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My Notebook died
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:08:41 am »
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The graphics chip of my main Notebook died yesterday. It does still boot but there is no video on VGA, HDMI nor the LCD.
I guess I have to buy another Notebook even though I can't afford a new one right now


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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 12:10:32 am »
That sucks
BTW your spoiler says bleep! instead of something else
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 12:14:09 am »
That sucks
BTW your spoiler says bleep! instead of something else
Oh I guess that was Tapatalks fault.
I said the Fu*k word.
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 12:23:22 am »
It's the forum's auto censor engine. You can turn it off in your profile.

Can't you send the laptop in for repairs ?
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 12:30:01 am »
It's the forum's auto censor engine. You can turn it off in your profile.

Can't you send the laptop in for repairs ?
The Notebook was already in repair for a dead LCD. I don't want another repair. BTW. the GPU is soldered to the mainboard. It is not replaceavle sadly :(
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 12:03:12 pm »
Oh that sucks :/ last year when i got my pc, after a few weeks my mobo died.
I had to send it back and the f***ers took like 6 weeks to repair it  >:(
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 12:28:46 pm »
Oh that sucks :/ last year when i got my pc, after a few weeks my mobo died.
I had to send it back and the bleepers took like 6 weeks to repair it  >:(
Oh thats really bad!

BTW. I was looking into the problem and I think the GPU is thermally damages.
LCD shows picture for half a second without backlit and VGA line gets VSync signal but no data, HDMI is fully dead.
There is no visible inverter anywhere on the LCD or in the case.
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 01:45:20 pm »
It's the forum's auto censor engine. You can turn it off in your profile.

Can't you send the laptop in for repairs ?
The Notebook was already in repair for a dead LCD. I don't want another repair. BTW. the GPU is soldered to the mainboard. It is not replaceavle sadly :(

My dad had the same problem with his old laptop. Thermal damage, picture was all colored stripes on the LCD and outputs. It was a known issue from nvidia so dell replaced the motherboard under warranty.
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 01:48:35 pm »
It's the forum's auto censor engine. You can turn it off in your profile.

Can't you send the laptop in for repairs ?
The Notebook was already in repair for a dead LCD. I don't want another repair. BTW. the GPU is soldered to the mainboard. It is not replaceavle sadly :(

My dad had the same problem with his old laptop. Thermal damage, picture was all colored stripes on the LCD and outputs. It was a known issue from nvidia so dell replaced the motherboard under warranty.
Oh, nice.
I sadly can't do anything but buy a new one. Any suggestions?
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 01:50:19 pm »
Whatever fits you, specs and price wise I guess.
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2015, 10:50:03 pm »
IMHO you should get a desktop PC if you don't absolutely need the mobility of a laptop/notebook. Laptops and notebooks break after 2 years if you use them regularly, especially the hard drive, battery or screen, and it costs much more to repair it than buying a new one.

Regardless of what you choose, don't get your notebook repaired a second time. You're better off buying a brand new computer, even if a lower end one (it's unlikely to be lower end if your notebook is old).
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2015, 11:01:58 pm »
Toshiba satellite with amd onboard and an a8 2ghz. Works great for me we got an open box deal of < $300.

Edit. Rip computer :'(
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2015, 10:35:04 pm »
Toshiba satellite with amd onboard and an a8 2ghz. Works great for me we got an open box deal of < $300.

Edit. Rip computer :'(
Nice :)

IMHO you should get a desktop PC if you don't absolutely need the mobility of a laptop/notebook. Laptops and notebooks break after 2 years if you use them regularly, especially the hard drive, battery or screen, and it costs much more to repair it than buying a new one.

Regardless of what you choose, don't get your notebook repaired a second time. You're better off buying a brand new computer, even if a lower end one (it's unlikely to be lower end if your notebook is old).

I do actually have two modern desktop PCs.
But I need the mobility of a notebook and one of my desktops is so horribly slow.
I already gutted out the laptop and gave the case to my little sister so that she can pretend to have a real laptop.
I would like to have something with 6 or 8GB of ram and something like an Intel i3 or i5.
I am willing to pay a maximum of 400€.
I saw a nice Lenovo notebook with that specs in this price.
Any other suggestions?
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Re: My Notebook died
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2015, 12:08:37 am »
Lenovo is a good brand. You should link the specs.
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