Black bar on right side and bottom of laptop screen

September 7, 2012 at 15:11:57
Specs: Windows 7
First determine if its a software or hardware problem. Do this by powering the laptop up into the BIOS screen. If it has the same black bars, or cut off screen appearance, it's a hardware problem. This is most likely.

For hardware there are a number of suspects: laptop screen, video chip, bios chip (both on the motherboard) and the video cable.

Connect an external monitor, if it works correctly then you know the video chip is okay. The video cable is the most likely culprit as they tend to ware out as you open and close the laptop lid. This was the problem with my HP dv4. Fixed for $60, parts availabe on the HP parts website


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September 8, 2012 at 02:06:06
Thanks. what is your problem? If you are replying to someone's request for help. please post your reply on their thread. Thanks.

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September 9, 2012 at 14:21:18
Was this posted for information?

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September 12, 2012 at 05:23:02
if this was for information then it should have been posted to the how-to

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September 12, 2012 at 08:19:59
Yes, a Howto would have been far better if it was for information. However, this is the only post by hi2meb so he/she might not be aware of that feature.

I think the poster was only trying to help so on that assumption I would like to thank hi2meb for the information.

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