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Notebooks Repairable?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by 51lver, 26 Aug 2010.

  1. 51lver

    51lver Forever Hungry

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    Wife Laptop graphic has gone.

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    This what it looks on the BIOS screen.

    Is it repairable or better off getting new laptop? Laptop is over 3 years old brought from new.
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Is it the screen or the GPU that has gone? Is it the same if you plug it into an external monitor?

    I am assuming you have checked for a loose ribbon cable between motherboard and screen? I had a problem with an old laptop where the ribbon cable came loose and wiggling the screen backwards and forwards would "fix" it temporarily. I ended up taking it apart and reseating the cable.

    If it is the screen, you might be able to pick up a replacement seeing as it is a Sony, it would just depend on how much basically. However, if it is the on-board GPU, I don't think you can replace them so wouldn't be worth it.
     
  3. bartiszon

    bartiszon Active Member

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    When did you clean it last time?

    I also live in London and the amount of dust (compare to other places), I can sweep every few months from my comp, is unbelievable. There is still a possibility the cooling system is covered by dust which cause overheating GPU.
     
  4. 51lver

    51lver Forever Hungry

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    Never mind, it fixed. I think

    Reapplied new thermal paste on the GPU, CPU etc. Boot it and screen was still funny this morning, now it fine.??!!
     
  5. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

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    Lose connection of some sort maybe also?
     

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