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Old 05-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello people. My sisters laptop display has changed colors, and i cant figure out for the life of me whats wrong with it. Almost reminds of back in the day when you could change to 16 bit colors, and u would see the rainbow effect. I was thinking maybe the inverter went but wouldnt the screen not work at all?

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Compaq presario cq50-105nr
windows Vista 6.0 SP1
athlon x-2 2.0ghz
2gb
Nvidea Gforce 8200m G

All drivers are upto date and no issues in device manager...

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have seen standard LCD monitors do the identical funky colors like your showing when the dvi/vga cable goes bad. Open it up and check the connector behind the screen and at the other end on the motherboard, make sure they are not loose
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea . i ve tried that. all seemed to be in order on both ends. but hat was just a visual check. i suppose i could break out the MM and check for bad wires. any other ideas while i have it open again?

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Connect an external monitor to the notebook and see if the image looks right there. If it does, it is likely the notebook's monitor. If the image is bad on the 2nd monitor, then you have a graphics/motherboard issue.
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Thanks, I connected an external monitor and it looked fine. so I guess your right. thanks for the help.
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