Sony Vaio display problem

Feb 3, 2020 11:46AM PST

I have an old Sony Vaio Model VPCEA laptop running Windows 7 64 bit which I would like to upgrade to Windows 10. However I have a screen problem that I would like to sort out first. Whenever I move the screen back and forward the screen sort of flickers. It doesn’t go black or anything it just sort of goes slightly darker and then brighter again. I used the Vaio Care function to test the display and it passed as okay. I went onto the Sony eSupport site and downloaded the latest Intel Graphics driver which was dated 2013 and installed it but that made no difference. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be and is it something I could fix? It’s almost as if there is a loose connection or something but usually the ribbon cables on these things are very secure so I don’t want to mess around too much until I have a better idea what the problem may be. Any help greatly appreciated.

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That's not a driver or software issue.
Feb 3, 2020 1:31PM PST

It's going to be either a failing connection or cable.

Did you replace the cable that goes from motherboard to the display?

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Not yet no.
Feb 3, 2020 3:10PM PST

No, I haven't been inside it yet. Just trying to get some idea what the problem may be. This was a laptop I had custom built by Sony so I know it has never been abused in any way or dropped, anything like that. I'm starting to think it may be the ribbon cable has become damaged from years of opening and closing the lid. I guess I'll have to get inside and see what's happening.

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I wouldn't open it without a spare cable
Feb 3, 2020 3:16PM PST
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Not sure.
Feb 3, 2020 3:19PM PST

To be honest I can't remember exactly when I bought it but it would have been around that time. Good idea by the way, I'll order a new cable up first.

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