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Hi All, I have a screen issue I need Help Please


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67mopar

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My laptop screen has gone haywire, I have fine vertical lines, and columns running horizontal, I connected to my tv with a svideo cable and there is no problem, Im wondering if my screen has just bit the dust, but this is a new one for me. Its a LG e500 laptop, 5 yrs old running vista, Im gonna try and include a screen shot. Thanks, Dean


Can you see the lines and blurryness, can anyone confirm my screen is junk or not. Thanks

Ok it does not appear that the corruption comes out on the screen shot. It might just be my screen is done how can I confirm this, Thanks again.

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If you can connect it to a external and the issue is not happening then yes the laptop screen needs to be replaced.
You said you connected it to the tv but do you have a regular monitor you can try with also?
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Hi Ron, Thanks for replying , I dont have an external monitor that I can get my hands on right away I may have to wait for the weekend for that test, im leaning towards this screen is done, Its 5 yrs old now, and this crap seems to have a 5 yr life expectancy, I just want to rule out anything else before I go and spend money, This rig has been very good to me, Id like to fix it. Thanks

BTW I connected via Svideo,

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You might think about just replacing the screen. Youtube is a great source of video's to show you how to take it apart. You can look it up using the make and model and replace screen.
I could also try to find a website with instructions if you like. A screen can run between 30 to 100 dollars for a replacement but if the laptop works well other then that it might be worth the replacement cost.
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Yea I have sourced a few screens, just wanted to mke sure it wasnt a virus or something I missed before I take this apart. Thank you again, Im sure I will be looking you up again soon.
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I would suspect if it was a virus it would affect any screen since you would still be using the onboard graphics chip. :thumbsup:
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