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Not sure if this is the appropriate section but having an issue with this laptop.
I've already opened it up and made sure the monitor ribbon cable seemed properly connected, it was. Not sure where to go from here. Is the inverter board shot, or is the cable itself bad? I hope it isn't the lcd display. It did occasionally work a while back, but now it never seems to.


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Driver issue. Had the same issue when I upgraded from XP to Vista on my laptop from 2005. Did the same thing.
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If you put a little pressure on the screen what does it do?
Maybe the integrated graphics is bad.

@mbudden im not sure if that looks like a driver issue because the operating system has generic display drivers.
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I should say I hooked it up to my monitor via the vga cable and got it to go to that "start normally" windows screen, however it wouldn't keep outputting to the monitor and the vga signal was lost. Anyway, that isn't the issue. The computer itself is fine, and the drivers hadn't been updated before it started acting up. This is my gf's computer, she said it was working fine and she accidentally fell asleep with it in bed and then in the morning it was doing this. That is why I thought she might have knocked a connector loose. It would work on and off occasionally, but then it just started doing this full time.

So, with that said, any way of knowing for sure without just replacing the inverter board and cable and hoping?
Edited by vnv727 - 1/7/11 at 7:19pm
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