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Monitor blurriness (hardware)

Hello. I have a problem with my inspiron 2350. It is a weird problem that I have never come across. Basically, there is this smudge that appears on my monitor after about 20 minutes of usage that grows.

IT. IS. NOT. A. SMUDGE. I. OR. ANYONE. ELSE. MADE. Absolutely no contact was made on my screen AT ALL.


When I turn my monitor off, I can still see the smudge. Although it will slowly disappear in an hour or so. When I turn the PC on, it will reappear within half an hour...


I know this sounds weird, but I have no idea what is going on! IT IS NOT A SOFTWARE ISSUE or GRAPHICS CARD ISSUE as the blur should not remain for an hour after the PC is turned off....


Any suggestions?

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Suggestion.

Replace the screen.

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is it possible

is it possible to replace the screen for an "all in one" touch screen PC? Can I take it to a computer store to get it done? cost?

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Re: repair

You can even bring it to a computer store or have it repaired by Dell. Maybe it's just a small adjustment (tightening or loosing a few screws, maybe it's an expensive repair, so ask for estimate before you decide.

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Did you test this with an external monitor?

That's my next test.

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yes

yes. and it is absolutely fine in an external monitor

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That's bad news.

I see the LCD runs about 150. The shop counter fee here runs about 150 per hour so it looks to be a 300 buck repair job. I don't know if you feel it's worth fixing.

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Repair

Before you take this in for repair shop around and see what the replacement cost is for a new unit.
That way you'll have better idea of which way to go.

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k

well, it is an all-in-one PC... so itd be 1000$ for a new pc...

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