HP 15-N096EA Display :: Screen Colours Inverted Also Flickers Back To Normal
Sep 11, 2013
Model: HP15-N096EA ... When the laptop is turned on the screen colurs are inverted i.e. blue becomes orange, white becomes black etc. at times it flickers back to normal colours i.e blue shows as blue etc.
I have checked magnifers invert colours isn't turned on but when I do turn it on the inverted colours switch to normal colours obviously. There is also a vertical shimmer like every other vertical line is missing or phases in and out.
I have booted into safe mode to see if its a driver issue but the colours are still inverted, I've booted into the BIOS and again the colours are inverted and just to cover all bases I booted a live DVD of Mint Linux 17.1 and the legendary green of the mint distro was a lovely lilac. I've also tried high contrast i.e. Left ALt + left Shift + Print Screen.
My feeling is its the graphic chip or the monitor and I'm hedging more towards the monitor. Tomorrow I'll do a screengrab to see how that comes out and will also connect to an external monitor to see if the flicker and shimmer is still present.
Considering this is literally a month and 6 days out of guarantee it pretty bad, I would have expected a bit longer from a laptop before it started failing.
Update from Yesterday: I did a screengrab from the HP using the snipping tool in windows 7, this showed the colours inverted i.e. negative, I saved that screengrab to a USB stick and opened it up on my Mac, the image showed correctly i.e. not as a negative.
This is the image that is displayed on the laptop, there is no colour inversion, none of the graphics settings appear incorrectly set, I did actually set all settings back to defaults.
This is the screengrab from the laptop as it displays from another computer, which, in my case was my Mac. The screen appears to be displaying correctly, hence the screengrab image below but for some reason it is displaying an inverted image - Its like there is an overlay on the screen.
I've adjusted the custom on zoom to 100; I can get back to 199 by ctrl0; but some thing is interfering with the size of my script and even on email; it also enlarges photos on websites &email. I'm fed up with this whole notebook, windows 8 stuff. It even changes custom when it enlarges.
Currently whenever I startup my laptop the display flickers. If windows fully boots or I try to enter one of the startup menus the will flash briefly on the screen and then the display will return to and remain black.
I am able to run an HDMI cable to my TV and it seems to be running fine other than going black with the occasional distorted picture of windows booting.
The screen flickers abruptly. And the screen gets garbled as well. But it seems to have really been knocked out today. The temperatures were looking fine at 60C but on a reboot the screen has like six small screen showing up instead of one with the HP logo.
my laptop screen backlight goes off, when I rest my hand on the left side of the touchpad. The darkening of the screen can be also reproduced when a small pressure is applied on the case just above the ethernet port or above the headphones port. When the screen goes dark, I can see that everything is running normal, if I shine on it with a lamp or strong light. The resulting effect seems to be the same as if I would have lowered the brightness to minimum.
When I don't press the area described above, the screen is just fine. I am sure this problem is not software or OS related. I googled it a lot and my guess is lose connection on the inverter?
One last thing - idk if related - sometimes, when I boot up the laptop, the backlight is turned off and I have to adjust it by pressing F3.
I purchased my laptop about two years ago. A few days ago, the screen suddenly dies, and on boot, it flickers a few times with the proper display, but then goes blank. The backlight seems to remain on though. When I use an external monitor with the HDMI port, the external monitor works fine, however the laptop screen remains blank. Here's a video of what it looks like when I first boot the laptop: [URL] .....
for some reason the on screen display meter for my volume when pressing on the keyboard suddenly disappeared, I would like to get this back. I found this thread in the forum URL.... which another was having the same problem I'm having. The only difference is that I'm using HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7.
I have a problem with my MBP LED Screen and its colours.
I tried calibrating, but I've noticed everything has a bluish tint and I didnt like it, so I went back to the original colour settings, but it doesnt look the same. I type in something in Google Images, and it all has a monotone to it. They all look quite grainy also.
This problem has bothered me since I have installed the windows7 rtm.
i am using integrated graphi card, everytime when the machine wakes up from sleep, and if the external power is unpluged, the screen starts to flicker, and windows 7 reports "displayer driver stopped working and have been recovered", looks like a driver problem, but i have downloaded from the driver from sony website and intel website, none of them solves this problem.
I have a Dell Studio 1745 and there is an issue with the magnetic switch. The issue seems to be that the switch itself can't seem to make its mind up whether it has been activated or not. On boot the screen flickers on and off slowly, placing a magnet near the track pad (where the switch is located) increases the rate of the flickering, however it does not solve the problem. Looking inside the laptop the switch seems to be a soldered chip, is there any way to solve this completely? I've connected it to an external monitor, however the picture will only stay on the screen with the magnet in place, removing the magnet causes the picture to come away from the monitor and back to flickering on the laptop.
when I turn on my Z, the screen glitches two or three times upon hitting the login screen. Does this happen for anyone else?
Sometimes, (it's happened once or twice) my graphics card even failed upon logging in and had to be reloaded, and even, on one occassion, completely shut down my computer (Straight to black, green light turned red) in the middle of casual browsing.
Are these causes for concern? Should I return my laptop?
Specifically 15" Late-2008 models (first of the Unibody range) running on the integrated 9400M graphics mode; where the the top 1/3 of the screen blacks out for a few millisecond ever so randomly with no obvious way of reproducing it. Sometimes the whole screen blanks out instead of the top 1/3 part.
Video samples of those that are lucky enough to capture it on film.
