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New laptop screen with severe color issues

by Fobitbswo / June 8, 2013 5:46 AM PDT

Hello, there.
So, I recently had my laptop screen broken so I ordered a replacement screen.
Everything went well with taking out the old screen and putting in the new, or so I thought.
Now the colors are just broken except for a brief flash of what they're meant to be when I shut the laptop down.
I just want to know if there's anything I can do to fix this before I take it somewhere that will absolutely destroy my high school kid savings.

I can't really give info about the model number or anything right now since I'm no where near the computer but if it's necessary to help fix the problem I can go hunt it down,.

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Do a color calibration
by wpgwpg / June 8, 2013 5:52 AM PDT

Run the color calibration utility and see if that helps you. I could be more precise but that's about all I could tell you given the scant amount of info you provided.

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In short, check your work and ask
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2013 5:55 AM PDT

When I see this I check the work and ask the LCD supplier if I got the right LCD. When a LCD breaks it's usually from a drop and since there is no Pb in the solder today you see fractures in the solder work. Most folk don't have the time to go over boards with 80 to higher power microscopes to see if they find a fracture. But sadly because of BGA mounting you can't inspect that without a X-ray machine. Link about that ->

So if you check your work, then it's usually cables or another bad board.

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From what you describe
by Jimmy Greystone / June 8, 2013 6:05 AM PDT

From what you describe, it sounds like there's a distinct possibility of a pinched LVDS cable. So, take Bob's advice and double check your work.

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