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#1 Banks

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:15 PM



Hey guys, well I have a problem with these colorded vertical lines going down my HP Pavilion laptop screen. They first appeard a couple months ago, but then there was only like two very skinny lines. But now its getting kind of bad. I was wondering what is causing it, and is there a way to get rid of them?



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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:03 AM

2 things to try. Download and reinstall the video driver. It could possibly be overheating. Use a can of compressed air and blow out the vents
Worth a shot
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

And how do i reinstall the video drive. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:40 PM

What is the model number of the laptop?
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:26 PM

hp pavilion ze4900

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:05 PM

This driver is for a HP Pavilion ze4900 CTO with the intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics chip
Installation instructions are at the bottom of the page
HP support:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...228&lang=en

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:14 PM

so that means i can download it right? is there a chance this can effect my laptop in a negative way? sorry im slow with computers... =[


UPDATE: i downloaded the file and was running it and it said the files are already on my computer if i wanted to continue, so yeah ima way for you to reply to my statement for my next move. =[

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:44 PM

I would continue. It won't damage anything. The file you already have could be corrupt
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:43 PM

I downloaded the program ran it, clicked yes all to the download, restarted my computer and the lines are still there. =[

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:08 PM

Do you have a desktop monitor around that you can plug into to see if the picture is OK on that?
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:18 PM

ummm no i do not.

my friend said it might be because i have too much stuff on my desktop? but i dont really have too much. just music could that be it?


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Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:31 PM

Can you look inside any vents and check if they're clogged with dust?

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:56 AM

Hmmm i blew in pretty much all the vents...with my mouth though. d0nt kn0w if that w0rks.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:37 PM

http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=31844
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:55 PM

i d0 n0t believe that link applies to me...


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