If you're facing issues with your laptop screen, you've come to the right place. Our Laptop Screen Troubleshooter is your go-to tool to diagnose and fix common LCD problems. Say goodbye to cracked screens, annoying flickers, and other screen-related glitches.
With our easy-to-use guide, you'll uncover solutions to your laptop screen woes in no time. Get ready to enjoy a crystal-clear display once again!
Cracked Screen Solution
A cracked laptop screen is characterised by crack marks in the glass, or across the display and some black liquid crystal spillage inside the layers of glass.
Sometimes you need to connect the display and power it up to see the cracks, as the outer layer of glass is usually not damaged.
Unfortunately, a cracked screen is a physical issue that cannot be fixed with software or settings. You'll need to replace the screen as there is no way to repair this damage.
Solution to lines on screen
If your screen has lines, and the lines are static when the display lid is moved back and forth, it may be due to a loose or damaged display cable.
You should try powering off the laptop and removing the display cable and refitting it. If the problem persists, you may have a damaged cable or a faulty display.
If the lines move around, or come and go as the lid of the laptop is moved back and forth, this is likely to indicate a damaged cable, and you should look to replace the display cable rather than the screen.
Flickering Screen Solved
Flickering screens can result from a variety of issues, including driver problems, loose connections, or hardware failures.
Start by rebooting the laptop into SAFE Mode (Windows), or into the BIOS Setup (Linux). If this resolves the issue, you have incompatible or damaged display drivers.
Drivers that are incompatible should be uninstalled and replaced with more compatible drivers. In Windows we recommend uninstalling display software via the Control Panel -> Unintsall Programs, and rebooting to let Windows install compatible software for the display.
If the problem persists in the BIOS Setup or Safe Mode, it could be that the display cable is not properly inserted into the back of the display. One should power down the laptop and ensure the cable is connected firmly and straight into the connector on the back of the screen.
If this does not rectify the problem it maybe hardware related. If the lines are always static, it's more likely to be a problem with the Laptop Screen, however if the flickering stops or gets worse as the lid of the laptop is moved to different positions, you are more likely to have a damaged display cable.
Dark Laptop Screen Cause
If your screen is too dark, check your device's brightness settings, in addition reboot into the Laptop's BIOS Setup, or SAFE Mode if you are running Windows.
If it looks okay in the BIOS Setup or Windows Safe Mode, you'll need to uninstall your display drivers and reboot to allow the system to install compatible drivers for the display.
Additionally, a hardware fault may cause this problem.
You may have either a screen with a failed backlight, or a damaged backlight fuse on the laptop motherboard.
If your display was already fitted to the machine and was working, it's likely that the display itself has failed.
If you're fitting a replacement screen which has no backlight there are a couple of possibilities. Buying the incorrect screen resolution can cause a dark screen, for example if your original screen is HD 1366x768 and the replacement is FULL HD 1920x1080. Often the cable will need upgrading as well as the screen resolution.
You could also have a damaged backlight fuse on the laptop's motherboard. This can happen during fitting if there is any power to the screen cable when it's being inserted into the screen. A short across the pins of the display cable can blow the backlight fuse. To test for this, refit your original display, if that no longer lights up you are likely to have a blown fuse.
White Laptop Screen
A completely white screen, as soon as you power on the laptop, could be due to a loose or damaged display cable, a graphics card problem, or a failing LCD panel. Verify the display cable is secure by removing it from the back of the display and refitting it securely, fully in and straight. Make sure the laptop is powered off when you do this.
Your screen may have failed. If this is a display that was working, it may have failed if the display cable is not at fault.
If this is a replacement screen, and you've checked the cable, and your old screen does not have the same symptoms, then your new display could be incompatible with your laptop.
If you have purchased a display from us that you believe is incompatible please contact us via our Support Centre.
Tinted LCD Screen
A tint on your laptop screen, or the colours looking wrong could be due to either bad calibration, a cable that isn't inserted properly or a screen hardware fault.
The first thing you should do is reboot the laptop into SAFE Mode, or the BIOS Setup utility. If the display looks okay, you have a software driver problem. The drivers should be uninstalled and the laptop rebooted to allow it to automatically install compatible drivers.If the display still looks wrong in SAFE Mode or the BIOS Setup utility, you could have a badly inserted or loose display cable. The laptop should be powered off and the cable removed and reinserted, with care to ensure it's fully inserted and straight. Look out for any damage to the cable or the connector on the back of the dislay.
