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Old 04-11-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Screen Discoloration

So. My warranty on this laptop expired about a month ago. Just a classic case scenario!

I noticed today that there is this light orange discoloration on the lower right hand side of my screen. It wasn't too bad, so I decided to just massage it away. Then it started to spread a little more, so I stopped immediately.

I restarted to make sure it wasn't another issue, and it's exactly the same. I'm pretty sure this means I banged it at one point or another. Probably because I took it to school in my backpack.


When you bend the screen down, it's a lot more noticeable.


This is how it looks on a white background with the brightness on low (I always have it on low). On interference it makes the bottom right hand side appear to be a pastel green.

It's not that serious of an issue, but I can see it annoying me to no end and possibly spreading even more in the near future.

SO! Is there a solution for this, besides purchasing a new screen online for ~$200 and having a friend rebuild it for me?
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:29 PM   #2
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You haven't had it near any strong magnets or magnetic stuff, have you (speaker,etc)?
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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Not that I can think of.

Don't magnets usually turn screens into a cool color though? (Blue, green, purple...)

For a moment I thought a magnet might even fix it.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:15 PM   #4
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So the discoloration is on the same spot each time. Some cleaners can damage the LCD coating.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:21 PM   #5
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I haven't used any cleaners in like a month though. I usually clean the dust and fingerprints off with a tissue.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:38 PM   #6
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Hm, with old CRT monitors that get discolored, we simply charge up this giant magnet the shape of a clothing iron and drag the discoloration off the screen. But it doesn't quite work that way with an LCD.

Has it been exposed to a lot of heat or sunshine/UV?
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Not so much heat or sunshine, but definitely a lot of humidity today.

I used the laptop this morning and it was fine. It became discolored when I turned it on at home. It leads me to think that I somehow hit it on the ride home, or maybe the screen got pushed down too hard or something in my bookbag.
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It's probably not the video card, but I would test it with an external monitor anyway and see if that pattern appears. It could be the coating.
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I have no idea how to do that
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:54 PM   #10
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If you have a laptop VGA output and a desktop PC monitor, just connect them. You might have to toggle it in the display properties to recognize the other monitor. What type of notebook is it?
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Looks fine on the desktop monitor.
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This is really weird now. Last night before I went to bed I noticed that the orange color was receding slightly.

This morning, it's barely even there. It's nowhere as dark as it used to be and it's shrinking in size.
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Nevermind, it's grown back to normal size and color again. I give up.
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Nevermind, it's grown back to normal size and color again. I give up.
That's what she said.
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