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ilcopcarguy
02-19-2012, 03:21 PM
What can I say. The women in my family are hard on computers.

Doug knows my wife's Inspiron 1764. We had it apart twice recently. Now the screen is doing this.

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It displays fine when connected to an external monitor. I'm betting it's a display cable?

And I still need to replace the cable in the 1537. That finally came yesterday after getting stuck in Flushing NY (no joke).

cowman
02-19-2012, 03:37 PM
That kinda looks like the backlight failing, hard to tell from the video.

TDSP
02-19-2012, 05:18 PM
Yeah, backlight or cable. Sadface.

ilcopcarguy
02-19-2012, 05:46 PM
Yeah, looks like I'm going to have to tear into this one now. I just got it fixed 2 weeks ago and the spare fixed today. Ugh.

Women are why we can't have nice things.

:facepalm:

ilcopcarguy
02-20-2012, 02:23 AM
Okay. Now it will sometimes show fine but then goes back to white lines flashing across most of the screen.

TDSP
02-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Have you tried getting the screen cold? That could tell you if it's the backlight....

ilcopcarguy
02-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Right now it seems to only show the lines when the screen is changing (like from the bootup screen to the desktop).