Extremely Strange Laptop Boot Problem

WhatHappenedd

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I recently reinstalled Windows 7 32-bit on an old asus laptop (Model K50IP from what i can tell)
Before the reinstallation the Laptop worked ok, but was filled with redundant files that the user didn't need anymore.
After the fresh install, the Laptop had a few strange issues, like freezing on restart, and windows reporting the battery to be faulty.
Today the user came to me with his laptop and on boot this happens:



This happens as soon as it powers on, no windows logo or the usual boot operations, just a gray screen with a visible blue bar on the top left (Not visible too well in the picture).
The rest of the screen is gray.
I have never encountered this, my money is on hardware failure, but I'm not sure what died.
Any ideas on what died, or a miracle fix?
 

WhatHappenedd

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I can't really access the BIOS at all, it instantly moves into this gray screen.
Can't really say i expected much, i am however a bit bummed it happened after this person went to college when she most needs it.
Thank you for your quick response.
 

WhatHappenedd

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Ok, so I tried it, after seeing some hardly noticable text at the bottom.
The PC works, but the display is screwed for some reason.
She was travelling with it and when she came home it didn't work.
What would have caused the display to die though? She said she didn't hit anything.
 

WhatHappenedd

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Yeah only the Laptop screen is dead. On the external monitor everything displays normally. The strange part is that when I used the external monitor the things on the laptop screen could be seen somewhat clearer. Albeit the screen was still gray and it was freezing all the time.
Are displays that old still repairable or replaceable?
 

WhatHappenedd

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The display on the external monitor works fine, with the boot and everything. It is the laptop display that is still not working. I'm guessing the display on the laptop itself has died.
 
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