Laptop Hardware Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by omg its nlm, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    I am trying to figure out what the issue is with this laptop I have here. It's fine on for an hour or two then all of a sudden the screen flickers (like on a crt when you hit the degauss or what ever its called button) You think its an video issue of some sort?
     
  2. omg its nlm

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    Ok now the screen is going crazy. I can't even get it into safe mode with it freezing.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I remember my one of my friends mentioning something very similar a few months ago. Turned out that the video card was giving way, so he called support and received a brand new machine because it was still under warranty.

    If you can, I'd suggest checking the ribbon-cable connection from the video card to the display first to make sure it's not loose or being pinched by any of the adjacent parts. That can cause distortion too. If that doesn't help, my guess is it's the video card itself.
     
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    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Thanks for the info I will give that a try.
     
  5. omg its nlm

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    BTW I did check everything and I think I am going to blow it up!
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    wrong thread edit
     
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