Question Compaq CQ60-615DX Notebook

Mar 23, 2019
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Bought this lil laptop for 50 bucks, suddenly screen starts tearing don't believe it was dropped or anything but it was one tear, now there's 3 and one is pretty sizable I didn't go too in depth yet but with a quick google search I read some stuff about refresh rates or some settings within the computer that could cause this I am working on making this laptop bare bones to the max for my mother so it runs well for her browsing I wasn't sure if it was something I did while tweaking or what in the heck is going on I have the refresh rate set to the lowest 60 but the resolution is set to the highest 1366 x 768 -- what can I do to slow this from getting worse quickly or stop it completely?

It's not possible to fix either without replacing the whole screen which isn't worth it right?

Laptop & Screen in question:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01965727
 
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Yeah, it doesn't have the issue on a monitor, that's kinda what I figured, so nothing really to be done about it besides replacing the whole screen which probably isn't worth it I guess.
 
Generally once there is a defect in the lcd, it will spread elsewhere with no realy way to stop it.

Make sure you arent squeezing the lcd when picking up the laptop. Also make sure the keyboard is flush and not pressing on the screen.

Likely you will have to replace the lcd :(
 
I would buy a different one. That laptop will be pretty slow and isnt worth putting money into. A replacement screen would cost nearly the price of a better, faster, laptop.
Screen replacement $50: https://www.ebay.com/i/352077425881?chn=ps

Heres a decent one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T510-15-Laptop-i5-M520-2-4GHz-8GB-RAM-AC-ADAPTER/312641929930?hash=item48cae942ca:g:ioQAAOSwDLhc9pOl&LH_BIN=1
Lenovo Thinkpad T510 15"
$69 free shipping.
i5-M520 2.4GHz 2c/4t
8gb DDR3 RAM
Comes with AC adapter
Working screen :)
NO HDD or battery. (I see yours has no battery either)

Thinkpads are built tough and are really business machines.
Could throw a $20 SSD in it or the HDD from the Compaq and have a functional laptop.
 

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