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Laptop LCD problem

Dead Things

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Hello everybody!



Has anybody seen this problem before with a laptop LCD?

Pic: Imgur (Also attached below in lower res)

The screen is darkened, almost a quarter of the screen on the right is blackened, and the image bleeds about a centimeter at the bottom (note that this behaviour persists regardless of resolution, as well as in non-Windows environments such as BIOS and a Ubuntu live disk). The laptop is a bit aged and has had its fair share of use, so I figured it was a bad backlight or something in the screen that had gone kaput. But I replaced the LCD with another known working one from another laptop and get the same problem. The pic is, in fact, what it looks like with the new LCD installed.

I kept all the same cables and inverter board from the original machine because the ones from the donor machine would not have fit into the casing. So before I either spend money on it or abondon it, I thought I'd ask if anybody had seen this before and know what's causing the problem.

Thanks in advance Hardware Canucks! :canadianwave:
 

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Cptn Vortex

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What happens if you plug an external monitor into the laptop? That is indeed a strange one... My guess is something to do with GPU...
 

Dead Things

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What happens if you plug an external monitor into the laptop? That is indeed a strange one... My guess is something to do with GPU...
Good question - external monitor plugged into VGA connector displays properly.

edit - Oh, and this is a Socket M machine using the onboard i945GM GPU in the chipset.
 
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