Solved What wrong with this Compaq CQ50 laptop???

January 26, 2012 at 10:25:40
Specs: Windows Vista

Compaq CQ50-139WM / Windows Vista Home

Hi guys, I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to computer repair but I am a professional tinkerer (lol). I have this laptop that has a video issue. When I turn it on it starts flickering right away, with all kinds of horizonal lines, then it straightens out but it freezes. then it starts fading to white while still frozen. Whe I connect to an external monitor all is fine. What could the problem be? Thanks for any help.

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January 26, 2012 at 10:32:52
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The fact that an external monitor works fine tells you the video hardware is fine. I would replace the screen.

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January 26, 2012 at 10:34:17
The screen needs replaced. The backlight fades out.......somewhat of an expensive fix, so unless its a really good laptop or you have a cheap source on a used may not be worth the repair.

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January 26, 2012 at 10:44:50
Thanks guys for the super quick replies, and I want to thank this site. You people have helped me out more times than I can count.

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