Laptop screen turns green; intermittent graphics fault

By mmphd
Sep 12, 2011
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  1. There is a laptop I want to purchase which is described to have an "intermittent graphics fault" where the screen turns green.
    I have read that this is definitely a hardware error, some pointing out the video cable as being loose.
    I was wondering if you guys are familiar with this problem and what is required to fix it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Honestly, I would avoid any laptop that has that issue because you don't know what is causing it and if you have to replace the screen the cost is often more than what you would pay for a new system.

    Can you link us to this laptop or give us more details about this unit?
  3. mmphd

    mmphd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Usually, I'd have the same mindset as you, having bought too many "get it cheap so I can fix it" items. That haven't been fixed!
    However with this laptop being reasonably high spec (at least for me) and since it is sold as spares&repairs, I am trying to weigh up it's reduced cost verses the time time required to fix.

    laptop specs
    HP Pavilion dv7-3105 17"
    Intel Core i7 Q720
    etc. etc.

    P.S Pardon me for the late response, it was time for shut eye in the UK =P
  4. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Possibility the video cable.

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