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Another monitor problem

Another problem with my screen. After turning the laptop on, the screen flashes gray and black a few times, and then begins alternating red, green, blue, white, and black over and over again. Rebooting doesn't do a thing. Not sure what to do with it. The computer is three years old, and has traveled a bit, so it has had a few bumps now and again. Any ideas about this? Thanks

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  • Benoit Deeg May 27, 2007

    thanks, will try and have someone take a look at it.

  • Benoit Deeg May 29, 2007

    Oh well, its busted. Other than the hard drive and RAM, is there anything else worth pulling out before I dispose of it?

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It can be that it crashed or has suffered internal damage to the mother board or graphics card

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Its a graphics card thing or a connector loose. If graphics then as it is integrated with the main board there is nothing that can be done. If it is a loose connector- well can you or any one take a look see A repair shop perhaps?

Posted on May 27, 2007

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    john ash May 29, 2007

    CD drive prbably- but these do take a bashing to probably best ti let it go with the rest.

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