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First thing to try is going to control panel and in display settings, see if you can change the resolution and quality. Try Highest quality and perhaps 600 x800 as a starting point.
If there is no way this can be done (or the laptop defaults back to the original setting, which I suspect may be 256 colours or less, then go to the manufacturers website and download the latest graphics driver for your OS.
If this installs ok and you still cannot change the resolution, you can try rebooting the laptop and pressing F8 (safe mode) before windows loads. Boot into VGA mode.
If that fails to work, try the laptop on an external monitor, if you get a better image, or can change the resolution with an external monitor, the problem lies in the screen or the vga cable
If this still does not resolve the issue, then I think it may well be that there is a fault with the graphics chip.
As to repairing...I do not know which latop this is, but as you describe it as old, the chip will be embedded on the motherboard, which means replacing the motherboard as a unit, second hand (depensing on the model), this can cost anywhere between £30- 100 not including fitting
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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