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Screen problems I get a 1 1/2 " stripe down the center of my screen. It goes away (temporarily) when I squeeze the screen

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  • stefanycrs Aug 31, 2008

    I cannot get into the back of my screen as this is a laptop.

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This will be either a loose screen connection or a failing screen. Start by checking the screen connections. It's generally the connection on the back of the screen, but go ahead and check the screen to inverter, and screen to motherboard connections also. If the connections are good, and you still have the problem, then I'm afraid screen replacement is going to be your only option.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Sep 01, 2008

    "I cannot get into the back of my screen as this is a laptop."



    This is just a stupid comment. I know this is a laptop, I am a professional that deals with these on a daily basis, not just some idiot that knows a little about computers and answers questions on the net, and Yes, you can get to the back of the screen. You simply need to remove the screen bezel around the screen and you will see the four screws holding the screen to the hinge assembly. The screws for the bezel are hidden under the small black rubber bumpers, and sticky tabs at the bottom, then it simply snaps off. The bezel is the plastic piece around the viewing side of the screen. Since you can squeeze the screen and it will go away, then you have a bad connection. I hope this helps you fix your problem, so at least one of us will come out good, because I'm stuck with the inappropriate you gave me.

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