Help Identifying Hardware Failure

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Headsh0t

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Hi,

So today the screen of my laptop started glitching out. The colors will change and there's a lot of fuzz and distortions, and even though it displays a somewhat readable picture it does not respond to input. Picking it up and/or moving it seems to cause the issue, but it's also happened while sitting still. The last time this happened to a different computer of mine, a piece of the heatsink had fallen off and was making contact with the RAM. So I opened this one up to check it out and, while it was a little dusty, I couldn't find any obvious problems.

An important thing to note, and the reason I decided to ask for help here, is that a couple of times when the glitches and freezing occurred, the screen would go black and then come back up a few seconds later in a way similar to when explorer.exe crashes or resets (i.e. the taskbar and its icons reload).

Can anybody help me identify the source of this? I'm stumped.
 
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As a test go into the Bios and stay in there and see if the screen problem still exists
 
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