If the tint changes as you move the lid back and forth, or disappears in certain lid positions, it's likely you have a damaged display cable.
The issue could also be caused by the display requiring calibration. Calibration is a feature built into Windows and Linux that allows you to adjust the colours and brightness of a specific display to your liking.
If none of these solutions helps you, you may have a faulty display that needs to be replaced.
Backlight Bleed Fix
Backlight bleeding causes uneven backlighting, leading to bright spots or bleeding along the edges of the screen. It can be more noticeable in dark or low-light conditions.
Backlight bleeding is common with IPS screens, and often is unresolvable without replacing the display.
During manufacture, some IPS displays will exhibit more backlight bleed than others. You should consider this when determining whether to replace a display with backlight bleed or not.
Laptop Screen Ghosting
Ghosting is when an image or element appears to leave a faint trail as it moves across the screen. It can be caused by slow response times in the display.
You can try to increase the refresh rate of your display in your display settings. You can also try upgrading your display drivers, or changing your display drivers. We recommend using the Microsoft screen drivers in Windows if possible as they have the best compatibility with hardware.
In some instances it maybe possible to upgrade the refresh rate of your display. If you search for your laptop model or screen model on our website, we'll show you upgrade options if they are available.
Dead Pixels or Stuck Pixels
Dead pixels are individual pixels on the screen that remain a single colour (often black or white) and don't change, affecting the overall image quality. This is caused by the diode inside the display failing and becoming permanently on or off.
Stuck pixels are simply pixels that have become stuck in an on or off state, and can often be freed using software tools avalable online or by gently massaging the area with the stuck pixel. Massage with cautuon as to not crack the glass of the display.
There are a couple of websites that offer tools to address dead pixels, however, unfortunately, dead pixels often cannot be fixed, and may require screen replacement..
LCD Colour Calibration
colour calibration issues can lead to improper colour rendering on the screen. This can result in images appearing too warm, too cool, or with inaccurate colour representation. Check your display settings for colour calibration options and make adjustments as needed.
Screen Colours Flickering
Flickering colours are often caused by issues with the graphics card or cable connections.
To check for graphics driver issues, reboot into SAFE Mode or enter the laptop's BIOS Setup. If all looks okay here, you need to uninstall your display drivers from the Control Panel -> Programs and reboot to allow the system to install drivers that are compatible with the display.If things still flicker in the BIOS Setup or Safe Mode, you could have a loose connection from the display cable to the back of the screen. Power off the laptop and remove and refit the cable making sure it is firmly inserted and straight.If the problem comes and goes as the laptop's lid is moved to different positions, you likely have a damaged display cable that will need replacing.
If the problem still persists, you may need to replace the screen as the electronics on the back of the display may have become damaged or failed.
Tearing / Blur
Screen tearing occurs when two or more frames are displayed in a single screen draw, causing a noticeable tearing effect in images or videos. You can enable V-Sync or G-Sync (if your display supports this), in your graphics settings to reduce screen tearing.
You can try changing your display drivers to newer ones, or using the standard Microsoft or Linux drivers rather than manufacturer supplied ones.
You could also consider upgrading the display to one with a higher refresh rate, if you search our website for your laptop model or screen model, we will show refresh rate upgrade options if they are available.
You'll need to make sure your upgraded display has the same connector as your original, otherwise the cable will need to be changed as well.
LCD Image Artifacts
Image artifacts can include random shapes or lines appearing on the screen.
New screens sometimes come with a protective film over the glass that needs peeling off after installation. The film can sometimes have things printed on it in the factory to identify the display.Sometimes artifacts can be failed pixels which can cause these kinds of effects.These kinds of effects can also caused by a faulty graphics card or driver. Reboot into SAFE Mode or the laptop's BIOS Setup to see how things look. If things look okay you need to change your display drivers. We recommend uninstalling the display drivers in Windows and rebooting to allow Windows to load drivers compatible with the display..
If the display still looks bad in SAFE Mode and the BIOS Setup, we recommned connecting an external monitor to see if the issue is with the laptop itself.
If the problem persists only on the internal screen, you should power off the laptop and check the display cable is firmly inserted into the back of the display and is straight.
If it still does not work you may need to replace the display.
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