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#1 spbb05

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:19 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop about 5 yrs old running XP media center edition 2004. In the last few months it has developed vertical lines on the screen. If needed and allowed, I can take a screen shot and attach to he next post. Could it be the graphic card?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:56 PM

if you can output to another monitor through your VGA out, that will tell you if it is the graphics card or a dying LCD screen

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:48 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:05 AM

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