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white lines across monitor, possible graphics card issue


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#1 girlgoessolo

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

Last night while using my laptop, the screen froze suddenly. Thin, pixelated, horizontal white lines appeared across the screen also. I let it sit for awhile, hoping that it would unfreeze, but the screen slowly became whiter and whiter as it sat there.

I had no choice but to turn it off, and when I powered it back on, nothing appeared on the screen. I could hear the fan and CPU running normally as it started up, and the backlighting on the monitor came on, but the screen stayed black.

I powered down, and tried it again this morning after giving it about 12 hours rest. It powered up normally, the screen displayed normally, and I thought my troubles were over until the white lines appeared again after just a few minutes.



I am trying to figure out what the root of this problem is. I just don't know where to begin. Does anyone have any ideas?


My laptop is an HP DV6700. It is beyond it's warranty, so unfortunately HP tech support cannot help me.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

I forgot to mention: I am running Windows Vista.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:15 AM

I would see if same problem exists with laptop output to external monitor.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:49 AM

Thank you Louis,

It turned out that my computer must have just suffered a really bad crash. I'm still not entirely sure what happened, but a friend of mine was able to get it working again. And that gave me the chance to backup my hard drive, so if it happens again, at least I've got all my stuff off it.




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