Stupid Laptop Monitor

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by lieb39, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    Australia
    Hello.

    My laptop monitor is f*cked. Well let me tell you the story. My laptop was sitting on a coach, and my friend picked it up and gave it to me. The screen was going crazy with colours. So I opened it (i do A LOT) lol, and re-plugged in the monitor connection to the laptop. Only, the screen looked as if turns on, because it turns on (bright black), but it gets no image. None what so ever. So I play around with the connection and the monitor goes really weird, like random colours are coming out of no where. Now im back to the bright black. What should I do? HELP! (A new laptop is not a option)

    Thanks.
     
  2. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    could be the reason it was sitting on the coach in a nice hot environment. thats why the manufacturers say do not leave it in temperatures of 50C

    also could it be something to do with your friend picking up your laptop and giving it to you. hes either pulled an early april fools, or has meesed with settings:)
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i would think that possibaly it is eaiter the heat that killed the LCD or that when he picled it up he might have applied too much presure on the screen it self or when you were fiddling around with it you might have pluged something in backwords
    i would duble check the connections and then if you can get it fixed under warenty
     
  4. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    by any means kill your friend he was the last person to touch it
     
  5. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    Australia
    By all means consider it done. J/K mods...

    But its weird, the screen turns "on" but than instead of getting a picture it shows random colours. so for instance white could randomly appearing slowly on the screen, or sometimes while that happends it shows RGB (Red, Green, Blue) on random parts of the screen.

    Which part is this isolated to do you suggest? LCD? LCD Connection? If this can not be fixed (by myself, I have no support what so ever) I am getting a new laptop for under $2000 CDN, something portable. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    LOL under 200, i hope you are not looking for one made int he last 4 years, i tryed looking for a cheap one with no luck so i lease to own for like 70$ a month of a new acer, but yea, i would think that it is the connecters.
     
  7. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    and oh yea, check between the laptop and the cable too, not just the cable and the monitor
     
  8. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    Australia
    Here are some of the random images I get from my laptop.
     
  9. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    ahhh i see what u mean i think that is most definately a loose cable from gfx card to screen

    i had the same prob wit my desktop and i thought my vid card was snuffing it b4 my very eyes. after a min of ****ting my pants i checked all the connections. and found that the monitor cable had just popped out i plugged it back in and rebooted everything was aok:)

    maybe it was the coach journey that shook it loose or the heat:)

    worth a try m8
     
  10. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    Australia
    I tried that. No luck. My friend suggested that the cable between the monitor and the base of the unit is a bust. As you can see its a samsung, a korean laptop. I got it used from a friend of mine. It's problaly just gonna get the monitor removed, and gonna be used as a semi-desktop. I'm probaly going to get a Dell. But nevertheless I wouldn't mind fixing this myself if possible.