Toshiba laptop video issues

By smshea
Jul 21, 2005
  1. I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 laptop which will boot up and run fine for a few minutes when suddenly the screen goes to a strange pattern (it changes to differenent ones each time) and I am unable to do anything but shut down the laptop. I initially thought it was overheating but the fan seems to be working fine, however I do have to leave it a few minutes before I am able to reboot it (otherwise nothing happens when I try to power up). Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? I suspect it may be the video adapter which is no doubt part of the mobo. Thanks for any help.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is overheating. Is it an ATI video card in there? If yes then that's a typical flaw.

    If the lappy is under warranty then send it to be repaired.
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