Odd Screen Flicker/static
Posted on 2006-11-18
I have an interesting problem and would appreciate your help in diagnosing it. I have a Toshiba Satellite A-105 and the screen is flickering in an odd way. Sometimes, the screen will seem to pulse between full color and not so full color. The pulsing isn't drastic, but it is noticeable, especially on darker images. I would describe the pulsing as almost like a light pixelation that comes in half second intervals.
Sometimes, however, the bottom portion of the screen will get a zigzag/wave effect and will be very noticeable. Interestingly, the problem seems to go away if I turn the screen off for a period of time or unplug the AC power. The screen isn't touched very much between pulsing and not pulsing, so I am hesitant to say that it is a loose connection-- and the fact that it seems to get worse the longer the laptop is on may also be very telling.
Any help you can give me will be very appreciated.
Also, in case it matters, I am running a Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chip (128MB) running at 60 hertz with a 1280*800 resolution