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Fix or replace laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MPeg3, Mar 30, 2012.

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  1. MPeg3

    MPeg3 Thread Starter

    Sep 13, 2004
    I realize this is a very vague question with no definitive answer, but hope to get some info to make a decision.

    Yesterday, my Vista 32 bit laptop monitor suddenly turned bright white. When I reboot, it goes immediately to white. However, when I lean the monitor forward to about a 30ยบ angle, the screen becomes visible. I looked online and found that it was probably a loose video connection. My husband and I took it apart and disconnected everything in the monitor. We found several minute spots on the fine wires where we could see specks of silver. We used electrical tape and covered them and put everything back together. No change. I now have an external monitor hooked up to it, but that makes having a laptop rather useless.

    My question is, am I looking at a very costly repair, or do I need to just replace the laptop. It was a cheap laptop Presario CQ50-209WM, but does everything I need which is mainly a little emailing and reading recipes. Nothing that requires much speed.

    Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
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