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Old 01-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am am panicking now because i think, my MSi gaming laptop just got ruined!

It was working perfectly half an hour ago. when i got back from work, turned on the laptop, but nothing showed up on the screen, i tried it several times and noticed that there is a very dark almost impossible to see image on the screen of what is supposed to be on the screen. i am typing this message using an external monitor meaning its the monitor that is screwed up. I have never seen anything like this before. and i do not know what caused this. at first i thought i was the very cold weather (i walked from work home, took me 25 minutes in -5 c) But the laptop was in a backpack, which should keep it warm. and i carried it to school and work many times in a much colder weather, I doubt that its the cold weather. Anyone know what could have caused this?
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you have a lot of stuff packed in your bag? maybe the liquid crystals got extremely smooshed.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no it was empty

in bright light i can barely see enough on te monitor to be able to see anythig.

how could the actual crystal get smooshed?
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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your brightness setting on the lcd should be 2 keys some where on your keyboard
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My guess of what happened is the backlight is broken. there is no way to fix that is there?
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You could get it repaired, but it's very expensive.
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Default Re: GOD HELP ME! is my monitor broken?

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i am am panicking now because i think, my MSi gaming laptop just got ruined!

It was working perfectly half an hour ago. when i got back from work, turned on the laptop, but nothing showed up on the screen, i tried it several times and noticed that there is a very dark almost impossible to see image on the screen of what is supposed to be on the screen. i am typing this message using an external monitor meaning its the monitor that is screwed up. I have never seen anything like this before. and i do not know what caused this. at first i thought i was the very cold weather (i walked from work home, took me 25 minutes in -5 c) But the laptop was in a backpack, which should keep it warm. and i carried it to school and work many times in a much colder weather, I doubt that its the cold weather. Anyone know what could have caused this?
RMA it. Sucks if you didn't keep the required paperwork.

The labtop I am using now: the screen got screwed up the second day I had it. RMAed to IBM (Lenovo) got it back two days later. No money spent. Not even shipping.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is there a place where they sell laptop parts, I was first thinking of buying a barebone laptop, but thats too expensive

all i need is a monitor compatable with my ms-1029
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