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Solved: Laptop dying; screen tiling itself & glitchy graphics? (+PICS)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by araT, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. araT

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    I have a bit of a stupid question for you all, mum's laptop (a ~4 year old HP Pavilion DV6614TX) is on the fritz; when watching stock market videos or playing graphic-intensive games (like DX-ball) the computer freezes, graphics get pixely & it eventually crashes. It's BSODd [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]o[/SIZE]nce[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE], but by the time I got there to see it close up to read the error code it restarted, most of the time it just outright crashes sans-BSOD. It's also tiling the display occasionally when these lock-ups occur, or on start-up after a lock-up, it basically repeats the display 6 times tiled on the monitor.... i don't really know how to describe that succinctly, so I hope it makes sense to you.

    SO I'm thinking it could be one of 3 things, RAM, Graphics card / graphics card memory, or just plain ol' overheating.

    I've pulled the laptop apart & took to its fan with the hand vac for lack of an air compressor, but it's still starting up with the display tiled[SIZE=-1].. in fact, I can't seem to get [SIZE=-1]it [SIZE=-1]to start up w[SIZE=-1]ithout [SIZE=-1]the disp[SIZE=-1]l[SIZE=-1]ay tiled at all now. I[SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]'[/SIZE]ve just taken a pic of the phenomenon & will attach it in case [SIZE=-1]I[/SIZE] haven't described it well enough.

    [IMG]http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3378/photocpw.jpg[/IMG]
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    [SIZE=-1]I'm replacement[SIZE=-1]-[/SIZE]shoppi[SIZE=-1]ng as we speak[/SIZE][/SIZE], but I'm hoping we [SIZE=-1]can get[SIZE=-1] at least a week or so (if not longer), out of this thing to give me some time to buy & set up a replacement for her.

    [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]Do you have any brilliant ideas[SIZE=-1]? I'm about ready to call it dead & pull the HDD.

    [SIZE=-1]Thanks in advance[SIZE=-1]![/SIZE]
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  2. dai

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    have you tried reinstalling the video driver
     
  3. araT

    araT Thread Starter

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    Yeah, tried that, nothing - it also seems to be crashing more & more frequently, to the point that I can't see the desktop for more than 30 secs or so by now before it crashes, that tells me there's something else hinky going on too - I'd say this this is all typical overheating damage.

    I've given in, pulled the HDD & pronounced it dead, ordered it's replacement, the funeral is on Tuesday, lol.

    Thanks for all your help!
     
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