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Dell L702X screen playing up... what could it be?

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Hi, here's what i'm seeing:

It occurs every now and then. Its not the drivers... DDU'd and installed fresh from Nvidia. Also tried previous driver versions. The same occurs using Intels integrated graphics. To completely iron out driver/software possibilities today I reinstalled Windows fresh... same issue!

Could it be the screen? Is this sort of thing common with a failing panel or possibly a loose connect?

(off-topic: weird thing is, i've had this machine for YEARSSS and its worked flawlessly. Only recently I upgraded to a LG GRAM 17 and a few days later this Dell unit started playing up :banghead:)
 

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Definitely the screen, check the connections, hopefully its not both igp and gpu either.
 

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As above - Open up the laptop and check the ribbon cables for the screen are seated and clipped in correctly - If that doesnt work then it looks like the GPU is on its way out.

if you plug the laptop into an external monitor, does the problem still happen?

Anyhow - its quite an old laptop. constant fluctuating between high and low temperatures can really eat away at a components life span.
 
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thanks - i'll definitely have a look at the cable connection.

Don't know why I didn't think of it - i'll give an external display a shot too.

If the connection is fine and an external display works fine would that imply it's the laptops display panel playing up?
 

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If the connection is fine and an external display works fine would that imply it's the laptops display panel playing up?

My gut feeling tells me that its a hardware issue and the laptop is on its way out. But yes, it could be a faulty ribbon cable.

Something else you could also try is downloading MSI afterburner and dropping the clocks on the Nvidia graphics card. Start with the memory first. drop it by 50-100mhz and load up a game and see what happens.
 
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