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Cato
08-10-2010, 05:25 PM
ok. System crashed, blank screen.
Hard restart, window will not load. Safe mode worked but not anymore.
Ubuntu gives me a horrid corrupted screen, that has the display twisted (right side of the screen showing on the left from mid way point). Top and bottom look like garbled static. I can no longer start X.

My guess is that it's either a blown gpu or video memory. There is no way to fix this, correct?

It's an hp3020tx, geforce 8400 card with 512 dedicated, i think.
I tried to run the self test from the post screen, it freezes at 20% on the hdd test, although i assume this may be because of ext partitions and unrelates to my problems.
Any ideas?

:pf1mobmini:

Cato
08-10-2010, 05:33 PM
Safemode has decided to work now...

gary67
08-10-2010, 06:49 PM
copy all your data off now, before it goes again

jareemon
08-10-2010, 08:53 PM
what gary said... then reformat, you want to be sure it's not just a software/driver problem

Agent_24
08-10-2010, 10:54 PM
Geforce 8 Mobile series are known to be faulty from a bad design.

Cato
09-10-2010, 07:45 AM
what gary said... then reformat, you want to be sure it's not just a software/driver problem

Can't be a driver issue as it's having issues in multiple operating systems.

Looks like it's time for a new lappy. :(

Agent_24
09-10-2010, 12:26 PM
if it is the GPU failed, you should be able to get it repaired under warranty and the new chips are supposed to have had the design flaw fixed

Cato
09-10-2010, 05:22 PM
if it is the GPU failed, you should be able to get it repaired under warranty and the new chips are supposed to have had the design flaw fixed

The laptop is over two years old, so no warranty for me.