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Computer won't boot.

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 7:14:53 AM

My computer is having problems, I'm quite fluent in the department of computers but laptops are such a pain in the ass imo that I can't figure out what is wrong,
I'm about 97% sure that it's the gpu, IT was pumping out extra colors then finally decided to die, It wont boot, can't do anything.
I have an hp pavilion dv9000, It pumped out a good 2 years of frequent gaming and movie watching, Then it finally died, I don't have the money to buy an entire new computer right now and I don't just .want to junk it.
Thinking about buying an external video card to keep it alive until I can afford a new one. Just don't want to spend 80 bucks and then find out that's not whats wrong.
If anyone could reassure me on this I would be very appreciative

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 7:56:52 AM

Pumping out extra colors sounds like graphics card artifacting...

Can you hear the windows sound when you turn on your computer?
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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 8:06:45 AM

As this is a laptop I would take it to a repair shop that specialises in laptop repairs and ask them for a quote on how much it will cost to fix.
I know this is not helpful but I don’t think that you have the skills to repair this.
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