I was wondering if any one couldhelp. This will be quite vague so my apologies before I start but I'm looking to have some suggestions to hand before I look at a colleagues laptop. (I have no detials of it as yet)I'm really just looking for some general pointers.
My colleague has a laptop and he has said that after booting up, the monitor is ok for a short while before groups of short, coloured, wavey lines appear on the screen. These basically increase in number before the whole screen in covered by them.
Could this be a hardware problem ie the MCB/video card or the LCD monitor itself. As I say any genral tips would be useful in the interim.
click here is the only link that I can find where other people have had short wavy lines. The conclusion seems to be that for them it was a graphics card hardware problem with the memory - hope that's not the case for you. There was one good suggestion so that you can eliminate the laptop screen and that is to conned an external monitor to the laptop VGA port and see if the problem still occurs. If it does then it is almost certainly a graphics card problem, if not then it is likely a screen or screen connection problem. Let us know after you have had a look at it tomorrow.