Question HP laptop screen shows artefacts when moving the lid ?

Max Guymer

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Hi there, title pretty much sums it up.
Lately when opening and closing my laptop lid I have noticed parts of the screen flickering white as if it's a loose scart cable at the back of an old tv and was wondering what the cause could be and whether or not I could fix it. I've never replaced a laptop screen before but I'm generally quite good at swapping out internals and fiddling about with tech anyways so I don't think that should be a problem, I just don't know if it's the screen itself or some sort of connector?

I don't think it's software related as I've tried updating the drivers and such and it happens in any kind of application regardless of how many programs are running, I haven't hit or bumped the screen or laptop as far as I can remember.

Model number is 15-bc301na

Here's a video of the issue:
View: https://youtu.be/pYxCVTFXYjE


System Information report written at: 05/17/21 17:52:32
System Name: LAPTOP-WORKCOMP
[Display]

Item Value
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_139A&SUBSYS_8421103C&REV_A2\4&6480F17&0&00E0
Adapter Type NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Adapter RAM (1,048,576) bytes
Installed Drivers C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvhmi.inf_amd64_de7232ad589fe991\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvhmi.inf_amd64_de7232ad589fe991\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvhmi.inf_amd64_de7232ad589fe991\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvhmi.inf_amd64_de7232ad589fe991\nvldumdx.dll
Driver Version 27.21.14.6627
INF File oem76.inf (Section010 section)
Colour Planes Not Available
Colour Table Entries Not Available
Resolution Not Available
Bits/Pixel Not Available
Memory Address 0xB3000000-0xB40FFFFF
Memory Address 0xA0000000-0xB1FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xB1FFFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967289
Driver C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERSTORE\FILEREPOSITORY\NVHMI.INF_AMD64_DE7232AD589FE991\NVLDDMKM.SYS (27.21.14.6627, 36.94 MB (38,732,576 bytes), 16/05/2021 12:40)

Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 620
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_5916&SUBSYS_8421103C&REV_02\3&11583659&0&10
Adapter Type Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel(R) HD Graphics 620
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_a086f01cc7be643a\igdumdim64.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_a086f01cc7be643a\igd10iumd64.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_a086f01cc7be643a\igd10iumd64.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_a086f01cc7be643a\igd12umd64.dll
Driver Version 27.20.100.8681
INF File oem48.inf (iKBLD_w10_DS section)
Colour Planes Not Available
Colour Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xB2000000-0xB2FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x00005000-0x0000503F
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967288
Driver C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERSTORE\FILEREPOSITORY\IIGD_DCH.INF_AMD64_A086F01CC7BE643A\IGDKMD64.SYS (27.20.100.8681, 25.82 MB (27,076,848 bytes), 08/11/2020 01:08)
 

EyyMunchian

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The Only things I can think of that might be the issue are the hingers or the screen itself. This does seem to look like an older model laptop, meaning manufacturers didn't care as much about some things as they do now like hinges. Laptops either use magnets or a small thin wire to bring display onto the screen. Maybe when you open and close the lid the wire feels pressure or something and you experience some data loss. My second theory is that since it does look like to be an older model laptop, the screen and panel are lower quality or poorly engineered. Even the slightest pressure on the lid might mess stuff up with the screen panel causing it to artifact and experience data loss. These are all speculation but I believe most likely might be the issue.
 

Max Guymer

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The Only things I can think of that might be the issue are the hingers or the screen itself. This does seem to look like an older model laptop, meaning manufacturers didn't care as much about some things as they do now like hinges. Laptops either use magnets or a small thin wire to bring display onto the screen. Maybe when you open and close the lid the wire feels pressure or something and you experience some data loss. My second theory is that since it does look like to be an older model laptop, the screen and panel are lower quality or poorly engineered. Even the slightest pressure on the lid might mess stuff up with the screen panel causing it to artifact and experience data loss. These are all speculation but I believe most likely might be the issue.
I don't think it's pressure, I can flex the screen (within reason) without data loss and pressing into the panel gently around the edges and on the screen itself doesn't replicate the issue either, I remember this being the number one thing I noticed when looking for videos of people with my issue. It only has the artefacts when I use the hinges to move the screen so I get the feeling it's just the cable either sitting loose or needing replacement all together and thankfully the screen connectors on the mainboard and the screen itself are placed quite simply and not too hard to get to. The only thing that I'm not too sure about now is how universal the screen cables are between hp pavilion series laptops.
I've seen plenty of reasonably priced lcd cables on ebay for the 15-au model, which is the closest in terms of model to my model the 15-bc series, I can't imagine they are really that different seeing as the replacement screens themselves seem pretty universal across hp pavillion 15's.
 

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