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Is this the result of a graphics card failure? Just asking.


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#1 Phillouss

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:05 AM

I'm clueless, I was playing a game, which ran just fine until I had tried to run the game again another time, as soon as the opening started, the screen became severely distorted, then the laptop restarted by itself. Now the screen does not work, and is completely distorted on external monitors and windows won't start normally. Is this the result of a graphics card failure?

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

When I worked, some time ago, for a local fix-it place, that would send us out with parts to replace...long story short -- the situation you described was sometimes fixed with motherboard replacement, which of course, replaced the on-board video/graphics card.  Do you have a local fix-it place that can run a dianostics on your laptop?


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#3 Phillouss

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:56 AM

Unfortunately, no, I was not too worried as the laptop itself is quite old, and I was going to get a new laptop as soon as my current one came up with a problem. But I probably will have it checked if I do one, which is unlikely.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

The only other possibility is the power cord but it really sounds like the video card which means motherboard especially considering the laptop is older as you suggest.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

What is the brand and model of laptop? Have you searched to see if video failure is common on that model? Some laptops had known issues, even leading to recalls.

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