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pappadan
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flickering green dots on laptop display

I have a HP DV9727US laptop running Vista Home Premium. Recently, I started noticing flickering green dots on the desktop. I tried System Restore and updated my BIOS and video driver etc. No luck. Now, I have noticed that the problem goes away when the display is half way closed. Would appreciate anyone's help.
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samschilling
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Re: flickering green dots on laptop display

Sounds like it could be an issue with the ribbon cable that connects your video output to the LCD screen.

Restart your notebook and tap F10 to boot into BIOS and see if the issue persists.

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pappadan
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Re: flickering green dots on laptop display

Hello Sam,

 

I booted into the Bios setup. I still see the green highlights in the Bios setup (green cursor location and scroll bar). I did not mention previously that I have an entirely green screen during a normal bootup. The flickering green dots continue. Thanks for your help.

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doctor_d
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Re: flickering green dots on laptop display

I have exactly the same problem.  The flickering goes away in about an hour each time, after the computer warms up.  But it comes back after the notebook has been turned off for a few minutes.

 

I have an HP Pavillion dv9700.

 

Am very much interested in a solution other than sending back to HP for two weeks for a repair.

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doctor_d
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Re: flickering green dots on laptop display

I just tried and mine goes away as well when I close the screen part way.  Anyone have a solution?
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samschilling
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Re: flickering green dots on laptop display

Yeah, if the issue changes when you move the screen, it's definately the ribbon cable.

That's an issue that is only solved by repair of the notebook, it's a hardware problem.

Call HP Total Care if you are under warranty or take it to a local service center.

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