My laptop's screen is distorted and garbled. ive tried the windows trouble shooter and it made no difference. what is baisicaly happening is the colours are messed up and they appear to be moving slightly, some days it works fine but then it gets distorted and completely unreadable . i have run virus checks, spyware checks and they have come back with nothing. sometimes the screen is just completely unreadable iv tried restarting it in safe mode and it didnt work.i am a novice computer user and i dont no what to do please help!
Hello. The problem as you've told us, is most probably with the connector that links the LCD pannel to the main body of the laptop (on the motherboard). Because the joints are constantly moving there is some friction happening with this connector and in some cases it may get damaged or become loose from one end. You will need to have it examined in a service center. This isn't an expensive repair, in the worst case scenario you will need to have that connector replaced at most.
Good luck in solving this problem and post any other question if you need further details.
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You most likely have a capacitor that has changed value. When a capacitor goes bad it will work after it heats up. Sometimes a bad cap will have a bulging top or show signs of leakage. Sometimes can only be checked with a meter.
To determine if the LCD is faulty or the video card, connect an external monitor to the video port on the laptop, power up the external monitor first then the laptop. The video data will divert to the external monitor automatically and if you get a normal Windows image the the video card is OK and the fault is the LCD screen or video cable.
Have you tried hooking up an external moniter? If so do you have video on that moniter? If you do have video on the external moniter then you most likely have a bad inverter or a bad lcd panel.I would replace the inverter first because it's not very expensive.If that doesn't work then you can replace the lcd panelAnd if that doesn't work you have problems at the system board level.
How are you trying to use the monitor? Just connecting it to the laptop? I know on most laptops you have to select to use the external monitor it won't just come up. You usually have to hold down the 'Fn' button and then press 'F5' or 'F7' to toggle between - monitor only, monitor and lcd, and lcd only.
If you are trying that, what happens? Does anything show on the screen?
Hi its only a guess but it sounds like you might have the screen resolution turned up to high for the monitor to handle.. if you want to give it a try, try this..
Turn Machine off
then turn PC on,
and keep pressing F8 when u switch it on till the menu appears,
Select SAFE MODE
Once windows loads it will look a little different in safe mode.
right click on the desktop and select properties
go into display tab, and change the resolution to 800x600 and hit apply.
and see if it helps any...
All the best & hope it works