My main issue has returned. Screen freezes into grey multi-colored vertical lines then comes back except this time the screen turned black. I tried to close the lid to get it to sleep as it seemed to be attempting to do then Window just rebooted itself instead. When it came back it the error reporting said I had a blue screen. I have no idea what do at this point except to limit how much I use the laptop, which is a bit impossible at the moment.
who refurbished this computer?
was it a 3rd party company or did it come from the manufacturer?
if you bought if from a 3rd party seller then I wouldn't really trust how or by whom it was refurbished. now if it was a manufacturer refurb then that's the only time I would purchase a refurbished unit.
if your starting to get graphic's issues then it's probably GPU related and there is really nothing you can do on your end but try updated drivers, if that doesn't correct it then it's probably going to be a hardware issue and if it's out of warranty then it's time to get a new laptop. if it's under warranty then contact the manufacturer for warranty repair.
A 3rd party on eBay, it was around $300 and there wasn't a warranty. The description said manufacturer refurb that they put software on along with Windows. When I opened up the unit to clean it a few months ago (the fan started to sound horrible and it was overheating) it was caked with a significant amount of furry dust. I'm guessing it sat in a warehouse for a really long time before the seller got to it and this model seems to be a business class laptop that's getting phased out. Obviously not suited for a playing a lot of games or media even though I don't work it that hard.
I did update the drivers and it seemed to work pretty well for a while but I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing to make the GPU act up so I can't not do it. I can't afford a new laptop until maybe later next year so I need this one to last as long as possible.
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