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The first generation Nvidia Shield Tablet released in July 2014. This device is often used for gaming, and has Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities.

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Half of the screen is black

Screen has no *serious* physical damage (no cracks), but half of it is black. Touch screen works (including the black part of the screen).

What’s the problem and how to fix it?

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Hi @icecom ,

Has the tablet been dropped or gotten wet at all?

Connect an external monitor to the tablet's mini HDMI port to check if it shows a full display.

If it shows a full display then you have either got a video flex cable problem, a video flex cable connection problem or a LCD display panel problem.

If the external monitor's display also shows only a half screen display, then you have a GPU/motherboard problem in the tablet.

Here’s a link to the ifixit Nvidia Shield Tablet Repair guide which may be of some help in opening the tablet so that the video flex cable/connector can be inspected if you have determined that it is not the GPU that is the problem.

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