Dell Laptop Screen Horizontal lines at boot or wake up

  SURVEY 17:13 16 Dec 14
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Recently my Dell XPS laptop on boot up or waking from hibernation has a few horizontal lines scrolling upwards; sometimes it has a gray screen with lots of horizontal lines on it. If I move the laptop lid back and forth the screen is fine.

I have run Dell diagnostics and all is reported as OK. I have taken the back off and all seems OK. I assume there is a connector between screen and computer but I cannot locate that. I assume that if a display setting has changed, the screen would be constantly poor?

Any ideas?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:54 16 Dec 14

I assume there is a connector between screen and computer

If I move the laptop lid back and forth the screen is fine.

definitely points to the ribbon cable connecting motherboard to screen. will look something like this, and how to replace click here

  SURVEY 19:49 16 Dec 14

Hi Fruit Bat - I think you are correct. Just booted up and same problem, then lightly knocked the top of the lid downwards and the proper screen appeared, so a loose connection possibly. I did ask for a quote from your link but fear courier charges will kill this!

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