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What the crap is this?!

FYI, laptop was bought used from a close friend who had to send the laptop in to replace motherboard for some issue I forgot but had been working fine until today.

Maybe just replace the HDD?
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post #2 of 10
Could be pretty much one of two things.

1. Irreparable damage to the display adapter

or the more likely...

2. The ribbon cable connecting the screen to the motherboard is probably lose or shorting. Or the circuit board on the back of the LCD screen is shorting out against something.

I would suggest taking off the screen bezel and ensuring the ribbon and power cable are firmly connected. Also make sure nothing metal is touching the circuit board behind the LCD screen.
    
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post #3 of 10
It has nothing to do with the HDD. sorry tongue.gif
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post #4 of 10
maybe the IGP or GPU is having problems, Connection to display loose, Display has crapped out.
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post #5 of 10
or the inverter could be loose.
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post #6 of 10
Try using a separate monitor. If there are red lines in an external monitor than I would think it is your GPU. If it works fine then look at the cable and display in the laptop.
 
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post #7 of 10
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Ah, thanks alot. I figured it was more motherboard related in terms of connection rather than HDD. So hopefully it's just a loose connection and not a more severe shortout/GPU issue. It has a GeForce Mobile 9800GTX, btw.

Since it has those symptoms even during POST, aka before the GPU is needed, maybe it's more connection/mobo related?
Edited by nist7 - 8/21/11 at 6:01am
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by nist7;14661924 
Ah, thanks alot. I figured it was more motherboard related in terms of connection rather than HDD. So hopefully it's just a loose connection and not a more severe shortout/GPU issue. It has a GeForce Mobile 9800GTX, btw.

Since it has those symptoms even during POST, aka before the GPU is needed, maybe it's more connection/mobo related?

That would be my guess, cards rarely go bad all of a sudden. Did you try plugging an external monitor in?
    
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post #9 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Klue22;14662356 
That would be my guess, cards rarely go bad all of a sudden. Did you try plugging an external monitor in?

Not yet. I've worked alot with desktops but have never taken apart a laptop. Don't have slightest clue on how to do that. But I do have a close friend who has replaced screens and taken apart laptops so I'll definitely ask for his help.

The laptop is a Clevo M571TU. Not sure if I can find any instructions online to disassemble it...maybe need to look on notebookreview forum
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post #10 of 10
from notebookreview, there is a huge database of Clevo notebooks http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=de6b0df1b481af0fc79b87b207592a1c64c55eb7d7564d4e947708e37b913e74

Mediafire link for all of them
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