Hey everyone. Recently, my computer's screen has been on the fritz, and I'm wondering if this might be something I can replace by myself with a part or if it's something that requires sending it back to Dell.
The screen can still look normal, but will sometimes freeze completely if the computer lid is moved from a certain angle. When this happens there's also visual artifacts and a change of colour - sometimes the screen goes completely black. The problems are mostly gone whenever I'm moving the lid, but come back when I stop. Can I replace the screen my myself do you guys think? Or is it a cable that needs replacing/ a more solid connection
Reseat (disconnect and reconnect) both ends of the wiring harness that runs between the mainboard and back of the display panel. Check the cable for damage -- if it's damaged, or reseating doesn't fix the issue, replace the panel with a new one.
Depending on how handy you are with notebook repairs, it may be doable -- if not, a local shop can do the job for an hour's labor charge or so.