A while ago I worked on a friend's laptop that had an issue with the graphics chip. It was a dell. Dell Inspiron m5010
The topic I started back then was called "reflow?" as I was looking into that as an option.
The lady contacted Dell and they had her send it in and they fixed it free. I will say, Dell has the best customer service of all the ones I've dealt with.
They sent it back... a while later it beeped again and all... and they replaced it AGAIN... The mother board that is. It was a graphics chip issue.
Anyway... She just messaged me on facebook to let me know that the screen is "fluttering"... reminded her of the old tvs and the vertical hold having issues... only, the laptop has no vertical hold button. ha.
So I'm thinking about it... I'm telling her that I'm thinking she may just be better off buying a new computer. We'll see. In the meantime... does this screen "fluttering" sound like it's that graphics chip again? Or would the issue be in the screen itself?
With the luck she's had with the graphics chip, I'm leaning towards that. But I really don't know.
I don't want to REALLY tell her to buy a new computer if it's something that I can fix easily enough... but at the same time... it may just be time.