A few days back a thick pink band started appearing on my dell lcd. This caused my pictures to appear bad, but i was still using the laptop. A few days later the laptop screen started displaying poor artifacts, flickering and blanked out after a while. All through when connected to an external montor the display was perfect. Today i replaced the LCD, inverter and video cable with those i pulled from another working inspiron e1505 (my friend's). While the pink band is gone on my e1505, the poor display artifact, flicker and blanking out continues. When i boot up the Dell logo will appear some times and the display will flicker all the way till i land on the page where i select the log in user. Once i select the user and land on the desktop and after a while the screen will blank out. All through the picture i seen on the lcd is of poor quality. The display is perfect on external monitor even now. Here are some details about my laptop. Windows 7 Home Premum -Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600 (about a year back upgraded from xp professsional) Processor Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz, 1733 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A14, 4/2/2007 SMBIOS Version 2.4 NVidia GeForce Go 7300 display adapter The old LCD was an AU OPTRONICS B154EW01 15.4 LCD The new LCD is a Samsung taken from my friends e1505. I have checked the connections multiple times. Please let me know what could be causing the poor lcd display. Should i be using the old inverter connected to the faulty lcd instead of the one that come attached with the working lcd ? Should i reinstall my OS from an old image ? As mentioned the LCD, inverter and video cables are from a perfectly working laptop running XP media center os. Any help is very much appreciated.