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Old 06-17-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Usually I'm pretty good with computers (I went to school for it, after all) but I'm having a laptop problem that I need to crowd source a solution for.

About 2 weeks ago I noticed that on the bottom of my screen there is an odd, rippled pattern. The best way I can describe the way it looks is - imagine a stage with lights at the base, shining up into a curtain. If you can imagine that, that is exactly what's going on in my view screen. I tried updating my graphics drivers and no joy. I'm deathly afraid that my comp is starting to limp towards the sunset...any ideas?

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the refreash rate setting? Did Windows do a driver update, i've seen that kind of thing happen using a Microsucks driver. Or, you prob have the LCD inverter starting to go bad. Can you change resolution and make it better or worse?
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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could be your back light or inverter, or video card loose if you have one. Good news is all the parts are probably availible and easy to install (plug and play). Google or You Tube it!! Pics and videos. I replaced my 15.4 laptop screen for 99.95 from a ebay company.

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Old 06-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #5
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Sounds like a bad LCD screen, which can easily be replaced. The best way to tell is hook up a monitor to the laptop and alt/F8 to see how the picture appears on your monitor. If the monitor picture is clear, it's the LCD screen. If the problem appears on the monitor as well, then you know it's a problem within.

I come across this problem a lot with our Dell laptops at work, and it's the LCD screen 99% of the time.
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