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Laptop Screen turns White / Rainbow

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Parashock1, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. Parashock1

    Parashock1 Thread Starter

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    I am using a Compaq Presario V2000 since 2006.
    Win XP Home, AMD Sempron 3000+, ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, 1Gb Ram.

    Since the last couple months, once in a few weeks, while I am using my computer, my screen turns to what is depicted in the Image file attached here. Earlier it would fix itself in about a minute or two. Or I'd have to move or twist the screen a bit. But recently, the only fix that works is a restart. I can not see anything on the screen and thus use a keyboard shortcut for restart.

    From what I have read around, its probably the Inverter (or whatever is the chip behind the screen frame where it says "Compaq") that is troubled and replacing it would fix it. But before I take it to HP and get myself ripped off, I could use some advice.

    Thanks a ton and ask if there's any more info that is required.

    PS: The picture does not reflect the rainbow colors because the colors are due to the background. During me clicking the picture, there was nothing running I guess.
     

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    Parashock1 Thread Starter

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    Since no one has any info here, I'll post what I learn. Might help others.

    Since the backlight is working fine, it is not and Inverter or a Backlight Issue.
    And I can hook it to a external monitor (when my screen is knocked out) and it works fine. Thus motherboard and video card are fine as well.

    That leaves us with the LCD wiring / cable and the Panel in itself.
    I have decided to wait for a few days before I take it to a tech because I do not move the panel at all and it seems to be stable for now.

    Will update.
     
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