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    Computer geeks - need best guess..

    My laptop has been going "white screen" lately. Kinda like a star trek teleporter, the images concentrate to the middle then just vanish upwards. Soft booting does nothing, just a hard reboot works to restore it. Graphic card or bigger issues? Yes, I am backing everything up while I can...

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    It's your future self trying to communicate to bet the farm on the A's to win the World Series.

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    It could be heat related. What kind of laptop do you have, and how old is it?

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    Have you tried bleeding the batteries?

    It could be a small gnome is eating up your internets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    It could be heat related. What kind of laptop do you have, and how old is it?
    HP62-340 and about 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Have you tried bleeding the batteries?

    It could be a small gnome is eating up your internets.
    I held the contacts to my tongue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    It's your future self trying to communicate to bet the farm on the A's to win the World Series.
    Damn. I wonder if my future self is broke?

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    Try pouring coffee on the keyboard. Could have a caffeine deficiency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Try pouring coffee on the keyboard. Could have a caffeine deficiency.
    What a waste of good coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    HP62-340 and about 2 years.
    Does it mostly happen when you are doing something in particular, i.e. running 3D games or watching a movie? Does it mostly happen when it's been on for a certain amount of time?

    If it's heat related you could try a laptop cooler to see if it helps and, and run a CPU temp monitor to see if it's getting hot.

    You could also try installing the newest version of the AMD laptop video drivers just in case it's software related, but to me it sounds more like a hardware problem.

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    id first make sure u have newest driver for gpu

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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    Does it mostly happen when you are doing something in particular, i.e. running 3D games or watching a movie? Does it mostly happen when it's been on for a certain amount of time?

    If it's heat related you could try a laptop cooler to see if it helps and, and run a CPU temp monitor to see if it's getting hot.

    You could also try installing the newest version of the AMD laptop video drivers just in case it's software related, but to me it sounds more like a hardware problem.
    It mostly happens within a minute or so of starting it up. It has done it online and using Word.

    I will update The video drivers and see if it helps. I am starting to think it is a hardware issue as well.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    id first make sure u have newest driver for gpu
    Will do, Thanks.

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    If it is a hardware issue, just buy a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    If it is a hardware issue, just buy a new one.
    I hated the 64. Just bought a Macbook Air a couple of weeks ago as my travel laptop. The HP is my daily use laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    I hated the 64. Just bought a Macbook Air a couple of weeks ago as my travel laptop. The HP is my daily use laptop.
    That's surprising.

    For travel I've always carried a beater and saved the good PC for home. If it gets lost/dropped/stolen, less heartbreak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    That's surprising.

    For travel I've always carried a beater and saved the good PC for home. If it gets lost/dropped/stolen, less heartbreak.
    I am 20 days away, 10 at home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    If it is a hardware issue, just buy a new one.
    Ditto.

    I like HP's, have had good luck with them. The laptop I'm typing on is 4+ yrs old. Feeling the need for something new and this caught my eye. The Staples flyer in the paper today has this at $329.

    http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-2123-us...product_932008

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    Seems like HP is made more to sell than to use. Forget fixing it, they have dismal product support.

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