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Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
Given the age of my girlfriend's laptop of 4-5 years old it's questionable. This only happened today,

https://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417027_10151140121818133_1704636116_n.jpg

It also says that 'the screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with direct 3D'. When turned on, where it should still be black it has weird little white pixel dots around the screen.

Laptop is Asus. Graphics card is: nVidia GeForce 9500M GS.
Camm
Feeding the Cats.
+761|4048|Dundee, Scotland.
Tried reinstalling graphics drivers?
for a fatty you're a serious intellectual lightweight.
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
She's in Sydney and I'm in Brisbane. It's been suggested but I'm thinking perhaps the GPU has overheated and is fucked. She said she left it on all day and I've since read that model GPU had overheating issues.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,927|5851|USA

I'm certain I've seen screens like that caused by software issues. I'd say uninstall the driver completely, reinstall it with what NVIDIA recommends for the mobile model, then download/install DirectX over what's already there. Wouldn't hurt to run a scan for malware, either.
west-phoenix-az
Guns don't kill people. . . joe bidens advice does
+632|5469
Did you try turning it off and on again?
Spoiler (highlight to read):
j/k
Before you do the drivers remove and reinstall the battery.
https://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p123/west-phoenix-az/BF2S/bf2s_sig_9mmbrass.jpg
bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,311|5392

Download and install Driver Sweeper. Boot into safe mode, run Driver Sweeper and nuke all the Nvidia driver files. Re-install appropriate driver from Nvidia.
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
Thanks guys. I'll have to give it a crack either late tonight via TeamViwer or tomorrow as she has a 12.5 hour working day today and was up till after 1am taking someone to the hospital last night, so I think she'll finish work and just go straight to sleep (and I'll be back at work myself).
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,927|5851|USA

Let us know if any of it works or if we were just reading too much into things.
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
I haven't had time and neither has she.
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
She's currently borrowed a laptop from a friend who has a spare, but seriously neither of us have had time.

She works 8-5 mon-fri, sometimes finishing later and then some evenings she teaches singing from 5:30 up to 8:30. Other nights she has a songwriting group she attends (NSAI) that goes up till 10:30.

I have a night job that starts at 4:15pm through to 8:30am the following day, also working during the day some days.
Chou
Member
+737|5870|Dordrecht
You want me to tell you it's BS?
That friend who borrowed that laptop, aint doing jack for free so in case you're wondering why she's always so busy..

Merry Christmas!
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
lol

I'm quite secure in our relationship, thanks for trolling!
Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
+1,431|5044|London, England

Chou wrote:

You want me to tell you it's BS?
That friend who borrowed that laptop, aint doing jack for free so in case you're wondering why she's always so busy..

Merry Christmas!
wat
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AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,760|5232|what

west-phoenix-az wrote:

Before you do the drivers remove and reinstall the battery.
And yet this remains the dumbest advice in this thread.
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney

AussieReaper wrote:

west-phoenix-az wrote:

Before you do the drivers remove and reinstall the battery.
And yet this remains the dumbest advice in this thread.
I never considered that to be "advice".
west-phoenix-az
Guns don't kill people. . . joe bidens advice does
+632|5469

Jaekus wrote:

AussieReaper wrote:

west-phoenix-az wrote:

Before you do the drivers remove and reinstall the battery.
And yet this remains the dumbest advice in this thread.
I never considered that to be "advice".
It's solved problems for me on laptops, problems that simply restarting alone didn't solve.
Not sure why, but it's something I'll continue to do on laptops before spending more time on other shit.
I could have went and started fucking with drivers , but Im glad I didn't.

Spoiler (highlight to read):
both of you can go fuck yourselves

Last edited by west-phoenix-az (2012-12-11 14:01:47)

https://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p123/west-phoenix-az/BF2S/bf2s_sig_9mmbrass.jpg
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney

west-phoenix-az wrote:

Jaekus wrote:

AussieReaper wrote:

And yet this remains the dumbest advice in this thread.
I never considered that to be "advice".
It's solved problems for me on laptops, problems that simply restarting alone didn't solve.
Not sure why, but it's something I'll continue to do on laptops before spending more time on other shit.
I could have went and started fucking with drivers , but Im glad I didn't.

Spoiler (highlight to read):
both of you can go fuck yourselves
o rly

Spoiler (highlight to read):
get your shit together
west-phoenix-az
Guns don't kill people. . . joe bidens advice does
+632|5469
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LfXe37-9DcY/T1iGJzMorOI/AAAAAAAACHE/GjhQKQfuvac/s1600/dog-poop-bags.jpg
https://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p123/west-phoenix-az/BF2S/bf2s_sig_9mmbrass.jpg
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,927|5851|USA

Saw that coming.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,627|4868|Catherine Black
Bend the screen slightly, if the picture flickers it's the screen cable. If not, it's the screen or the GPU. With you saying the laptop has a reputation for overheating, I'm leaning towards GPU. Break it down, and heatgun the GPU. It's a last resort, and won't last forever, but it's better than nothing.
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|4258|Sydney
She said last night it worked briefly before fucking up again.

I think she should just hit up her parents for a loan and get a Macbook.
west-phoenix-az
Guns don't kill people. . . joe bidens advice does
+632|5469

bugz wrote:

You could try the freezer trick
https://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p123/west-phoenix-az/BF2S/bf2s_sig_9mmbrass.jpg
chuyskywalker
Admin
+2,439|5927|"Frisco"

west-phoenix-az wrote:

bugz wrote:

You could try the freezer trick
Yeah, tell her it will only work if it's cold enough and she has to get in the freezer with it. Ask for pictures too.

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