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How can I fix my friend's LCD monitor issues?

By galahad04 ·
I have a friend who is having some major issues with their LCD monitor, and was hoping I could please ask some gurus here for some advice on how I might be able to help my friend. Their laptop monitor is basically having different parts of the screen flash different colors, at different times. For example, dark blue on light blue, or pink or white, etc., and my friend described them as "extra shiny" and sometimes "they swim". My friend added that these problems are getting progressively worse, the longer they have had the laptop for. My IT expertise though is software, not hardware, so any suggestions anyone could please offer here would be very deeply appreciated -- thanks!

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Laptop

by santeewelding In reply to How can I fix my friend's ...

Means it's not a 60" something-or-other, in which case I would be alarmed.

Shilt-can it.

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I assume

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to How can I fix my friend's ...

the video driver is up to date?

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Heat?

by seanferd In reply to How can I fix my friend's ...

The progression of video degradation suggests this to me.

Have you tried connecting to an external monitor?

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Inverter problem

by jyotibon In reply to How can I fix my friend's ...

Hi, i think this is laptop's inverter problem.1st you check laptop's inverter if the problem is not solved then its lcd problem

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My 2 cents worth

by OH Smeg In reply to How can I fix my friend's ...

This sounds very much like a Heat Problem and is not uncommon with many NB's Video Controllers particularly NVidia Video though I personally have seen some ATI Video Chip Sets do the same thing.

Start off with plugging in an External Monitor into the NB's external Video Socket and see if the problem persists.

If it does the Video Chip Set which is generally part of the M'Board in all but the high end NB's is failing. You may be able to extend it's life by keeping the unit cool with a Cool Pad like the one shown here

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzI=

If the External Monitor works properly then it's to do with the NB's Monitor and sounds like a Inverter Problem. Depending on the NB Make & Model it may be necessary to replace the entire Monitor.

Col

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