Got a generic laptop (Pico) which is having some screen colour problems.
Have not been able to test with a monitor yet but the windows defualt grey colour used in menus etc has horizontal pink stripes that flicker and red / dark red flickers. The other colours seem not to be affected.
Has anyone else encountered similar problems? Is it screen or mobo related?
if it displays fine to a monitor, then it is probably just the lcd on it. check to make sure the default monitor is a laptop display panel and that the proper video drivers are loaded. I have no idea what the proper video drivers are for that notebook though.
Ok cheers. I am going to try plugging it into the monitor later on. As for the drivers - we have all the ones it needs and they have been working fine for sometime so I kindda ruled them out but if all else fails then I will re-install.
one more thing...and this is for the advanced and daring....if you find that the LCD is in fact going out, prior to shelling out mega-bucks for a new one consider this.
a laptop is opened/closed hundreds, maybe thousands of times in its life. during that time the connectors along the side of the LCD can work themselves loose. the connectors are arranged in a alternating fashion, much like a zipper. sometimes (i said SOMETIMES!) it is possible to re-seat those connectors by GENTLY squeezing along the edges of the LCD. GENTLY I SAID!!! if you squeeze too hard YOU WILL RUIN THE LCD!!
this method is to be used ONLY as a last resort before buying a new one. i have saved at least a dozen laptops this way and considering the cost of replacement it may be worth it. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
""in certain cases...one remains a philosopher only by being silent." -Friedrich Neitzsche "
Also as to what I was saying - a VP at the company I work for was all set to replace his laptop - due to lines in the screen - well I sugested we open it up and take a look and the flat data cable from the mb to the lcd was cracked - from opening and closing the laptop over and over - a $25 fix from the manufacturer vs. a new laptop (more than $25). That cable is the #1 cause of screen problems in laptops older than one year, and the first place I look.
Death is lighter than a feather - duty heavier than a mountian.