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Screen display error

By parkero94
May 9, 2009
  1. Hey at the top of my laptop screen there is yellow and green and black smudges and below are little blue lines scattered across my laptop its getting worse every day it seems
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Does your laptop have a graphics card as opposed to onboard graphics?
     
  3. parkero94

    parkero94 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i beleive its a graphics card on laptop it says HD 3200 graphics hyper memory
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Well if this then is a graphics card as opposed to onboard video your video card is displaying what is called artifacting. It is a major sign that either your a) card is dying or b) the fans have failed to cool your card appropriately.
     
  5. parkero94

    parkero94 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what do you propose i do? if i completley restore the system will that do the trick?
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    If this laptop is still under warrenty I would definitely RMA and have them fix it. If it is indeed your graphics card that is going or the cooling fans failing no amount of restore will fix it.
     
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