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Hoping you could help? Picked up a used HP Pavilion N5425. Works perfectly except for the monitor. The angle of the monitor affects the visual. At an angle of between zero degrees (closed) to approx. 65 degrees the monitor works fine, however at this angle, you must place your chin on the keyboard to see whats going on. At any angle above 65, the screen goes Blurry to say the least showing what appears to be five different screens compressed into the heigth of the 14 inch monitor with no clarity. As you close it, the image reappears. At 65 degrees, Slight pressure on the top of the screen makes it distort, releasing the pressure returns it to normal. Also the opposite, at 90 degrees, slight pressure toward the keyboard results in a clear picture, removing pressure reverts back. Have removed the faceplace to find two wires which appear unharmed. Have just gotten it to adjust to 85 degrees while holding the picture. slight pressure has same result but am getting closer to 100-120 degrees which will be more ergonomic. Any experience with loose or frayed cables such as this or explanation for angle issue?
Any insight would be appreciated.
jimgay@islc.net

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Two items of significance here, Used, and Pressure. I think this laptop was repaired and by someone who didn't have the patience to reassemble the LCD assembly properly. Take the following steps slowly, and carefully, be patient with the laptop here as parts are fragile. Take off the bezel (faceplate) and then unscrew the LCD screen itself. Gently check the sides of the LCD screen for missing or loose screws, or misaligned panels. There are about 5 different layers of optic sheeting contained within the LCD screen and I suspect that they are not properly installed, or aligned. If they are not laid flat upon each other, then you will get optical distortion, like a fuzzy image, or multiple images. A very common sign of a disassembled LCD is cracking down at the bottom where the backlight is located. It is very fragile there and we see this very often from people who are too rough on repairs.

If the LCD has been improperly reassembled, then you could take it apart and reassemble it yourself. But be forewarned, it is rare that folks do this without causing some other problem, as the optical sheets must be perfectly clean and dry. Any imperfection will show up as a smudge or dot on your screen when in use. So, clean, dry gloves for handling. Clean dry workbench for a workplace. No dust, dirt, fingerprints, moisture from your breath (face mask) can get into the layers. Don't scoff, you'll cry if you get it all back together and it looks like someone sneezed on your screen, or it looks like there is a dead pixel right in the center. The alternative to fixing a botched LCD repair, is to replace the LCD screen.

If the LCD screen looks fine, all screws are there and the casing is totally intact, then with the LCD screen still plugged in, and the laptop powered up, position the screen so that it is barely fuzzy or multiple, and then play with the cables. If altering the cable positions rectify the optical distortion, then replace the affected cable.

Try these and repost. Good luck

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