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E6400 Latitude screen jumping and weird green line

Hi, i have had Dell E6400 Latitude with intel graphics and what i believe to be an LED backlit WXGA Panel (1280*800). Just these last few days a green flicker appeared which progressed into a continuous green line at the top and now the screen randomly jumps. None of this is present if i hook a VGA cable to a screen so im wondering, is my panel dying or is it something else? Also if i have a WXGA LED screen can i buy a WXGA+ LED screen to replace it?

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Sounds bad.

I can't tell if that's a display chip or a bad LCD panel. Both are costly so get estimates.

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What to do :(

Well im worreid now as i don't wanna spend out on a panel to find its the board and vice versa. Is there anyway of me knowing what it is without spending a fortune? I can do the work myself i just dont wanna waste time/money.

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Let's be honest.

I can't see it, hear it (yes, sounds do give clues) and we may not have all the story such as a student laptop carried miles a day.

In a shop setting we can look and hear and feel for more clues. Over a forum we are limited to what's told so everyone does their best.

Seek a shop that will give it a look for free. Rare but still out there.
Bob

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