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Video Card Shows swirl Black and White bars at start up

hello .. these past few days, i had a problem with my video card which is nvidia 9400gt, when windows(xp) is loading is shows minimal lines on the screen(just on the windows logo not in black background).. and after that, it will show, black and white colors like a swirl pattern.. i already upgrade, even downgrading my drivers.. but the problem is still there.. i hope you can help me.. thanks!

FYI" before this problem occurs, one day i clean my cpu then i didn't notice that the wire from PSU got stuck in my Video Card's cooling fan, making it unable to spin. :(
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    If the Gpu fan was stopped for a good bit the gpu or ram on the gpu could of been heat damaged. Check to see if your card has a warranty on it some older gpu had five and lifetime warranties on them.
  2. smorizio said:
    If the Gpu fan was stopped for a good bit the gpu or ram on the gpu could of been heat damaged. Check to see if your card has a warranty on it some older gpu had five and lifetime warranties on them.


    the warranty for my video card had already expired.. does it still repairable?? just want to save some money.. instead of buying a new one.. :(
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