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Video Display Going Out?

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#1 Justa


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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:15 PM

I have a HP laptop that I purchased from Sam's that is still within the allowable return period. Yesterday I brought it out of sleep mode and the display had 1 in horizontal bars that appeared to be scrambled noise alternating with 1 in horizontal bars that appeared normal. The bars would not disappear when I tried opening different applications. I did a hard boot and the display returned to normal. My gut feeling is that this is a hardware problem that will reappear and get worse.

Is it possible that this might have just been a case of RAM becoming corrupted? I am hoping that I do not have to start over with a new laptop and reload everything but I will if this type of problem is likely to be caused by hardware going out.

Thoughts and opinions appreciated.


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Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:15 AM

My gut feeling is that this is a hardware problem that will reappear and get worse.

I have a very same feeling. Personally, I'd return it.
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