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#787294 - 18th Apr 2013 10:55pm Laptop display corruption
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2 year old HP G62 laptop
Over the last month this has started to show corrupted text wen looking at internet pages. NO problem with text from Word or the like - only internet.

A screen grab of the corrupted text is provided.
You can still read the text but obviously it is not clear

If you refresh the screen the problem goes - for a minute maybe, then is back.

On a full page of text SOME parts will seem corrupted but others not

If I hover a cursor over the corrupted text - it immediately recovers, for a very short while.

I am working on a wireless modem but even if I take the hard-wire output I get the same problem

OTHER COMPUTERS connected to the modem do not have the problem so it looks like it is MY machine

I know it is difficult / perhaps impossible to give a judgement based on my description and the screen grab but MAYBE someone can suggest other tests that I can do before I go to see TheDr.

Help appreciated

Snod


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#787297 - 18th Apr 2013 11:01pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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Close internet explorer, click on start, go to control panel, internet options. click on advanced, click on restore advanced settings, then click on reset. It might do the trick. If not, try updating the graphics driver. cheers
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#787302 - 18th Apr 2013 11:26pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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Good thinking. I normally use Firefox but have opened IE and loaded some text pages off Wikipedia - waiting to see what happens
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#787305 - 18th Apr 2013 11:46pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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Give that man a lollipop
Seems to have sorted my problem - using Firefox the display has been fine now for 20 mins so fingers crossed that the problem will not come back

The brief look at IE as a test convinced me - stay with Firefox !!

I have NO IDEA what your remedy was actually doing - but then I gave up wondering what 99% of things actually did with computers once Windows came along. I was a DOS man in the past.

Thank you

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#787308 - 18th Apr 2013 11:51pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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I have a HP laptop which wont load Google Earth, it tries to zoom in after you type in a postcode but just stops. I just downloaded the latest graphics driver for mine from the HP site but made no difference. I have an almost identical laptop which works fine, so I may have to do a re-install, my graphics seem to be naff too. So hopefully it will fix it. A re-install might help your problem too.
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#787309 - 18th Apr 2013 11:52pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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dos.. Ascii... Ah the good old days
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#787311 - 18th Apr 2013 11:57pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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I started with - a PDP8 machine, punched cards etc

Time passes
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#787315 - 19th Apr 2013 12:03am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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I used to fix 286 Machines for Olivetti, common problem was the keyboard. I had to solder a wire inside from the connector to the keyboard chip. I made a fortune fixing them. I think the board was 8 layers thick and one track used to fail. Too many years ago to remember, time really does fly..
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#787318 - 19th Apr 2013 12:34am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: ZipperClub]
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Data General,Scientific with 20gig removable hard drive the size of caravan wheel, setting those heads up required a very sane person or a good rest before touching, afterwards just a good rest to stop hands shaking, those were the days :-)

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#787345 - 19th Apr 2013 8:06am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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Depending upon the version of fireox can resolve or create those problems. In versions gone by with fire fox I have had unexplained results. Even ctrl+f5 would not fix the problems I was experiening.


I just had too many tabs open for firefox to cope with over a few days. I did find closing firefox and rebooting got things back to normal. I would have about 25 tabs open at a time so self inflicted.

Loved firefox for its addons.
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#787355 - 19th Apr 2013 8:36am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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It could be your zoom settings got mixed up ie. zoomed in too close. Hold CTRL and use the middle wheel of your mouse to try to replicate the problem.

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#787381 - 19th Apr 2013 10:50am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
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+1 for trying the wheel mouse and CTRL although this will not actually solve the problem. You should be able to read the text at all zoom levels.

I get the same issues if the display drivers are not setup correctly for the display i.e. resolution/aspect ratio or refresh rate are not suitable (but still works) for the display.

My guess would be you are running something like a 16:9 aspect ratio resolution on a 4:3 aspect ratio screen (so it essentially squashing more pixels into less space, cutting some off in the process).

Something like that would be my guess.


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