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Old July 8th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Ian_Y Ian_Y is offline
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Very odd laptop problem?

I bought a returned but supposedly brand new HP artist edition laptop about 2 weeks ago from Fry's. Excellent deal. It was relatively problem free I got one blue screen which I fixed through updates. Today was about the 14th day I've had the computer. I started it up and right after passing the HP screen, the screen goes black and then all of a sudden hundreds and hundreds of weird characters are on the screen, with odd flashing color seemingly animated. It was sort of similar to a matrix like effect (From the movie I mean) and it happened 4 times and now the computer works fine. I could exchange the computer for another return as they have no new ones anymore...it was a limited edition but I have another 15 days to decide what I want to do. Has anyone ever heard of this problem? I am updating everything now and scanning everything...I just have never heard of the matrix like effect..kind of interesting.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Could be the screen is going bad. Have Fry's replace it with a new one.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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I really don't see how the screen would be an issue it works just fine..it looked as if it was weird code that was going on the screen.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Does anyone at all know what this problem could be? I'm very concerned its very odd.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Maybe the video card is going bad. If the fault is intermittent, it's hard to know Ian_Y. You must have some sort of warranty. Take it back and ask them to run diagnostics on it.
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