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  Reply # 2087020 10-Sep-2018 16:09
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     >'ve heard of the oven fix before. Might be worth a try. <

 

Do you want chips with that? wink




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  Reply # 2090340 13-Sep-2018 21:23
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Rickles:

 

     >'ve heard of the oven fix before. Might be worth a try. <

 

Do you want chips with that? wink

 

 

It comes with chips.cool





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  Reply # 2090345 13-Sep-2018 21:44
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Hmmm,

 

I was going down the line of a mother board fault but tonight I hooked up a monitor. Prior to this I had only been trying a pico projector as a second screen. It has a different screen resolution (much lower) and the laptop screen was defaulting to that resolution.

 

The monitor is the same resolution (1366 X 768) as is recommended for the laptop. I had been running 1280 X 768 to get a stable image. With the monitor connected the laptop automatically booted up to the recommended resolution. The monitor image was perfect whereas the laptop screen was back to the poor image with ghosting and broken/stripey icons in the task bar when the desktop was selected.

 

As before the Opera image on the laptop is stable but I have noticed the colour rendering in photos is poor with some colours particularly black and dark greys showing a blue colour. The colour renderng otherwise look to be OK

 

It is impossible to view anything on Chrome and IE and the same pretty well goes for Word and Excel where the image is jumping around.

 

Looks like it's coming down to the screen or the screen cable. Any suggestions on how the eliminate one or the other?  Does the colour rendering give a clue?

 

Edit.

 

After posting I noticed a line appearing across the screen when I scrolled up and down. It's almost as if the lower part of the screen isn't scrolling as fast as the section of screen above the line and the text in that area becomes distorted as it passes through that area.

 

I've tried moving and twisting the screen cable particularly at the point there is the most flexing where it passes though the hinge area but the is no change for the better or worse when I do this.





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  Reply # 2090370 13-Sep-2018 22:57
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Well I seem to have fixed it. I pulled the screen bezel off again. I pressed on the area where the cable looks as if it attaches to the screen, an area which has "Don't Touch" written on it. As I pressed on one spot the problem disappeared and I couldn't get it to happen again.

I'll have another look tomorrow and try and have a better look in that area.Theres a flexible plastic cover over that area. I wonder if this is where the cable connected to the screen and the connector isn't properly seated. It's not an area where the cable would get damaged.




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