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Screen/Video Card problem (Laptop)

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#1 Hawkwolf-


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:12 AM


I'm having a problem with my screen/video card.

It sometime displays 8 screens and I can't do anything about it.
Even with the good and updated Video card driver, it still happens from time to time.
I will take a picture next time it happens and upload it.

I already brought it for repairation, and they told me that it couldn't be fixed.
Also, I can't open my laptop.

Also, when I install the graphic card driver, my laptop freezes and after a reboot, the driver doesn't work anymore.

If anyone have an idea about how to fix it, it would be great.

Sorry for my bad english.

Thanks !

My Laptop Spec :
LG XNote R500 (C.CP06A9)
Intel Core 2 Duo T 2.0GHz
nVidia Geforce 8600m GS
4Gb of RAM

System: Windows 7 Ultimate

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

did you try to reinstall win7 to see how it behaves

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:54 PM

The 8600m was a part of the big "chipgate" recall by the major OEMs and NVidia. Essentially NVidia used the wrong underfill/solder for the joints between the chip and the board and after so many heat cycles the solder bumps crack and cause problems. Problems include screen corruption, lack of video output, strange colors etc.

Repair options are limited. Either replace the motherboard/videocard, or dissassemble and use a heatgun or oven to heat the GPU/motherboard and remelt the solder.

EDIT: Here, Charlie explains it better. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1004378/why-nvidia-chips-defective

Edited by dpunisher, 25 December 2011 - 09:04 PM.

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