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Topic # 65633 4-Aug-2010 21:17
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Fixable? Software? Hardware?

On startup its just blue spares against black DOS, then orange squares over the windows logo. Then multicoloured squares all over the login screen.

Wierd thing it doesn't do it all the time, but when it does (once a week or so) it takes a long time to come right (like restarting tablet 20 odd times.)

I'm not too fussed - it's a secondary computer, but i wouldn't mind knowing what's causing it from someone with a bit more knowledge than me (which is pretty much everyone when it comes to this sort of stuff) :)


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  Reply # 363266 4-Aug-2010 21:24
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What sort of PC is it? It looks like severe artifacting, usually caused by:
- Faulty graphics card
- Fault capacitor on graphics
- If onboard graphics, fault RAM, try removing a ram stick and try each one at a time if possible

If it's a tablet(I see you mentioned that but wasn't sure if you accidentally wrote it?) Eken or aPad, take it back to the supplier. There is no real way without damaging it to get it open




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  Reply # 363275 4-Aug-2010 21:32
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Sorry, i should have mentioned. It's an HP tablet. (compaq 1100? - can't be sure as I can't see anything on the screen right now to check). It's old, like I said im not too worried if it's gonna cost me money and it gets worse than once a week, it's going in the skip..

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 363278 4-Aug-2010 21:40
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Yeah video card issue or something related. Definitely on its last legs.

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  Reply # 363290 4-Aug-2010 21:58
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revolushn: Sorry, i should have mentioned. It's an HP tablet. (compaq 1100? - can't be sure as I can't see anything on the screen right now to check). It's old, like I said im not too worried if it's gonna cost me money and it gets worse than once a week, it's going in the skip..


Does it look like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Compaq_TC1100









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  Reply # 363293 4-Aug-2010 22:01
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Yeah that's it. i did a google image search actually and was going to post a pic of it on my next post if it still needed clarification, but that sure is the hunk a junk :)

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  Reply # 364411 6-Aug-2010 19:58
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revolushn: Yeah that's it. i did a google image search actually and was going to post a pic of it on my next post if it still needed clarification, but that sure is the hunk a junk :)


It's probably bin time I'm afraid.. That model has builtin/onboard graphics, and I'm damned if I can find anyone selling spare motherboards for it in NZ online. (and given its age its probably not worth trying to source one overseas). You could try ringing HP and see if their spares dept in NZ has a motherbaord, but it would probably still cost more than you want to pay.

Let alone the labour to replace the motherboard if your not comfortable doing it yourself (and I've met experienced IT techs who cringe at replacing laptop motherboards)




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  Reply # 364434 6-Aug-2010 20:43
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Yeah agreed with all the above, it's had it's time, its' too old, if you wanted something similar for a price close to what a repaired version of yours is currently on eBay:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-T91MT-PU17-BK-8-9-Inch-Netbook-Computer/dp/B002UAR8SK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&...

And Asus T91MT would be good, $399US*(631NZ incl shipping through Shipito.com) multitouch Win7 tablet with foldaway keyboard :)




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  Reply # 364512 6-Aug-2010 23:54
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Thanks for all your help guys. As I said, it's my secondary computer so I might just back everything up while I still can and bin it. That Asus looks pretty good actually but do i really need that AND my new iPad? Perhaps :)

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