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My dad gave me his old laptop he bought from Cyberpower PC a couple years ago.I know its a Cyberpower and not sure how good of quality their stuff but im stoked about the laptop though it seems the gpu is pretty much done. Out of no where the screen is split into two and also has a black bar on the right side.

I have tried pretty much everything and pretty positive Im going to have to replace the gpu somehow. I am not sure about my options though. If the warrenty is up on it what else can I do with this thing? The screen really isnt THAT BAD... I mean I could get used to it if I could at least install video card drives and boot it up without getting a blue screen, until then the system will not even notice the card is inside the PC...wat do? : /
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First, it's probably not a card (usually). smile.gif

2nd, this reminds me of something a friend of mine did with a few laptops: he had major display issues, and was able to fix all of the laptops by "reflowing" the GPU chip on the motherboard. This involves opening up the laptop and literally applying concentrated heat on the GPU by using something like a heat gun. So, it's like baking a graphics card, but in a much more localized fashion. But putting a laptop back together again can sometimes be a pain if it's not done carefully.

However, this problem might also be caused by a ton of dust built up.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11735834 
First, it's probably not a card (usually). smile.gif

2nd, this reminds me of something a friend of mine did with a few laptops: he had major display issues, and was able to fix all of the laptops by "reflowing" the GPU chip on the motherboard. This involves opening up the laptop and literally applying concentrated heat on the GPU by using something like a heat gun. So, it's like baking a graphics card, but in a much more localized fashion. But putting a laptop back together again can sometimes be a pain if it's not done carefully.

However, this problem might also be caused by a ton of dust built up.

You know what I meant, used to calling it that. biggrin.gif

I had read that online people had the same problem and figured out it was caused by dust build up after sending it back to manufacture but I am wondering if cleaning it out would really fix it permanently? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ttully77;11736538 
You know what I meant, used to calling it that. biggrin.gif

I had read that online people had the same problem and figured out it was caused by dust build up after sending it back to manufacture but I am wondering if cleaning it out would really fix it permanently? biggrin.gif
hehehe gotcha. smile.gif

But yeah, if it turns out that it's just the dust causing it (like, major over heating), then I suppose it would be a "permanent" fix. But performing a "reflow" might work too!
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