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Red lines running down screen. On start up random coloured numbers

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  • chrislock2 Dec 08, 2008

    what is the bios screen matt

  • chrislock2 Dec 15, 2008

    Hi.... thanks for the advise. I have since been to a lap top repair shop where I bought this and they are saying they are sure it is the graphics chip hard ware problem ( what ever that means ) & suggest to replace it on a ibm t42 it will cost around £200 or a reconditioned chip for £150. They say they know this just by turning the comp on! when it starts up I get random different coloured numbers & red lines running down the screen. ~What is strange is that when i highlight the are and click off it it can move or disapear in that particular area. mie999s do you still think I can take to someone to resolder as its hard to believe its not a loose connection prob. I am by no means a computer wizz & dont really know much lingo when it comes to the words bias screen and pcb. I really appreciate your thoughts on this though.

  • Boli May 11, 2010

    Sorry for slow response...

    To access the BIOS...

    it should either be F1 F2 or the DELETE Key

    it should say

    let me know...


  • Boli May 11, 2010

    If you go into the BIOS screen what do you get? same?

    let me know...



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Try to resolder back the pcb of your monitor otherwise nothing to do just replace it

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