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Green lines/bricks, crashes, powers up but no screen display. Dell Latitude D630

By bbblades222
Jul 11, 2009
  1. Hi everyone; I have a dell D630 that I started having problems with about 2 months ago, in the middle of normal functions vertical rows of small green bricks would appear, followed shortly by a crash. Then, I can power it back up but the screen will remain black. It lights up, the pixels are obviously functioning but it is black. Every once in a while it will work again but only for about 1-5 min and the green lines will come back.

    This happened shortly after I had it outside during a construction project where it may have gotten some dust in it or something... I am guessing this is relevant?

    I have tried blowing everything with a little keyboard cleaner air can, but that is all.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,217   +157

    Hi bbblades222,
    is that onboard video, or a card? the green lines,bricks, etc sound like an overheating problem, most likely vram. also you indicated that you had to recently move your machine, try re-seating your graphic card (if you have one) . and welcome to Techspot :)
     
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