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Matrix like display

Had 2 bars on the screen some time back,now can not use my lp as can see symbols, aphabets and nubber on the screen,i think the graphic card in got,i did open the lp and also removed the graghic card fruno:V000054110 (ATI 64MB), no know where to find one .

MY IS A M40-331

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When you get all those letters and weird codes on the screen, does it do that at the POST screen? If so, the only way to really troubleshoot that problem is to have another ATI video chip to replace. Other than that, i would check the LCD display for a short. you would have to take the plastic cover off and look for the ground wire (use a multi-meter to determind this). If the ground is not properly secure, then secure it with electrical tape.

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It looks as though the video driver is corrupted. Can you go into safe mode and uninstall the last or updated driver?

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