Dell Inspiron 9300 Problem

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I have been having problem with my laptop's video display for a while now. It has had green lines previously when running Windows. While using it this past weekend, it got progressively worse. When I turned it off and turned it back on again it will go through the windows screen but then black out after that (never showing my desktop). Would this be that the video card has gone bad? If so, should I just purchase a new one and put it in? I would just like something to allow me to use the laptop now for basic functions such as internet access, photos, and Microsoft Office. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
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  1. You cannot replace the graphics cards within laptops. If the GPU went bad, you're pretty SoL. However, to determine if this is just the cables in between the LCD and the motherboard that went bad, try hooking your laptop up to an external display, like a regular desktop monitor, to see if it works. If that works just fine, then something is wrong with the LCD or the wiring. If it doesn't, then it might be a driver issue or the GPU went bad. Try going into safe mode, if you can, and reinstalling the last known good video driver. If you can't, try re-formatting. If you can't do any of that, you might have to buy a new laptop.
  2. I had already tried using an external monitor and have already re-formatted and nothing changed :(
  3. I would then say that your GPU is going bad. Time to buy a new laptop!
  4. I have the exact same problem and thinking about purchasing new parts from ebay. What I need is a nvidia go 6800 256 mb.

    This one would probably be the easiest one with the cooling case attached, but also way to expensive. I’m just doing this because I think it’s fun, not because I really need the laptop :
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Inspiron-9300-Nvidia-6800-GO-256mb-Video-W5373-/380339417353?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%26pmod%3D290550035111%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9118528224061157980


    What about this one. It’s $50 but seems to be attached to the mother board. I presume I can remove the chip from the mother board, and will it be difficult? Will it be compatible with my dell?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/nVidia-GeForce-Go-6800-256MB-Notebook-Video-Card-MXM-/180666272071?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2a108c8947


    And then you have the Hong Kong based sellers. It seems kind of dubious, but the seller is rated as a top seller by ebay. Will this chip be enough to fix my problem? Will it be compatible with my dell?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1pcs-nVIDIA-Geforce-GF-Go6800-B1-GPU-Chipset-/250819109704?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a65fbe348
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