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ChloeGirldie

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop that is only about a year and a half old. I used to have problems with the screen where if I shut the lid and opened it it would blink alot like the connection wasn't solid. I fixed that by never closing the lid. Now I noticed since I had been transporting my computer more (from my apartment to a library) that the screen will freeze. It doesn't seem to freeze when I get to the library, only when I get home (probably irrelevant). And I think it has happened more since it's been cold outside. At any rate I will get home and start up my computer and about 2/3 of the screen will be black or frozen with the bottom part of my desktop. I can still use all keyboard/mouse/program functions but only in the little 1/3 of the screen that isn't frozen. At some point while I'm using the computer it does go away. I can see the color on the bottom 2/3 slowly return and it gets this faded look, blinks alot and finally disappears. What the heck is wrong? How can I fix this? I would rather not have to buy a new laptop after only a year and a half.

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-Dana
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PedroDaGR8

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I am going to take a WAG here and say that it is a loose video cable, because if it isn't that, you need to call the manufacturer and see what they say. How comfortable are you with opening your laptop (or a desktop computer). If you are somewhat comfortable you can check the cable connection yourself. If you aren't then you may need to just call the manufacturer.
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Thanks, I'll check it out!
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