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Dots in Netbook screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Dots in Netbook screen


    Dear All,

    My Samsung Netbook has developed the below glitch in the screen ever since it fell off:-



    Is that some problem with the display device gone loose or something?

    I took a snapshot via PrtScn of the Netbook and viewed it in my desktop, it was clean without the spots as seen in the above image. Does that imply it's a issue with the Netbook screen?

    Is there any software to check if the devices in the Netbook are still functioning properly or not? In case there is no single software to achieve that, you can suggest me individual software say to check graphics device, hard drive etc.

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  2. #2


    PrtScr records only what is sent to screen, not actual picture of it. Considering that snapshot taken like that is clean, the only thing left is a physical damage to the screen with a slight chance of flat cable going from the machine to screen is slightly pulled or damaged. Afraid that only changing the screen itself can rectify this. problem. You can try connecting to an external monitor but I bet that picture will be fine there.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    To what CountMike said. Print screen just uses the digital image of the data sent to the screen. Physical defects will not show up in the screen shot. Dito again to trying an external monitor. If the monitor image is fine its the built in display that's damaged. If you see the same defective image on an external monitor then the onboard video card is damaged. Hopefully its just the monitor, that would be the lesser of two evils.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    thanks for your response guys...i will check the output on an external monitor.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    ok..i just checked..the output on an external monitor is perfect..so that suggests that my laptop screen has gone for a toss, right? any idea how much that gonna cost me? thank you.
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  6. #6


    Depends where you are at, in my country there's a big market for used parts and such as screens go up to about $100.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    ok...i am from India, will enquire in the local market...thanks mate.
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