Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-S170 PC Notebook ?

Gabriel175: Laptop now boots and video heatsink/fan now running but screen is "garbled" with horizonal lines. Will attempt re-connecting the screen cable.

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To determine if the LCD is faulty or the video card, connect an external monitor to the video port on the laptop, power up the external monitor first then the laptop. The video data will divert to the external monitor automatically and if you get a normal Windows image the the video card is OK and the fault is the LCD screen or video cable.
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