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GREEN SCREEN AND WONT START! please help!

by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 9:32 AM PDT

I hope someome help me with my issue. This is like my worsr nightmare. For my laptop to be broken. Im having green screens and green vertical lines in my pc and it wont boot up! i have a picture of it but there is no atrachment available. so you can send me ur email and Ill send it to you. Is it a problem in the video card? Can it be fixed just by cleaning something? or it need to be replaced? And also I tried opening my laptop in safe mode and it got me.into the desktop menu. and when I got into the desktop menu I checked my resolution it became 540x640 somethinf like that and it cant be changed! my original settings was 1360x1380 something. Then it shut down again. I have ATI RADEON 5800as my graphic card. I Ddidnt download anything so I doubt it came from a virus. And i got my dtivers updated recently and my laptop updayed recently. I dont usually play in my laptop just a 1-2 hours of dota 2 and nothing else. Thats why Im wondering what happened! please help me guys. Please. Thank you!

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Use something like dropbox/photobucket to upload...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 9:47 AM PDT

an image. Also, supply more details such as, make , model, and OS.
Dafydd.

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by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 9:58 AM PDT

Send me your eail add or something so I can send a picture. And also now Im turning it on, its back to normal but I doubt it will come again. my os is windows 7. Its a dell computer. Ati radeon 5800. i3 core. Dont know the full details my laptop wont open. Sorry.

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images
by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:38 AM PDT

Hey did you see the images? Ive posted it.

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Yes, saw the images...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:46 AM PDT
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and agree with Bob. I had a lcd tv die recently with a screen very similar to your pics. Reason? Bad board or bad caps.
Dafydd.

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Is this that 5800 mobile gpu from 2009?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

While we wish they would last longer, it may be time to pop in new boards or move on. Just from your post it sounds like a failed board.
Bob

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Yaaay!
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:17 AM PDT

Embedding images in posts. Some things you can't unsee. Get my drift Bob?
Dafydd.

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here is one Ill send another. im.just using mobile sorry
by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:28 AM PDT

<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=1zqd57a" target="_blank"><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/1zqd57a.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

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Sadly
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:35 AM PDT
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That could be a dead GPU or a bad LCD. Does the BIOS screen look OK or not?

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looks ok
by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:41 AM PDT
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Yea it looks okay but it has green stripes on the screen. Ita accessible and I can go through it properly but only the problem is the green stripes on the screen.

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Does an external display work OK?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:43 AM PDT
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If externals work, it's the LCD or parts from GPU to LCD.

Frankly with used models cheap enough we don't touch such old gear. Just flip the drive into the next laptop.
Bob

PS. This is a lot of posts and I can't find the laptop make/model.

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Agree with Bob.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:37 AM PDT
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Most likely a board but could also be bad caps. Could be time to move on.
Dafydd.

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is there no other way?
by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Agree with Bob.

Is there no other wqy to save my laptop? From recovering to full function? Can I hand over it to a professional and get my.board replace?

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A professional should NOT take it in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:51 AM PDT
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You can do this cheaper on your own.

ONE MORE TIME. MAKE MODEL!!!

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MAKE AND MODEL
by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

Okay, Ive searched for my make and model. and its Dell Inspiron N5010

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I have to agree with Bob.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:58 AM PDT
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If it's a board=expensive.If it's bad caps=kaput. You could use a live Linux disc to check for hardware problems but I fear the end is near.
Dafydd.

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by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:16 AM PDT

Yes its.bought sometime in that year. For my birthday. So yea maybe its from 2009. I can change my board for laptop? How much do you think itll cost? Base on my laptop model?

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Can't find the make and model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:23 AM PDT
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But the cheap exits are the same make/model but working so you can slip your old HDD over and take off.

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what do you mean?
by angelopalmos1997 / May 24, 2015 10:35 AM PDT

Just change the board? And Ill go on with it? Not the graphic card? And also van laptop boards be change? I thought something is.broken you have to replace everything.

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Given the new pictures.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:44 AM PDT
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And still no make/model I would not repair this one. Too high a chance it's the LCD and other boards.

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considering the number of times
by James Denison / May 24, 2015 11:52 AM PDT
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the laptop has been opened and closed, I'd guess you need a new video cable between the base and the monitor lid, those wires do eventually break inside the cable. The display of lines is a common symptom of such.

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150$ repair.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 11:02 AM PDT

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