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04-15-2009

Ohio, US

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t61, i think my video card exploded.

2009-04-15, 16:56 PM

So here i was, anxiously trying to log into the latest and greatest patch for World of Warcraft, when my computer crashes

 

I boot it back up, and now my screen is all messed up, i have no way to explain it except draw you a picture.

 


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Basically, my screen is mirroring itself 6.5 times, in a grid, with the same thing being displayed on each tiny version of itself, behold sweet diagram above.

 

 

It's hard to read anything, because of the crazy distortion/lines that cover the screen, i'm working on taking a picture of it.

 

I called the lenovo support center, i'm out of warranty (of course =/  ) and they quickly transfered me to some woman that was clearly reading from a script, and has no idea at all what's going on.

 

 

I'm kind of freaking out, tried everything: installing a fresh bios from lenovo.com, installing new video drivers, uninstalling old video drivers, updating the video drivers in the device manager, nothing works.

 

 

I'm stuck in VGAsave mode, can only boot up in safe mode, and am completely out of ideas.  

 

 

Other things that may or may not be helpful:

4 gigs of ram

intel centrino duo procc

nvidia quadro nvs 140m video card (128mb)

 

 

please help, any advice you guys have would be GREATLY appreciated.

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12-09-2007

Cary, NC

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Re: t61, i think my video card exploded.

2009-04-15, 21:06 PM

Wow, sorry to hear about this. One thing you might try is to load up an alternative OS. Do you have access to a live CD of Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc?) If you try booting with that and the problem persists, then it's more likely its a hardware thing maybe.

 

Does the problem persist if you use an external monitor? 

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11-24-2007

USA

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Re: t61, i think my video card exploded.

2009-04-15, 21:38 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

Any warranty left?

 

Have you tested the machine on an external monitor?

 

Good luck and let us know.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

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03-28-2010

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Re: t61, i think my video card exploded.

2011-02-02, 3:33 AM

Hi, zigity12,

 

I have the same problem, how u solve this problem? pls, help me!

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06-25-2010

Germany

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Re: t61, i think my video card exploded.

2011-02-02, 6:52 AM

 

: Can you please answer the questions zigity12 should have replied to?

wrote:

Any warranty left?

 

Have you tested the machine on an external monitor?


 

 

ThinkPad T61 (7663-13G) T7500 2.2GHz/4GiB/120GB SSD/Sierra MC8775 HSPA/Win7 Pro x64/(3rd Fan, 3rd NVS 140M), 2x 39T4587
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