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Problem with computer screen, what could be it?

by ralphdefilio / January 6, 2015 10:57 AM PST

There are no cracks in the screen, the right side can see things but is distorted.I do not know if the screen is a goner or if something came unplugged. My sister told me her son stepped on the screen (he is 4) so I don't have any idea.

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by ralphdefilio / January 6, 2015 11:09 AM PST

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all sorts of distortions possible
by James Denison / January 6, 2015 12:00 PM PST

can you link to a picture? Just because a screen isn't "cracked" doesn't mean it 's not damaged. My LCD has a flexible front on it, so it wouldn't be "cracked", but might could be "ripped" or "cut". Mine is TFT, aka Thin Film Transfer. The front cover/glass/plastic might look OK, but glass behind it be damaged. In your case I suspect some of the liquid crystal was actually squeezed out the side, leaving not enough to form the clear picture in that area.

http://www.computerhowtoguide.com/2012/07/laptop-screen-issues.html

http://www.noritake-itron.com/newweb/tft/data/Hardware/Precautions.asp?itouch

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01608578

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that doesn't look good
by James Denison / January 6, 2015 2:40 PM PST
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laptop, yes? while it might be the data cable to the monitor from laptop body, it's a flat cable that runs through a hinge to the screen, the pattern looks more like the damage is to the screen itself. There's nothing most home users can do to repair that, need to take in for repair. There are youtube videos you can view which show the way laptop monitors are put together if you want to see what's involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstes4o3WRk

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replacing the screen
by ralphdefilio / January 6, 2015 11:47 PM PST
In reply to: that doesn't look good

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