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    Computer Problems

    How much would it cost to get my Laptop monitor replaced? It's an Inspiron
    5150. When i turn it on, there are tons of black splotches and
    everything else is grey or white. i can't even see any of the normal
    screen. it takes up the entire screen.
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    This should be in tech forum so Im moving it

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    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    The problem with most Laptops is that their components (including the LCD screen) are custom for the model. You'd probably be best off sending a Email to DELL technical support to get a quote. Also, it could be a LCD screen problem, but it could also be other problems, such as a bad video chip or video RAM...
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    Black and White?? hm.. that screws my "magnets" theory, but yes, laptop computer display screens are quite custome and cannot be just bought at a store. If you could, it would be a specialty store. Do you have a computer parts store near your residence? they sell parts off demolished computers and laptops and sell you individual "hard-to-find" parts. If not, your just gonna send it in for repairs.

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    do the splotches look like inkblots or are they quite angular? i'm guessing the screen doesn't display any lines across the screen. if that's the case, i think the lcd is damaged. did this problem happen out of nowhere, or did the laptop hit something beforehand.

    magents have an effect on crt monitors, not lcd's

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    give dell a call, or send them an email. they should be able to advise you on what to do.

    i don't recommend you trying to change the screen yourself, so let the pros who work with the company handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverickvns
    magents have an effect on crt monitors, not lcd's
    Suprizingly i didn't know that. Probably because i didn't have the guts to test it.
    I could have looked it up, but i already thought otherwise. Thank you for your smarts.

    Also, does anyone think that a graphics card problem could be at fault. (i really don't think so myself)

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