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Help! Is my laptop dead? Flickering screen.

Waxed 2,626 92 September 28, 2015 at 03:35 PM

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I wouldn't exactly call that flickering, but yes I'd say your laptop is having some serious problems.
If you can connect an external display via hdmi, vga, dvi, etc try that and see if that displays properly

What is the model of your laptop?

It seems like either an issue with the LCD / it's connection to the motherboard or an issue with the GPU possibly related to overheating.
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I wouldn't exactly call that flickering, but yes I'd say your laptop is having some serious problems.
If you can connect an external display via hdmi, vga, dvi, etc try that and see if that displays properly

What is the model of your laptop?

It seems like either an issue with the LCD / it's connection to the motherboard or an issue with the GPU possibly related to overheating.
I agree 100% with this assessment.
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Does it change if you adjust the angle of the screen at all? Does it get screwy as you're moving the screen? It sure looks like a mechanical issue to me at first glance, but GPU is a fair guess too if you have a discrete GPU. You could mostly rule that out by trying an external display.
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if can't connect to other monitor yet, try Print Screen/screenshot. if no problem, maybe monitor problem.
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The flickering is probably a bulb or inverter issue. Most likely the bulb in the LCD. Have you ever spilled water or anything on the screen?
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I was in a hotel and the laptop was on the table. I put it in my bag and wet to the meeting, next thing I know it was like that.
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I was in a hotel and the laptop was on the table. I put it in my bag and wet to the meeting, next thing I know it was like that.
Definitely sounds like hardware. If you're not under warranty any more, you might want to investigate whether the credit card you bought the laptop with offers extended warranty protection. Most of them will tack a year onto the warranty if you bought it new.
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It's a three year old laptop so i don't believe warranty will work. I connected it a monitor. Now i need to figure out of it's the cable connecting the lcd screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-...e=youtu.be
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From a cold shutdown, when you turn it on does it do this immediately or only after windows boots or after a period of time elapses? Try shutting it down for an hour or more first.

Does moving the hinge eg. opening/closing it a little have any effect on what's displayed?

Try windows key - p to switch it to only the second monitor disabling the internal monitor.

What is the model of the laptop?
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It's a three year old laptop so i don't believe warranty will work. I connected it a monitor. Now i need to figure out of it's the cable connecting the lcd screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-...e=youtu.be
Many cards tack on one extra year (double the warranty up to a year)..so a three year warranty would become four...though i doubt that samsung had a three year warranty..
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From a cold shutdown, when you turn it on does it do this immediately or only after windows boots or after a period of time elapses? Try shutting it down for an hour or more first.

Does moving the hinge eg. opening/closing it a little have any effect on what's displayed?

Try windows key - p to switch it to only the second monitor disabling the internal monitor.

What is the model of the laptop?
I just turned it on and I'm not getting a single picture. This thing is dead.
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The model of the laptop is a series 7 Chronos Samsung.
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I put it in my bag and wet to the meeting, next thing I know it was like that.
GPU overheated.
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GPU overheated.
Iagree
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