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Strange purple dots on HP compaqnx 9000 screen

I've had this problem for the last 2 weeks now and its really starting to frustrate me so if anyone can shed any light on this it would be most appreciated. Basically i'm finding these strange purple lines and marks on pictures and menu tabs. These marks seem to come and go completely randomly and they change size portionally to a picture if you zoom in on the picture. I've run norton and several other antivirus programmes but they've pickied up nothing. I've saved screenshots with the purple marks but when the computer is fine then the marks are not on the saved images. Please somebody help me out as this has become a real hassle,thanks.

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Is this the same as in the XP Forum.

Sorry, I missed that you mentioned it was a laptop.

Try this. Power off, and vacuum the vents to see if heat/clog vents is the issue.


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Thanks i'll try that,this problem has been really getting on my nerves.

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If it were CRT . . .

If it were CRT it'd be obvious, your red gun is shifting or is losing focus.

But in an LCD, I imagine it's either heat as Bob said or it's a bad/loose/faulty connection to the LCD.

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i`ve tried...

I`ve tried to address the heat problem but it doesn`t seem to have made a difference. Can to tell me how i can check to see if it is a faulty connection and if so can i do anything myself to fix it?

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