i thinkmy laptops graphics card is about to fail!

  AL47 20:30 31 Dec 2009

twice today ive had issues, first, the main boot/bios screen had small white dashes all over it

2nd, after booting up the screen looked like broken glass eminating from the centre,

3rd, on booting the screen looked almost black but was rippling

this is new to today and right now its working

so .. does this sound like a failure?

  birdface 20:32 31 Dec 2009

Try device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks beside the graphics or any other device.

  AL47 20:40 31 Dec 2009

all good there

  Technotiger 21:32 31 Dec 2009

Connect an external computer monitor to the laptop. If the external monitor display is fine, then you have a problem with the Laptop LCD screen or the LCD cable connection. If the external monitor image is the same as on the Laptop LCD, then it is likely to be a faulty integrated onboard video, this means replacing the motherboard of the Laptop.

  AL47 22:16 31 Dec 2009

i can replace the laptop graphics card separately in this particular model, but would like to ensure its JUST in the graphics card

  Technotiger 22:19 31 Dec 2009

If you can try your laptop with an external screen, that would give you a better indication of the possible source of the problem.

  AL47 22:30 31 Dec 2009

i can, when at home i have a second monitor running alot of the time so will try that when i get home

i thinkl id rather it be the card if its def one of those!

  Technotiger 22:34 31 Dec 2009

Let us know how you get on.

Happy New Year!

  AL47 22:56 31 Dec 2009

thanks.. it may be worth buying a new deskop tho as i ve been thinking about it

this may force it!

  woodchip 23:10 31 Dec 2009

As its in BIOS before Windows Loads it does look like its Graphics card problem

  woodchip 23:13 31 Dec 2009

If its replaceable, You could try removing it from the board then refit it as connection may be poor after it being used for a long time. Tarnish on contacts

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