A few times recently my laptop screen has gone suddenly black,and am left with a ghost image of what was there. In case my graphics card does suddenly packup, how easy is it to replace and where would I shop online for a replacement one, bearing in mind I have in the past built my own desktop. (HP Pavilion..XP)
Slightly,it depends on whether its a KB or KC model.The KB series has onboard graphics,which aren't upgradable,the KC series comes with either an "ATI Mobility Radeon graphics accelerator with 16 or 32 MB DDR graphics memory, 4x AGP graphics capability."
Which could be upgraded,but not by much.Mobile GC's are not "my thing" as I haven't ever encountered one in the machines I'm frequently asked to "have a look at"
Sorry for lack of deatils, I will repost if i can find info, but I remember reading somewhere that many laptop screen problem are caused by a faulty electronic card, easily replaced at home (nothing with laptops is as easy as PCs), costing less than £50. I can't remember the name of the card thingy, maybe someone else can?
KB or KC doesn't ring a bell!! (Can't check, I am now at work!) But I am pretty sure it has ATI Mobility Radeon BUT it has 64mb, with 4x AGP.(so possibly a KC) So if it is a faulty elecrtonic card where would I find it?