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#1 bigdp

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:56 AM

I wonder if anyone could help me with this problem.

My laptop Dell Inspiron M5010 wont start up properly. I can see the screen when i switch it on but the text is really hard to read and it is flickering. This also happens when i go into the bios settings.

i plugged it into an external monitor but it was also the same problem.

Is there any advice from anyone about fixing this problem? I have uploaded pictures of what the screen looks like at start up if that helps.

Thanks very much 

 

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:19 AM

Does this occur in Safe Mode?


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:37 PM

Hi thanks for your reply.
Yes this does happen in safe mode..

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:09 PM

This is typical of a failing graphics card. Quite often one will see chunky colours in crazy patterns too.

 

The computer will need professional repair.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:10 AM

Unfortunately I agree with TsVK.  If you want to keep this laptop running you will need to replace the integrated graphics.  This means that you will have to replace the motherboard.  I don't know of anyone who has been able to purchase just the integrated circuit as most of the chips are manufactured specifically for the motherboard which goes into the laptop.

 

This is going to be a fairly expensive endeavor if you pay someone else to do the work and supply the motherboard.  This is where you need to decide if it is worth investing a large chunk of cash to keep this computer running, or invest that money in a new laptop. 


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