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Solved Glitchy & Static Lines on Screen randomly

December 8, 2020 at 23:24:43
Specs: Windows 10
I've had my Asus X555L for almost 5 years now and recently I've been starting to experience brutal static lines on screen especially when playing games(i guess something is up with the GPU?). Usually the screen is clear, but sometimes the lines would appear like a glitch and I'd have to restart the laptop to solve it.

Specs: i5, 4 + 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 920M.

I disassembled the laptop once to change the battery and do some cleaning but nothing weird happened after that. I reopened it again two day ago and found a loose screw near the screen and fixed that up... thought that might've been the problem as the screen was a bit slappy.
The graphics drivers don't need any updates, i made sure to clean my C drive, i tried solving the problem by having one game running on preferred graphics but nope, nothing works.

Never spit liquids on it; the upper part of the case is a bit damaged near the display but it's old and never caused any damage;

Any other ideas?


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#1
December 9, 2020 at 01:51:53
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#2
December 9, 2020 at 16:03:06
Switch on laptop and watch the screen while slowly closing the lid (nearly) and opening it again. If you see any changes on the screen it is likely that the ribbon cable between the computer and the screen is worn at the hinge. Another possibility is that the connection at either end is loose.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 20, 2020 at 22:02:37
Alright, so time passed and the issue happened only two times. I kinda start to believe it's as you said, Derek. When I close the lid, the laptop goes automatically to sleep and reopening it makes the static go away.
Also, thank you John for the useful links! I informed myself what I should and shouldn't clean before disassembling the laptop, so it is okay.
If the problems keeps going, I'll get a closer look at the cables connecting the screen to the mother board.
If there's anything new to report, I'll update y'all. Thanks a bunch!

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