Is my graphics card bad?

Hewlett-packard DV9000
January 2, 2009 at 17:57:33
Specs: Windows XP, 128
I was playing WOW when all of a sudden my screen became extremely pixelated and froze. I restarted my laptop and was able to surf the net but when trying to log on WOW it did the same thing. Now my laptop won't even show a display, I have tried restarting but just getting this ghosting affect on screen.

Is it my graphics card? If so, can this be replaced?

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January 2, 2009 at 18:17:36
The graphics "card" on most laptops is integrated into the motherboard & can not be upgraded. Check for overheating.

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January 2, 2009 at 21:29:45
Laptop cleaning procedure

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January 3, 2009 at 01:17:00
I have waited for the laptop to completely cool down and when I turn it on the screen does this weird ghosting affect in black and white.

I understand that graphic cards are usually intergrated onto the mother boared on laptops but if the graphics card is bad then would I have to replace the whole mother too?

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January 3, 2009 at 08:54:09
Try an external monitor to determine if it is the graphics for sure. If it is then try updating the drivers for it. Perform those steps before considering a new motherboard.

Some laptops do have a modular graphic chip that can be swapped out. These are definitely the minority.

You may be interested in this thread. Read all the posts. Seems there is a problem with that model that causes overheating, which damages components.

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