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Help! Distorted Cursor

by 111233 / July 14, 2010 12:27 PM PDT

Hi guys, I am operating Windows 7 64 bit with a ATI Radeon HD5670. And recently, sometimes when I start games, my cursor will become distorted, and when I move it to places where the cursor would normally turn into, say the sign for where you are supposed to type something in, or the finger to click a button, it will just be a pixelated coloured or black box, or sometimes just a vertical line. All will be resolved with a reboot.

This was happening everytime I booted up a game last night, and today I ran fine for 6-7 hours before it happened again.

Does anyone have any clue what could be causing this? It is a 3 week old computer.

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by 111233 / July 14, 2010 1:24 PM PDT
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Distorted Cursor Fix
by DeLiverpool / March 13, 2012 5:12 PM PDT
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Had the same problem. A "corrugated" square around pointer, pixelated icons, double-lines cursor when pointing in typing boxes and so on. Talk about a nuisance. Suspected a hardware issue.

Removed my ATI videocard, visually inspected it, cleaned contact comb and even threw it across the room at some other point. Problem gone every time, but it consequently returned. Again opened my set for an umpteenth visual check. Tapping display card with system running would affect symptoms. Another close look. Then discovered although the ATI card appeared to sit well down in place, a little latch, at end of slot, needed to hold stable the videocard, was still open. It probably had been all previous times. Firmly pressed card down into slot and flipped latch to secure.

This fixed it for me.


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