I replaced the hd( bought it from New Egg-Great place BTW!) and it worked fine-gave back to my buddy and he tells me it's acting weird.......said when he install MS office it started this. The problem: 1. video erratic and will not even boot to desktop. 2. while reformatting the screen looks like broken lines and snow. 3. tapping touchpad or anywhere around it seems to change this erratic colors and lines. 4. can barely read dos commands due to erratic lines 5. now video has darker blue vertical lines about 1" apart & hangs @ "please wait while windows starts" during last stage of reformatting. 6. it also does this when I hook up my 20" LCD to it. Does this sound like a bad video board? or seems to me maybe this was dropped or something? Forgot to mention this LT also has had a charging problem but worked fine on AC. I think the B/C board is bad- could this contribut to this also?? any help on this? I'm a little miffed @ how this was working so good with XP Home SP2 with no signs of a video problem to this. then again I don't have alot of laptop expertise. Thanks for any help with this-it is appreciated!