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Is it a bad video card?

by mrdave100 / February 14, 2010 1:20 AM PST

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?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2010 1:30 AM PST

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.
Bob

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PS. What video card?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2010 1:31 AM PST

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

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Compaq
by mrdave100 / February 14, 2010 6:02 AM PST
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
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2010 6:44 AM PST
In reply to: Compaq

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.
Bob

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Thanks
by mrdave100 / February 14, 2010 7:07 AM PST
In reply to: Those P4 machines

Thanks Bob.

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