newb on the loose...laptop edition

    Date: 03/22/05 (Computer Help)    Keywords: ebay

    So call me crazy but I recently purchased a laptop from an eBay seller. If you click on the link it will give you just about all the info you need on the system. All told I love it. It's my first laptop and I'm pleased with it. EXCEPT.... The display is acting funky. I tried to get a screen cap of what it was doing but it came out looking perfectly normal. So then I dug out my digicam and took a photo of what it's doing. It isn't the best but it gives you an idea. Basically I'm getting this low-bit pixelly static effect across my display, always in red tint, and it doesn't change or get better or worse when I change resolution. It isn't there when I first start up the computer but it doesn't take long to take effect once it's going. I've attempted to connect my desktop LCD (an NEC MultiSync 1850e) to the laptop, and the red-tint issue went away.

    Now comes my question: What do you think? Is it something that can be repaired? Is it something I can repair myself? Or, should I take it in for repairs and kick myself senseless for "buying with confidence"? And before you suggest it, I don't think I can send it back. The deal was, buy it as-is. However, I was never told that there were any hardware issues, especially not with the display.



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