my son dropped his rucksack containing his laptop (in neoprene protection envelope) and seems to have done something pretty weird to the graphics. I'm still XP-man so I hope this isn't too garbled, but hitting the windows key displays the start menu (?) pretty much perfectly although sometimes there are a few flashing pixels around the word "Start" at the top left of the screen. Also calculator is displayed perfectly and the desktop more or less displays correctly but is yellow. However when displaying the browser (Chrome) it is very distorted - see photos (not sure if I can publish these, if not I'll put up a link to view them or give further description below). I believe this is the same for all applications. Also when using ALT Tab to switch between open applications the application is rendered correctly when activated with ALT Tab but this is distorted when the application is activated.
Initially, after dropping it, things seemed to be rendered visibly in the browser but the color balance was all wrong with a preponderance of pink and now it has become this.
This happening after him dropping it makes me think "hardware issue" but why would the desktop be displayed pretty much perfectly? I wonder if maybe a base graphics memory module is fine (works to display desktop) but something needing more graphics memory goes to another module which is displaced.
Could it be a windows issue?
I'd be grateful for any thoughts/suggestions. I haven't taken it apart yet..
The taskbar is about 75% of the way up the screen