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#1 rolltide101

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:58 PM

When I turn my pc on it shows an all white screen for a minute then it changes to several different color when Windows boots up (I hear the Windows "boot up sound" I plug a S video cable into it and it displays weird with lines going up and down. It was completely unuseable. What do u think the issue is?

Now its pure white with a few grey lines and not outputting anything through S video

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:33 AM

Hi,
can you boot in safe mode with networking?? if so will you download http://www.piriform.com/speccy to give us a bit more insight to your machine. I believe this to be a failing video card or corrupt driver, so the more info you give us about the machine the better/ quicker response to your issue.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:46 AM

Agree with Iain.

If it DOES boot to safe mode, it could be a corrupt video driver.

If you can't even get into safe mode, try a different video adapter. Are you using built-in-video? If so get a video adapter card to install and try. If already using a card, pull it and re-seat it good, try again. if still the same problem, pull it and try build-in video (as a test) or a known good card instead.

Of course swapping cables and monitors are good tests too.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:02 AM

I cant even see the bios as soon as its turned on the screen is white. Its either a screen problem or a video card problem. I was just trying 2 see which it was. I tried 2 get to the video card but I couldn't for anything figure out how to open it. Its a HP dv2945se.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:03 AM

My guess is video card since the output & the actual laptop screen isnt working correctly. Im taking it 2 a shop soon.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

My guess is video card since the output & the actual laptop screen isnt working correctly. Im taking it 2 a shop soon.

Hi,
now you have established that we are dealing with a laptop!!! do you have an external monitor that can be used with a vga cable?? if you have see if there is any display.
If there is no change and this is an old machine>(just guessing here)< I would defenitly NOT be putting this into a repair shop, on board video cards are a NIGHTMARE to fix in laptops and can prove to be very expensive. I would strip the machine of it's harddrive/ram and sell it for spares or repair on ebay or some other auction site, and re-invest in another machine.This will work out a lot cheaper than putting it into a repair shop, as you may not know how long the replacement will work.
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