Got a new handmedown that I would like to diagnose a little. I don't have the experience to know what these symptoms mean so hope to get a little advice here. This is a weak laptop because of the cpu but may be a good donation or to just run Linux on.
The two issues I'm having are:
1. The graphics are shimmering just a little, don't look normal to me. I don't know if this is a sign of Graphics failing or maybe another component failing, like RAM. I ran it through all the HP Diagnostics and it passed. I thought it may be the battery because I've seen problems with graphics when batteries go bad. So I pulled out the battery and the shimmering continues.
2. The Laptop also shuts down abruptly when the battery gets to low about 1 3/4 hrs. Then upon restart get the screen Advanced Boot Options screen. I had the Power settings customized the way I normally do, so changed them back to the Default HP Settings. This is a Fresh OEM Install from the Recovery Manager/Partition.