Solved Computers screen is flashing 15 flashes a sec

Toshiba / Satellite l300
July 21, 2011 at 04:23:32
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 3GB
Okay so I have a satellite L300, and recently I've been starting to get some massive problems with my screen flashing black at approximately 15 flashes a second.

I've been having this problem for a while, but the thing is that usually it began flashing like this after approximately 4 hours of gaming, and then it was Ok for me, i rebooted the computer and it was all fine again for maybe 5 hours more, until i had to reboot it again. So then it wasn't really a problem, but now it has started to begin flashing after not more then 15-30 minutes and i wondered if anyone has any suggestions. Also, The most high graphiced game I'm playing is Minecraft so it should really be able to handle it well..

Also you should note that this has started happening while i only have 1 or two programs up, even such small CPU using programs as messenger.

If it is to any help, here are my computer specifications

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Proccesor; Intel (R) Core 2 Duo PC
RAM: 3GB installed


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#1
July 21, 2011 at 10:48:19
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sounds to me like you have been overheating the graphic chips, all that time, when you rebooted it cooled down and then you heated it up again, however over time you destroyed the chip so that its a constant state.
i would try to see if you can a cheap mobo replacement, if its still under warranty, send it back, if not, you can open it up and make sure its not full of dust, give it a good clean, and see if it makes any difference, you have nothing to lose, you can probably find a video youtube that will show you exactly how to strip it down and clean it. if it works after that then great, if not well it was a fairly low priced laptop, might be time to treat yourself to something new.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
July 21, 2011 at 11:50:12
Thank you for your reply, but as far as i am concerned then doesn't opening the computer to collect the dust break the waranty?, And a follow up question, if my waranty is still valid, will it cost me anything to send the lapotop back to where i got it and get it fixed, other then shipping costs?

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#3
July 21, 2011 at 20:53:17
if your warranty is still valid, it depends on the warranty weather you have to ship it off, the 1st year isually with the reseller, if you bought it from a shop, take it back too the shop, if you have rma via the manufacturer, then a small shipping fee may need to be paid by you..25 bucks maybe..its not a lot to have a laptop fixed.
yes opening would possibly void the warranty, so dont do it unless the warranty is out of date and you have too.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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