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Is it a bad video card?

I pulled an old laptop off the shelf recently and got it running. I can see lines across the screen and they bounce up and down in several spots. I did a dead pixel check and that seems okay, could it be the video card?

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Is it a bad laptop?

In reply to: Is it a bad video card?

Over in the laptop troubleshooting forum we know that this is a sign but your post omitted if it was some dv6000/dv9000 or the other dozen model numbers.

Please save yourself some dozen posts and get those make and model numbers in your posts.

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PS. What video card?

In reply to: Is it a bad video card?

99.99% of laptops have no "video card." Calling it a video card may seem right but it is not.

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In reply to: PS. What video card?

Compaq Evo N800v
* Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processors
* 400-MHz bus
* 4X AGP Graphics

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Those P4 machines

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Were well known to have such issues. The GPU usually dies due to all the excess heat and lack of maintenance and since the GPU is soldered onto the motherboard, that is what you replace.

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In reply to: Those P4 machines

Thanks Bob.

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