- Oct 16, 2004
I have a HP Pavilion dv2500 about 4 yrs old and just yesterday in went on the fritz in that after turning on and 3 minutes of heating up the monitor goes to an series of different ziggy lines with no text distinguishable. After cool down it again will load windows and all looks well for 3-4 minutes and then ziggy takes over again. Plugging into external monitor the external will mimic the laptops ziggy lines as well. In device manager it shows monitor controlled by Nvidia GeForce 7150M/630M. My question is for repair is this a swappable card or is it something hardwired to motherboard that local shop can't fix. If this has to go back to HP, my experience is that their repair about equals a new laptop. This is just a home unit and note vital to networking but more for the mundane homework. Give me your opinion and understanding of what can be done and what is probably cheaper. Thanks much.