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im just a little curious as to why my screen flashes from time to time. for only a split second, my screen goes black and then comes back. if i blinked, i wouldnt notice it happening. this happens whether i am using my netbook's screen or i have my 22" LCD connected.

the other thing that happens is my screen will just go black in the middle of use at random but my computer is still running. i can put the computer into standby and bring it back immediately and everything is normal. its just really weird. this has only happened when using the netbook screen. this hasnt happened while using my LCD monitor (which i am using most of the time)

so, any ideas? its not the screen cause it does it when connected to my monitor or when using the netbook's screen.

my netbook is the one in my sig
Edited by IntelConvert - 1/26/11 at 7:22pm
    
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24 hr bump, any ideas?
    
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I used to see this happen a lot on HP NX9420's with MXM Fire GL cards. It turned out to be a defective copper heatpipe on the GPU's heatsinks assembly. It could be the GPU is overheating and/or downclocking.

Do you have a way to monitor the GPU clock on that netbook?
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post #4 of 13
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ive never had any issues with temperatures on this thing. the air coming out of the vents is cool most of the time, this thing doesnt really build up heat. the only thing that gets warm sometimes is the RAM if im running something more intensive.

idk about monitoring the GPU clock or temps on the netbook... i might be able to try GPUz, if it will recognize the intel gpu
    
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post #5 of 13
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any other ideas?

6 day bump
    
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post #6 of 13
Try reinstalling drivers?
As a last resort try reinstalling windows.
post #7 of 13
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maybe ill try the drivers.

reinstalling windows isnt really an option. netbook doesnt have a CD drive. ill have to find an external USB drive or something
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
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reinstalling windows isnt really an option. netbook doesnt have a CD drive. ill have to find an external USB drive or something
If you have a Windows DVD and a USB thumb drive large enough, just create a bootable USB thumb drive with the Windows DVD install on it.
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post #9 of 13
Computer is going to blow up :/
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post #10 of 13
It happens occasionally in Dawn of War on my lappy. It may be overheating, since Dawn of War is a lot for this laptop that may be the reason it is doing it to me, too >.< Drivers and all that good stuff updated too?
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