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Is my video card corrupt? Windows won't start.


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#1 Ac3sHigh

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:50 PM

Hi,

 

I dug up my old Dell Latitude E6520 laptop I used years back until the screen started to flicker and Windows stopped loading.

 

The outside of the screen is in perfect condition, but the picture displayed looks as if it was smashed (see pic).

 

Windows 7 won't start. I can faintly see through the flickering "Windows has failed to start due to software or hardware changes".

 

Is this a faulty video card?

 

Thanks to you all for helping!!

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

lol, no it's cracked lcd screen. one of the inner layers is broke.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

Hey. Thanks Mightywiz. Would that cause Windows starting problems?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:01 AM

Would the broken LCD cause Windows starting errors? I have a feeling it's the video card. Maybe both.

 

I connected the laptop to an external monitor through HDMI and could not get a picture.

 

Any other way to test it?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:49 AM

I was able to test the laptop by connecting it with a VGA cable to a monitor. The picture was perfect on the external monitor!

 

So is it only the LCD that needs replacing?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

check ebay and amazon you can usually get a new led lcd replacement for $35-50.  



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:32 AM

Thanks, man






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