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Dell Studio 1537 LCD Screen Dying

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by userdfdf, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. userdfdf

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    I have a 4 year-old Dell Studio 1537 laptop that I have babied and taken good care of. As soon as warranty ran out, I split it open, cleaned it out and tightened hinges etc. All of the internals are still running fine (HDD, motherboard, Wifi, webcam, etc.), however, in the last few months, the LCD has taken on an unfortunate attribute.

    It has magenta/reddish lines going horizontally across the screen that can be manipulated by tapping on the sides of the display. Because of this observation, I'm quite sure it's not a software issue. I just took it all apart today and thought it might be the ribbon cable on the back of the LCD that has to be touching the conductive metal at the bottom of the back of the display. I tried to secure with some creative taping as its adhesiveness has worn away. I checked the ribbon cable's connections and found those all secure.

    Again, everything is displaying fine on the display, it just has the magenta lines covering the screen. From the looks of it, it is not an inverter issue.

    Here is a video of the brute:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6jMVriWjJI&feature=youtu.be

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    I cant imagine any software causing that.It could be that the screen itself has had it or a bad video or graphics card.The best thing would be to take it somewhere and find out exactly what the problem is and go from there.
     
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