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Notebooks Presario dead screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by scimmy, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Guys, l've been asked to look at a Compaq Presario V5000 that has a screen fault.

    The screen is a series of lines and is unreadable. l've got an external monitor plugged into the side of it with a perfect picture...
    The lines on the screen change in colour to the colour that l see on my external monitor but that's as good as it gets..

    ls it worth opening the thing up and ( if so) what should l look out for

    Many thanks
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    You could check the cable going from the motherboard to the screen, it's not unusual for them to get damaged and show symptoms like the ones you described. There is a chance that it's a fault with the screen itself, and that usually means replacement, usually not worth the money TBH.

    eBay has a replacement if you decide it needs it, but it's hard to tell.
     
  3. mctigger

    mctigger What's a Dremel?

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    good shout thomson, especially if the laptop has been transported and maybe a had a small knock, could just loosen the connection slighty resulting in what you described. but then again i wonder if its the screen that is just knackered, sounds like its not drawing properlly, but that could be down to a loose connection.
     
  4. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Many thanks Guys
     

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