Solved screen displays scambled, three screens wide and three mice.

January 22, 2014 at 22:19:01
Specs: Windows 7
boots but display looks like three screens are mashed in. when I move the mouse I see nine mice across
the screen, three in each section. safe mode and boot up the letters are cut in sections so bad you can't read them. if there are error msgs you can't read them. no beeps either. hdd seems to want to boot. exterior monitor shows same as laptop screen. thanks in advance. gt

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January 23, 2014 at 11:39:56
It reads like a refresh rate issue. The setting is specified by the monitor manufacturer but if it is LCD as often as not it is 60Hz. Display card is another possibility (as already mentioned) but if you can see enough to check refresh rate it would be the best thing to check first. Here's how:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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#1
January 22, 2014 at 22:55:40
Does this happen with the logo or posting screen or just when it get into windows? If it happens as soon as you turn it on then the video adapter must be going bad. If it doesn't happen until you get into windows it's probaby a driver or setting problem. With a crt monitor a screen like that is often caused by either the resolution or refresh rate/horizontal frequency ( I can't remember which) being set to something the monitor can't handle. But I'm not sure that holds true for LCD displays. And even then I wouldn't think the laptop would have a setting that its screen couldn't handle.

It wasn't clear in your description if you can boot OK to safe mode. If you can and the screen doesn't have the multiple images try setting the display options to 'adapter default' or something basic. Save the new settings and reboot normally and see if the display is OK.


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January 22, 2014 at 23:37:08
thanks for responding. it starts from power on in both set up and boot. there are 3 sections right left and the horizontal lines are cut up and thousands of them.

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January 23, 2014 at 00:22:34
It's almost certainly the video adapter or maybe the video ram then. Could you have zapped one of the ports with static? I've done that before. It wouldn't be an easy thing to fix and a shop would probably have to do it.

But let others post in with their thoughts. Possibly I've missed something.


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January 23, 2014 at 11:39:56
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It reads like a refresh rate issue. The setting is specified by the monitor manufacturer but if it is LCD as often as not it is 60Hz. Display card is another possibility (as already mentioned) but if you can see enough to check refresh rate it would be the best thing to check first. Here's how:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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