Colorful lines across screen

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kutekatie

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I have an HP laptop which has been freezing and than horizontal colorful lines appear across the screen (sometimes in a checkered format) before shutting down.

I usually restart my computer about 8 times (each with the colored lines again) when this happens and on the 8th time I get to windows recovery and can use my laptop again for a while but than it happens all over again.

HELP!
 
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That is caused by the graphics chipset (Integrated Graphics) failing, you may have to spend a bit of money to get that fixed, take it to your nearest computer repair shop. DO NOT try to do it yourself, laptops are very fiddly to fix, and besides you would need to replace the motherboard, as integrated graphics is built into the motherboard.

It shouldn't cost too much, maybe around £80-£100.

Good Luck,
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