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Old 10-24-2005, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a packard bell laptop, easy note m5258, bought it around 1 and a half years ago. It was working pretty much ok until around 3 weeks ago, when it started shutting down by itself when playing games.
I must say that it also has a kind of a problem with the screen, because it flickers sometimes, and even changes the brightness by itself.

I have an (integrated, i think) Intel extreme graphics 64 mb card, 2.8 P4 processor, 512 ram.

Could someone pls help me to find out what the problem is?
I heard that it could be the cooler on the graphics card, which would mean that i would've have to replace the entire motherboard, with the card being integrated.

Any help is MOST welcome
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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open the side and make sure it's clean, if it's caked with dust then it's probably overheating, a leaf blower works really well for dust removal...(make sure to take it out side)

EDIT: oh sorry, its a laptop hu... hmmm... you could still open it somehow...

also, try updateing the video card drivers
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Update everything and clean it. (And don't use a leaf-blower )
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Hmm, I'll try and see if it is possible to open it, btw I used Everest to try and see the temperature, but the only temp I can see is the hard disk , which is right now around 49 degrees Celsius.

What should I use to clean it ?
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I have updated all the drivers concerning the graphics card, to no use .
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well, in my mid-tower case a leaf blower works great (seriously) but I don't think that would work on a laptop
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well, in my mid-tower case a leaf blower works great (seriously) but I don't think that would work on a laptop
That's a terrible way to clean a PC. Sure you're pushing a lot of air through, but those are sensitive components, not to mentil what the effects would be if dirt got in the leaf blower (or moisture).
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I think I'm going to wait until I take it to a repair shop, to first let them find out what is wrong with it, because I'd rather not be able to play a few games, than have it not work at all.
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Compressed Air Cans, work well too.
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That's a terrible way to clean a PC. Sure you're pushing a lot of air through, but those are sensitive components, not to mentil what the effects would be if dirt got in the leaf blower (or moisture).
no... it's a new leaf blower, and i wouldn't use it if it had moisture or dirt in it, also, I hold the fans so the barring aren't ruined, I built the thing, I know its limits...

thanx for your concern though...
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