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What's wrong w/ my laptop? *Pic inside*

Fired up my laptop last week and saw this (attached below). So after trying to start it 100 times in the last week or so, it finally loaded normally. Then after about 10 minutes of web browsing, it restarted on its own and reverted back to the screwed up screen. When I get this screen, I can let the status bar at the bottom load, but when it finishes, I get a BSOD and a "NV4_DISP" error. So I'm guessing this is some sort of video card problem?

I Googled NV4_DISP and it's an Nvidia file, and people were suggesting to download the newest drivers, but I can't get past the BSOD, even in safe mode. I'm not sure if it's a hardware or software problem. Any suggestions?
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I'm gonna say it's an issue w/ the GPU.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Dell+...ient=firefox-a





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Format and reload windows. Or buy a Mac.
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I'm gonna say it's an issue w/ the GPU.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Dell+...ient=firefox-a
Nice, didn't know it was a common problem. Since it's out of warranty, I'm sure Dell will tell me to get bent if I try to get a replacement MB. I guess I can either wait for the lawsuit to get settled, or I can try this baking method:

"Google “baking video card” and you will see a ton of articles on people throwing desktop video cards into the oven and baking them at 385 degrees for 8 minutes to ‘reflow’ the brittle solder balls within the gpu to resolve the issue. The other option is to replace the motherboard (sadly the NVS 135m is integrated into the motherboard) and there are tons on Ebay for about $120 with free shipping."

Sounds simple if it's just a few solders that need fixing, but who knows.

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Dell laptops are notorious for it....my company actually quit using their junk b/c we had so many video failures (among other issues) with their laptops.

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Format and reload windows. Or buy a Mac.
...that isn't a Software problem, Windows has nothing to do with it. Take notice that he has posted a picture at Bios start-up before the OS has even started to load.

But yeah, if you aren't smarter than the machine then I suppose you could just buy a Mac.

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I have a buddy in Sachse who may have a board for ya. Lemme call him today and see. He said to open the memory cover and look for the number near the memory slot on the mobo. You'll likely only be able to get part of it but it should do.





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Dell laptops are notorious for it....my company actually quit using their junk b/c we had so many video failures (among other issues) with their laptops.
Not intending to jack the thread, but what has your company moved to in place of Dell?

Reason I ask is we are about to replace a bunch of laptops here and at this point, the new units will likely be from Dell.

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...that isn't a Software problem, Windows has nothing to do with it. Take notice that he has posted a picture at Bios start-up before the OS has even started to load.

But yeah, if you aren't smarter than the machine then I suppose you could just buy a Mac.
It knows Windows is next and panicked!

edit: Damnit!

They've done studies you know.... 60% of the time, it works every time




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So back in the day when I bought Dells for my personal use their video cards were replaceable. Is that not the case for yours? (Too lazy to do all the research) I'd upgrade on occasion, as opposed to either buying it from the factory or a whole new laptop.

If they are...modular/replaceable you can probably easily find it on ebay or via their parts point.

Otherwise, SOL or new mobo.

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So back in the day when I bought Dells for my personal use their video cards were replaceable. Is that not the case for yours? (Too lazy to do all the research) I'd upgrade on occasion, as opposed to either buying it from the factory or a whole new laptop.

If they are...modular/replaceable you can probably easily find it on ebay or via their parts point.

Otherwise, SOL or new mobo.
it's integrated on a Dell Latitude D630...

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Not intending to jack the thread, but what has your company moved to in place of Dell?

Reason I ask is we are about to replace a bunch of laptops here and at this point, the new units will likely be from Dell.
For Laptops we are mostly using HP and Lenova....a lot of HP's in the US and Lenova's are the primary machines in our European region...but there is still a mix across the regions, and there are of course still some Dells out there. We are still using a number of Dell desktops and some servers in our labs, but lab space has even started to move over to HP....the failure rate is just much less. We had an independant study done about 2 years ago and the results were not in Dell's favor at all.

BTW - not talking about a small company here either....we are ~90K employees worldwide.

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I have a buddy in Sachse who may have a board for ya. Lemme call him today and see. He said to open the memory cover and look for the number near the memory slot on the mobo. You'll likely only be able to get part of it but it should do.
I can barely see anything, but it looks like "ROL" or "BOL" on the top, but I could be looking at it upside down and it could be "708". I also see what looks like a "918" or "816", depending how you look at it. That's the best I can do.

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