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Inspiron 8500 monitor problem


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johnlfn

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So I think I have a loose cable perhaps on my laptop. When I open it the screen is all green (instead of black as it should be), and when I adjust the angle that the screen is open it flickers between greens and other colors and the correct colors that the screen should be. I am able to get the monitor to the perfect colors after some jiggling, but if I bump it, it will often go either completely green again (where I can still see the webpage or document I'm looking at, but it's tinted green) or it will flicker with parts of the screen going different colors, and parts of the screen looking normal. Any ideas on what is wrong and how much it would cost to fix? thanks so much for any help you may be able to give.
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Sounds like a loose wire.... Could be you need to replace one of the wire harnesses that connect the monitor to the motherboard or it could be as simple as reseating them.... Unfortunately working on the lcd can be tricky.... getting things apart must be done carefully or you could damage the screen ( VERY BAD/EXPENSIVE ). So I'd say take it to a place that does work on laptops and see if they will give you an estimate... If a cable needs to be replaced it shouldn't be terribly expensive IF it's available.... AS far as labor I would think maybe an hour or so.... depends on the laptop and what is actually wrong however.... and it might be more if the cable has to be completely replaced... depending how how difficult it is to get it out...
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