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

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araT

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[SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]I have a bit of a stupid question [SIZE=-1]f[SIZE=-1]or you all, mum's laptop (a ~4 year old HP Pavilion DV6614TX[SIZE=-1])[/SIZE] i[SIZE=-1]s [SIZE=-1]on the frit[SIZE=-1]z[SIZE=-1];[/SIZE] when watching stock market videos or pla[SIZE=-1]ying graphic-in[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]tensive [SIZE=-1]games (like DX[SIZE=-1]-[/SIZE]ball[SIZE=-1]) the computer freezes, [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]graphics[/SIZE] get pi[SIZE=-1]xely & it eventually crashes. [SIZE=-1]It's BSODd [/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]o[/SIZE]nce[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE], but b[SIZE=-1]y the time I got th[SIZE=-1]ere to see it close up to read the error code it restarted, most of the time it just outright crashes sans[SIZE=-1]-[/SIZE]BSOD. It[SIZE=-1]'s al[SIZE=-1]so tiling the display [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]occasionally[/SIZE] when these lock-ups occ[SIZE=-1]u[/SIZE]r, or on [SIZE=-1]start-up[/SIZE] after a lock[SIZE=-1]-up, it basically repea[SIZE=-1]ts the display 6 times [SIZE=-1]tiled on the monitor.... i don't really k[SIZE=-1]now how to describe that [SIZE=-1]succinctly[/SIZE], so I hope it makes sense to you.

[SIZE=-1]SO I'm thinking it could be one of 3 things, RAM, [SIZE=-1]Graphics card / graph[SIZE=-1]ics card memory[SIZE=-1], or just plain ol' overheating.

[SIZE=-1]I've pulled the [SIZE=-1]la[SIZE=-1]ptop apart & took to[SIZE=-1] its fan wi[SIZE=-1]th the hand vac for lack of an air compress[SIZE=-1]or, but [SIZE=-1]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.


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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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araT

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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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