Laptop crashing out, could this be the graphic card or processor?

By jessclay244
Nov 22, 2011
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  1. Good evening all,

    my friend has an old Advent 7110 laptop and is experiencing a couple of problems with it, mainly this one, described in his own words: "lappy keeps crashing but not in a turny-offy way, the screen goes all liney and freezes then when you turn it off and on again the fan runs but it doesn't boot" - it does this while plugged in or not.

    He originally asked me about graphics cards, thinking it might be something to do with that, but it sounds more like a processor or power issue to me, has anyone got any ideas??

    Thank you,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sounds like a damaged video cable from the LCD to the motherboard...
  3. jessclay244

    jessclay244 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, thanks for that, is that something i could replace or would it be soldered to the m.board?
    Thanks again,
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The video cable is replaceable, but it is not easy to do. The cable may be pinched where it passes close to one of the LCD's hinges... This could be an inverter or LCD fault too

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