) lcd does not have a bracket on it to screw into the inverter like the original one and i was wondering if that could be the problem

  • fjsd50 Jan 27, 2009

    I have a Dell Precision M60 laptop. The other day the screen just went blank and the computer crashed. I was able to reboot after a ninute or so into setup but the creen stated showing grey, blank vertical lines, then black and white dots and finally nothing at all at which time the computer appeared to have copletely crashed. The screen is fine for it occasionally works for a brief period before the line appear. What part could be causing the problem? Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Inspirion E1705: 2/3's of the screen is fine, bottom half is grey and white vertical lines. Out of warranty. The lid is kind of loose.... Is it worth fixing?



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My Compaq Presario M2105's screen stopped working on its own (no trauma) and I did the same thing, I tried hooking up an external monitor when the OS is Microsoft XP. The external monitor came right on and I can use the laptop in that way. Check out the .pdf on their website

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When you hooked up ur laptop to an external monitor, did you adjust the display settings, you have to do that if ur operating system is xp or older.

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    Aayush khadka Aug 24, 2008

    is there any damage on the hinge?


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You cant adjust the display settings if there is no video genius.

Answer to the question, sounds like the video card.

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Replace the lcd at

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