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Broken screen or dying GPU?

Mar 25, 2010
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My mother carries her laptop around bag and who knows what she lays on top of it or what she hits with it. What do you guys think it is?

Feb 1, 2013
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Chisinau, Moldova
System Name Winter Heater
Processor Intel Core I5 2500s@4284 Mhz
Motherboard ASUS p8z68-V
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo push-pull
Memory 2x4Gb Transcend DDR3 1600Mhz Dual-channel
Video Card(s) PNY GTX-560TI (downclocked after baking it)
Storage Seagate ST4000VN000
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 2233bw
Case Generic Colorsit
Power Supply Asus 500 watt
Benchmark Scores Get me angry benchmark - failed
Might be the screen cable, might be the screen, might be the gpu, can you try plugging a monitor or a TV into the laptop? That way you could see for sure what's the problem :)


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Jan 28, 2012
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Concord, NH
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Case Antec 1200
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Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
I have a machine that did that in the BIOS and froze when one of the sticks of ram were bad but was just good enough to boot. Too much weight on top of the display would have cracked the screen, it wouldn't do this. I would check the LVDS cabling for the display and if there is two sticks of memory I would boot with one of each just to rule memory out.
Aug 30, 2009
4,001 (1.31/day)
Sarasota, Florida, USA
System Name Awesomesauce 4.3 | Laptop (MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro-023)
Processor Intel Core i7-5820K 4.16GHz 1.28v/3GHz 1.05v uncore | Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 3.1GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WiFi LGA2011-v3| Stock
Cooling Corsair H100i v2 w/ 2x EK Vardar F4-120ER + various 120/140mm case fans | Stock
Memory G.Skill RJ-4 16GB DDR4-2666 CL15 quad channel | 12GB DDR4-2133
Video Card(s) ASUS ROG Strix A8G Gaming GTX 1080 @ 2075/1368 boost | NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB +200/+500 + Intel 530
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Display(s) Acer G257HU 1440p 60Hz AH-IPS 4ms | 17.3" 1920*1080 60Hz wide angle TN notebook panel
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Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z | Realtek with quad stereo speakers and subwoofer
Power Supply Corsair HX850i Platinum | 19.5v 180w Delta brick
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
Benchmark Scores GTX 1080 please?
Screen or the cable. This happened all the time when my high school gave my 9th grade class laptops to take home and everywhere back in 2005, and of course half the laptops were broken during that year, the company that insured them for $25 each was a sham and stopped backing them, and that program was discontinued after the school year lol.
Jan 17, 2010
10,167 (3.48/day)
System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
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Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro, Synology NAS with 2X Toshiba 6Tb
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 50" Samsung Plasma 720p
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Windows 10 64bit // Windows 7 64bit with Kodi
Im guessing the GPU. If it was the cable then it would most likely change when you open and close the lid. But connect it to another monitor. Hopefully its under warranty
Mar 25, 2010
71 (0.02/day)
This is her work laptop that isn't used too often except for some simple things, but she already went and sent it back to have them replace it so I wasn't able to test what was really wrong with it.

Thanks for all the replies though.
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