Question Weird pixelated lines. Is my laptop screen going bad?

Coolio1995

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I bought this Lenovo Legion 7i around 6 months ago and recently I'm seeing this sort of pixelated effect across the top edge of the screen.
View: https://imgur.com/AY2Zy2K

It's more pronounced when observed on a blue background like in the above image. So I did a quick pixel test and found nothing wrong with the black and white screens. However on the red and more so on the blue screen I found this matrix pixelated sort of pattern on the top edge.
View: https://imgur.com/ITNlgb2

View: https://imgur.com/KvJyXoi

View: https://imgur.com/Yb5MPF7

I tried turning off lenovo hybrid mode to see if it was the discrete graphics but the issue persisted. Does anyone know what this is and why it's happening?
My specs are :
10th gen i7 10750h
RTX 2070 super
16GB ram
512gb ssd + 512gb wd sn550 added later
 

Lutfij

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If you're laptop has a port to allow hooking up to an external display, you should be able to hook an external monitor up to see if the issue is seen on said panel. I'm suspecting that the panel on the laptop might've given out, if the display output on the laptop doesn't exhibit the same pixel related issue.

On another note, have you tried with a DDU + GPU driver reinstall with the latest driver sourced from Nvidia? Latest BIOS for the laptop?
 

Coolio1995

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If you're laptop has a port to allow hooking up to an external display, you should be able to hook an external monitor up to see if the issue is seen on said panel. I'm suspecting that the panel on the laptop might've given out, if the display output on the laptop doesn't exhibit the same pixel related issue.

On another note, have you tried with a DDU + GPU driver reinstall with the latest driver sourced from Nvidia? Latest BIOS for the laptop?
I didn't use DDU but I manually did remove the Nvidia graphics from device manager and then reinstalled it with the drivers suggested by Lenovo. However seeing as the issue persists always, regardless of whether the Nvidia is in use or not even I'm thinking it might be a screen issue. I'll try plugging up to a secondary monitor though, need to find an hdmi cable lying around.
 

jeremy0118

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You can go inside your bios and change your display adapter from your rtx 2070 to the intel integrated graphics to see if the problem still excists. hope for you your 2070 aint dying. it would be better if the screen is dying than the gpu if u do any gaming on it.
 

Coolio1995

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You can go inside your bios and change your display adapter from your rtx 2070 to the intel integrated graphics to see if the problem still excists. hope for you your 2070 aint dying. it would be better if the screen is dying than the gpu if u do any gaming on it.
Nope the problem is still there if I use the igpu.
 

jeremy0118

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Then its fairly safe to say its the screen going bad, which in your case is probably better than the gpu, depending on wethet you travel alot with it, concidering the current gpu price crisis.
 

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