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Black dots on screen

Well ive had one red light for about 2 mounths...i have been doing the towel trick to get it working but yestoday i was playing on call of duty 4 and my screen had loads of lines of black only happens when im in a game.when on dashboard or in lobby it is perfect anyone know what's soo pissed off coz wen i get it sent off i won't get it back for call of duty 5 so my mates will all be higher levels and they will be all better than if anyone knows whats wrong please tell me!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    help its fucked

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    i am having the same problem



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That's the problem with the GPU, You should sent it back if it's still under warranty.

other option is to fix it yourself by replacing the xclamps.

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