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Laptop screen purple psychedelic visual and then screen blank

\015 After a partial power outage I plugged the laptop into an extension cord which worked ok as I plugged and unplugged it several times in an outlet that worked. At one point I turned the laptop on forgettingt o plug in the cord which I then did with a very tiny spark coming from the outlet (VERY SMALL and not sure it even matters) as I turned to the screen to see it already showing a psychedelic purple movement all over it with some text showing. This continued for a day with the screen going totally blank for a while and then coming back on with weird purple lines sometimes straight and sometimes curvy -- always vibrating -- and then everything came on ok except the colors were odd..mostly a purple red and then after 15 minutes the screen went to normal and stayed that way for a couple hours of use. I shut it down for the night and today when I turned the laptop on the screen showes blank but gray instead of black and then a solid purple tint and then to absollutely blank. \015\012\015\012There is no text or background visuals visible on the screen when a flashlight is shined on it and when an external monitor is used with the laptop the screen is totally normal. When the battery is removed and the on and off busines done the screen does not work.\015

Answers :

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the computer display.

Per your description, I believe the display controller was damaged by the power surge. The laptop may need replacement of the display OR use it with an external display.
Not trying to scare you, but sounds like the luminiscent lamp is dying or dead. This explains the purple color, also it is normal to get better after it heats up a bit by its own work.
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