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Charles Loflin Posted on Nov 30, 2006

Video Card problem?

I am not sure if this is a problem with the video card or the screen. When my computer is turned on, the screen only shows vertical lines. I can plug an external monitor in, and it displays everything just fine. If anybody has any ideas on how to fix this, I would be very happy.

  • christinecho Dec 07, 2008

    Only vertical lines appear when I turn it on, but I can connect it to an external computer. According to Circuit City, the video card & the monitor need to be replaced. The video card is only $15, but the monitor is over $500. I'm not sure how they are able to determine that I also need the monitor to be replaced. WIth labor & taxes, it will cost me $600 to repair, which means I should just buy another laptop.


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Doesn't sound like a GPU as the external works . Could be screen or flex cable maybe ?

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