The screen is shaking on an old laptop

digitard

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It wasn't working before, windows crashed irreversibly on it. it was fine all along the installation of Debian and for 3-4 hours of use. Then this happened:

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shaking from the start, even before the GRUB environment, hardware problem but which
 


f33dm3bits

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If it's hardware issue nothing much that can be done here? Does the shaking stay when you boot from a live installation media?
 

jglen490

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So far there has been no discussion about the hardware. Yes, it's an old laptop. But what is old? And what specific laptop?

Some people consider 5 years to be "old", other 15 years. Not all laptops are built with replaceable components, some are. It wouldn't hurt to know, and to check it out. A motherboard replacement may be too much, but some component or cable might be worth it.
 

digitard

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So far there has been no discussion about the hardware. Yes, it's an old laptop. But what is old? And what specific laptop?

Some people consider 5 years to be "old", other 15 years. Not all laptops are built with replaceable components, some are. It wouldn't hurt to know, and to check it out. A motherboard replacement may be too much, but some component or cable might be worth it.
It's an HP 2000 Notebook bought around 2014. I have another HP 255 G6 of 2017, which have the same screen size. If it also has the same plugs perhaps I should try to put the screen of the g6 to the 2000 to rule out the screen or find the problem.The problem is that the g6 works fine and I may mess up with it... those machines are not worth to pay technician if i cant fix it my self then it goes for recycling
 

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If it also has the same plugs perhaps I should try to put the screen of the g6 to the 2000 to rule out the screen or find the problem.
Actually, this is a good point. Try plugging in an external monitor and see if the issue persists.
 

digitard

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Actually, this is a good point. Try plugging in an external monitor and see if the issue persists.
You see, having taken the TAO of laptop many years ago, I have no desktop equipment anymore nor television. I also have no smartphones (irrelevant but i wanted to say it)
 

jglen490

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Screen flickering can be the result of the backlight having issues. Here's an article.

It may be related to your issue, or not, and there may be other examples of HP screen flickering, or any laptop screen flickering.
 

digitard

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Yeah, the plug of the screen of 2000 is slightly wider than of g6, it doesn't seem like any practical reason other than just to be incompatible, silly me to think they may be the same
 
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