Laptop LCD showing 8 different screens....What's Up??
Posted on 2009-04-29
HP dv2500 notebook has crashed. On re-boot the 14in LCD displays between 6 & 8 symmetrical screens, all displaying the same thing.......this goes from the BIOS been posted until it loads back into windows.
The Computer completely crashed, no BSD, no hibernating.....just straight power off of system. When powered back on, the LCD displays the 6 to 8 screens, but boots into windows displaying in 6 to 8 screens.
What I've noticed:
The machine always seems quite hot when it crashes.
When it has a chance to cool down, it boots normally until it crashes and goes into the eight screens again.
What I've done:
I've formatted and took Vista off, installing XP.
Reseated the memory.
Ran the computer with the battery removed with just the AC for power.
I've called HP & they want 50 bucks to trouble shoot it. They've said they think it's an LCD issue, which would more than likely would require a replacement, at a cost of $400. The notebook is only 15 months old, so just 3 months out of warranty.