new laptop screen is stretched

Sony Pfm-42x1/s 42" plasma display
March 22, 2011 at 06:58:19
Specs: Windows Vista 32 bit
I replaced my laptop screen and the new screen is stretched horizontally and I can only see the left side of the desktop. Also, about an inch of the top of the desktop repeats itself at the bottom so when I move my mouse cursor to the top I can also see it at the bottom. I installed the latest video drivers and changed the resolution, but neither of these fix the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1
March 22, 2011 at 09:39:11
If builders built buildings like programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization." SSSSsssssssssoooooooooo TRUE!

Did you get the correct replacement LCD screen? Are all the cables & connections seated properly?

Go into Windows SAFE mode and see how the video looks.

Also, test the video on an external monitor too.

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#2
March 22, 2011 at 09:44:52
Yes, I made sure the screen was for this model laptop when I purchased it. I've checked the cables and connections and they are all seated correctly and snug. Safe mode looks the same. Video on an external monitor looks completely fine. I know that after i replaced the dead screen that I pinched the video cable in the case, but then fixed it. Could this have damaged the cable, and if so, could that cable cause an issue like this?

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#3
March 22, 2011 at 12:56:30
RE:"Could this have damaged the cable, and if so, could that cable cause an issue like this?"

Yes, and Yes. If the external video looks fine, your video adapter is probably ok and you have narrowed your issue down to the 1. the LCD, or 2. LCD video connection cables, or 3. the LCD video connectors (at the female end of the cables and the male ends of the connectors), depending on what was damaged).

NOTE WELL: You COULD have a defective LCD panel too, even though it's a replacement. Sometimes they are dropped/damaged in shippment and sometimes companies try to pawn off their garbage on unsuspecting customers.

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#4
March 22, 2011 at 13:00:19
Alrighty. Thank you very much. I have a cable on order for delivery. If that doesnt fix it, I'll send the panel back to have it replaced.

Thanks!!

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#5
April 24, 2011 at 20:13:16
AUO B154EW01 V.4 LCD screen
Screen Size 15.4 Inch
Resolution Pixels 1280x800
Backlight Type 1 CCFL
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Surface Matte
Data Connection 30-Pin
Application Laptop or Notebook

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