I've been on a roll with repairing things lately! This one wasn't for me, however. My client had dropped the laptop, and the monitor cable had been severely damaged. Apparently it worked for a while, even with nearly all of the insulation melted off and shorts everywhere in one section of the cable. I just replaced the section of cable with some ribbon cable.
Melted insulation, we meet again.
There was shielding over the wires before, however, and now there is none. The state of the laptop is so bad, however, I don't see the owner keeping it for longer than the circuitry will last without shielding, and it shouldn't be a problem anyway if it's kept away from interference.