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Blank screen or vertical colored lines on monitor

Boots up sometimes, runs for awhile and then either a black screen or vertical different colored lines. It will stay this way until shut down. Sometimes it tries to restart itself but I get the same problem. Sometimes it does the black screen or vertical lines immediately on start up. I have had it three different places for repair...Help!

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  • Taostinese Mar 25, 2008

    Any idea where the graphics card is located on the all in one gateway profile 4 and how to remove it? Gateway can't seem to walk me through the process or provide schematics.

  • Taostinese Mar 25, 2008

    I appreciate any help. I had it in to several places. They all say it is not the graphics card. Best they could offer was they thought there might be a loose connection between the monitor and the motherboard?? I have no clue about any of this! Thank you for all the help shugster. Below are two sites. The second site is the computer I have. I hope you can help me.



    http://support.gateway.com/s/Profile/Pro...



    http://www.support.gateway.com/s/Manuals...

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Sounds like a graphics card failing

is it on board graphics ?

if so try a graphics card in there see if that helps it

also if you could borrow a monitor and see if that helps

its either one or the other and is a process of elimination

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • Brian Connelly
    Brian Connelly Mar 25, 2008

    can you give me the exact model or even a link to a pic of the machine ?

    just so i can get a clearer understanding of it ?

  • Brian Connelly
    Brian Connelly Mar 25, 2008

    ok first we will try a driver up date

    click here for the driver

    i wont reply for a while as im of to work but will get back to you on this matter

    i will try my level best to help you


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