I've performed multiple SMC/PRAM resets, fresh system installations with full updates (10.5.8) and they don't seem to go away. _________________________
Issue #2 Weird graphic glitches on the same machine, best described with the following video and text:
Several observations to reproduce the glitch: - Happens only on battery mode, regardless of which graphics card (9400M or 9600M GT) - Happens on a freshly-installed, fully updated, SMC-resetted system with 10.5.8 - Only happens when you scroll very quickly (i.e. using the two-finger scroll on the touchpad) on a long list (refer to next point) - Drop down list/menu has to be extensively long that requires at least two or three screen's worth of real estate. An example would be the 'Fonts' folder (/Library/Fonts), drop this into the dock as a stack and view it as a list. - Reported to happen occasionally with the Spotlight search menu.
My work computer will flicker, go blank/black and sometimes I can tap on the battery or the hard drive and it will come back. Sometimes (more times than not) it will require a total reboot. Lately it won't even load. It will load the Dell screen then it says Starting Windows the logo comes on then it goes black. It still loads and everything but I can't see anything. I've replaced the hard drive so I know it's not that. I've loaded the computer in safe mode and I have NO problems with it when it's in safe mode, only when it boots normal. I tried the FN+Power but nothing happened when I tried that the numberlock LED is the only one that stays lit, the others didn't start flashing or anything
I have recently performed a clean install of windows 7 on my Acer TravelMate 5520G which used to run Vista. The whole process took the best part of 15 min...
All works *very* well apart from the orange WLAN LED at the front of the laptop (next to the bluetooth LED). WiFi functions fine and so does the WLAN switch. Except for the strange fact that when WLAN is ON the LED is OFF and when WLAN is switched OFF the LED comes ON!
The 802.11g network adapter driver installed is that of Broadcom version 188.8.131.52. Installing LaunchManager does not solve the problem.
Of course not a major problem, but the LED used to indicate WiFi connection status by flashing on&off, pretty handy.
how to go forward to get it to work as per normal?
I recently downloaded an AMD driver update. It removed the switchable graphics option and I have spent hours searching the internet on how to get it back. I can't find any drivers or anything to get it back. Also after I did this Sony Vegas won't open. I have a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any drivers or anything I can download to get switchable graphics back?
Just got my E6400 with the LED WXGA+ (1440X900) screen. My first reaction is what a hell! I got these lines on the screen, its almost as its only displaying every second line or something.
Maybe its the display drivers.. so i start testing different drivers but no luck, it wont change. See below for example:
Should it be like this? Do I miss the right drivers? My monitory sais General PnP, not any specific.. I'm using windows 7 x64. If its hard to see the vertical lines let me know and i'll try to get better pics.
I currently have a dell xps 17 laptop. It will not switch on properly.
When I power it on, the lights flash on as normal, and some of the fans appear to start (although the side fan does not appear to work). The cd drive will open when I press the button, and the touch buttons light up on contact as normal.
However, the screen does not switch on at all. The laptop will stay on but nothing will happen. The side fan does not appear to be working either (i cant hear it, and that area gets VERY hot when plugged in).
I am currently on holiday and do not have an hdmi cable to test it on an external display (though I could maybe buy one).
I have tried fully charging and depleting the battery, I have tried removing and reinserting the coin cell battery and the memory.
I was customizing a Studio 15 on the Dell Malaysia website when I noticed something I thought as strange and a little unfair.
Under "colour options", the Mike Ming/Derek Welch designs cost $70, and the Product RED ones were $90. This is fine by me and most people - you're paying for the art.
For solid colour options, Jet Black was free.
All the other colours (Plum Purple, Spring Green, etc.) were $20, except Flamingo Pink which was $60 - that's nearly the same as the art ones! What gives? I read on the forums that pink is one of the cheaper colours in India.
Does Dell sell the solid colours at different prices in all their online stores?
Running xp & native res of 1920 x 1200, the colours are totally off and way too much blue, as well as washed out white making the contrast pretty bad.
I was going to buy a hardware calibrator but think it would be a waste of money if it didn't fix the problem.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, i dont know if this type of thing is covered under warranty but the screen is pretty bad compared to my mates Dell Precision M90 (not as fuzzy and way better colours, as with my 24" dell).
Last night when I was browsing, the darker colours immediately started showing off as green. The GPU temps. are normal and I have even switched to VGA mode by uninstalling the Nvidia driver. Still the same problem. Ihave uploaded the image of my wallpaper. It is a blue wallpaper actually but it is now appearing as ugly green.
I am trying to find a solution to repair a Vista (Home?) installation on an Aspire 5920. The laptop blue screens with a Stop error code 00000F4 when booted in either Normal and Safe Mode. This problem started after installing a program although it may also have a malware/virus problem. The inbuilt Startup Repair and System Restore both fail.
I have the Acer Recovery disks but the Acer eRecovery website suggests that all personal data will be lost if they are used. Is it possible to repair the OS installation from the recovery disks instead of reinstalling it?
My keyboard has stopped wanting to type any key back to back without a pause (whether it's a letter or delete or backspace). So if I'm typing a word with two letters that are consecutive, I have to pause or forget and backspace (which I can only do once also without a pause). It's also started this slight click/beep that happens usually in conjunction with the error although sometimes not. And, the click/beep isn't consistent (or at least I haven't found it's rhythm yet).
I have acer 5630 bought in 12/08, 5 months later---- charged overnight. Woke up in morning to find that top corner on back of screen is melted and bubbled up, like it shorted out from the inside. Sent to Acer and tech says " You had to put it next to a heat source". I told them NO WAY!, but they say there is no way this could happen without a heat source from the outside. I guess someone got in the house last night and took a propane torch to it, or maybe they held a candle to it for ten minutes. There is no damage to the screen and the unit still works fine. This is driving me crazy. Oh, I forgot maybe our chihuahua held the torch to it.