Hey everyone, I am in some need for advice. I found this website and looks like a good community so hopefully I can get some help here (yup first post). So here is what I have going on:
Last night I playing some TF2 the game freezes up and I see some purple lines (the game image and sound still there, just no movement). I turn off the computer manually (holding shutdown button) after cntrl alt del not getting any response. I restart the computer and what I get is a gray background with dark grey stripes going horizontal accross the screen.
My computer makes a "explosion" sound when it starts up (its ASUS G - 1 Series laptop, it shows the logo and "explodes" giving the sound) and it still makes this sound, then computer appears to still run properly because the sounds from the HD make familiar sounds and the RAM light is showing loading.
Each time I start the computer, its the same thing. Also, ever since this happened and I turn on the computer, every so often a high pitch noise is made (not too loud though) and I located it by ear to be around the graphics card. So I am pretty sure this is the problem.
I tried attaching a monitor to the back and to better describe it I took some pics for you guys to look at.
Broken Laptop pictures by Darkcharger - Photobucket
Thanks for any help/advice in advance for any info.