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Video card problems

I recently turned on my computer and during startup I noticed broken colored lines (Strips) running horizontally across the screen. When It loaded to desk top, the lines were still there but only at the top third of the screen. However, when I started working on line or with applications such as word and scrolled down the page, the line became solid and followed the scroll down. Sorry it's hard to explain....Is the ATI Radeon x600 failing??
Any help would be appriciated. I'm serving in Iraq and have no support options.
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Re: Video card problems

Pressing on the screen doesn't effect the lines other then a slight distortion from pressing on the screen.
Thanks for your input.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

Re: Video card problems

To press on the screen doesn't effect the lines. Other then a slight distortion due to pressing on the screen.....

Thanks for your response....

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

Re: Video card problems

It Needs the BGA RAM reflowed period.. Trust me.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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Re: Video card problems

If you were to gently "squeeze" the screen bezel where the lines are, do they go away, or get worse?

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Re: Video card problems

Sounds more like the screen has a spot in it where the circuitry is bad, easiest thing to do, is take it to a repair shop and see if they can fix it, if not, call the manufacturer, and see if they can get you a new one. Usually they will, since it will be considered a defective product.

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