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Old 04-21-2006, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default %#&$9^ Up Alienware?

My friend bought a $3000 alienware laptop a few months ago, and put no warranty on it.

Well anyway it just recently got really messed up. I dont know what happend to it, but when it powers up, the screen looks like a picaso jigsaw puzzle.

Everything is is shifted around, and every color is distorted even in the bios and start up screens.

Any ideas?

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This kind of happened to my gateway laptop. There was some kind of loose wire from the video card displaying it on the display

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something to do with the graphics... that happened to me, although granted not on a laptop. could be a loose connection somewhere. thats what it was on mine
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well... it could be a number of things.
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