Is my monitor shot or is it software related?



Steve Horrillo
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
I'm trying to get my friend's laptop fixed. The screen laptop screen is
showing nothing but a pattern of fine vertical lines. When hook up an
external monitor the external one is working fine. All I notice different
from the last time I worked on his computer is that the bios battery seems
dead. It's won't keep the set time after a reboot. Other than that
everything looks OK in device manager. I tried using FN+F4 to toggle between
screens but that didn't work. What could be wrong? Is it possible that it's
a software problem? Should I try to reinstall windows, or is it a hardware
problem? My thinking is If the video card was bad, or it was a
software/virus the external monitor wouldn't work. Any ideas?

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
Probably the laptop's video adapter has failed.

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"Steve Horrillo" wrote:

| I'm trying to get my friend's laptop fixed. The screen laptop screen is
| showing nothing but a pattern of fine vertical lines. When hook up an
| external monitor the external one is working fine. All I notice different
| from the last time I worked on his computer is that the bios battery seems
| dead. It's won't keep the set time after a reboot. Other than that
| everything looks OK in device manager. I tried using FN+F4 to toggle between
| screens but that didn't work. What could be wrong? Is it possible that it's
| a software problem? Should I try to reinstall windows, or is it a hardware
| problem? My thinking is If the video card was bad, or it was a
| software/virus the external monitor wouldn't work. Any ideas?
|
| --
| Warmest regards,
|
| Steve Horrillo, Realtor | Trainer | Hypnotherapist

HillBillyBuddhist
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
"Steve Horrillo" <usenet@stephenhorrillo.com> wrote in message
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| I'm trying to get my friend's laptop fixed. The screen laptop screen is
| showing nothing but a pattern of fine vertical lines. When hook up an
| external monitor the external one is working fine. All I notice different
| from the last time I worked on his computer is that the bios battery seems
| dead. It's won't keep the set time after a reboot. Other than that
| everything looks OK in device manager. I tried using FN+F4 to toggle
between
| screens but that didn't work. What could be wrong? Is it possible that
it's
| a software problem? Should I try to reinstall windows, or is it a hardware
| problem? My thinking is If the video card was bad, or it was a
| software/virus the external monitor wouldn't work. Any ideas?
|
| --
| Warmest regards,
|
| Steve Horrillo, Realtor | Trainer | Hypnotherapist
| http://brokeragenttraining.com (Advanced training for real estate
| professionals)
| http://over100percent.com (Realtors earn over 100 percent)

That the display works on an external monitor indicates that the laptops
video adapter is functioning.

Suspect a failed connection or cable to the internal display or a failed
LCD.

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Jack
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
uhhhhh, IF an external monitor works ok, the video adapter is not "failed".
Try reinstalling the Video Drivers for it.


Is my monitor shot or is it software related?