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multiple ghost images on screen

I closed the lid on my hp pavillion laptop, opened it a few seconds later and there are now 3 images of the screen content. I downloaded the latest driver and the svideo out is fine, too. Seems like a hardware thing, right? Any ideas?

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Only if it sticks around after a full reboot.

If a full reboot cures it, it could be a defective driver that can't handle the lid closure and sleep.

Bob

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Full reboot does not fix.

I cannot get it to clear at all.

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The usual issues.

1. The cable from laptop to LCD has failed.

I usually try to reseat such cables first, then start the order process for replacement cables. I used to "ring out" the cable with an ohmmeter but since time is money I learned to just order the cable and replace it.

2. If the cabel is replaced and it's still dead then a new or refurb motherboard is found.

Look to ikenfixit.com and notefix.com if you need service and its out of warranty.

3. Always try a KNOPPIX CD. Hint: Google about Knoppix since I will not respond to questions about what a KNOPPIX CD is. It's one of my best tools when I need a quick second opinion about hardware issues.

Bob

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