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Old 03-16-2004, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wonky Video Card? Not sure where this post should be, but here goes...

I have a Toshiba Laptop with a S3 video card. The computer always stays in one spot, but recently I moved the machine to another location. Nothing out of the ordinary happened.

However, whenI started it, it came up in safe mode and it took me about 5 re-boots to start windows in normal mode. Well after that, the display doesn't seem right. Small things like bold fonts are fuzzy looking. On the status bar, when a window is open the font and background on the button are fuzzy; yet an un-opened button looks fine.

My question is.....can the video card in the laptop be "loose" causing not 100% display? Is there diagnostics that can be run? I'm sure I can get use to this, but am trying to be pro-active from it happening and getting worse.

Any suggestions?

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Old 03-17-2004, 06:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, not sure about your vid card, however, I've noticed something rather strange also. When I take my comp to a friend's house, a lot of times it doesn't work right at all. I get the stupid "safemode" screen. As for you labtop, I'd say you're pretty well screwed.

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Old 03-17-2004, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for that insightful advice. next time keep it to yourself if you don't have anything useful to say!
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