WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12256 Members
65 Forums
72905 Topics
982922 Posts
156 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
92 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1867 Guests and 400 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2575
Death at Leasowe Train Station 512
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 442
Planet Earth Tonight 285
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 261
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 213
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 213
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 115
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 108
KEYS found 83
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Article 50
by diggingdeeper
04:11 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
01:24 AM
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
08:53 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
08:12 PM
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
05:57 PM
hi
by Dilly
28th Mar 2017 11:36pm
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
28th Mar 2017 10:58pm
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#787294 - 18th Apr 2013 10:55pm Laptop display corruption
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1257
Loc: Wallasey Village
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


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Badprint.jpg


_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipstudios.co.uk - Photographic Studios * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#787297 - 18th Apr 2013 11:01pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 2nd Dec 2012
Posts: 7253
Loc: Our House In Our Road
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
_________________________
One Way Or Another

Top
#787302 - 18th Apr 2013 11:26pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1257
Loc: Wallasey Village
Good thinking. I normally use Firefox but have opened IE and loaded some text pages off Wikipedia - waiting to see what happens
_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top
#787305 - 18th Apr 2013 11:46pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1257
Loc: Wallasey Village
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

Snod
_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top
#787308 - 18th Apr 2013 11:51pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 2nd Dec 2012
Posts: 7253
Loc: Our House In Our Road
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.
_________________________
One Way Or Another

Top
#787309 - 18th Apr 2013 11:52pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 2nd Dec 2012
Posts: 7253
Loc: Our House In Our Road
dos.. Ascii... Ah the good old days
_________________________
One Way Or Another

Top
#787311 - 18th Apr 2013 11:57pm Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1257
Loc: Wallasey Village
I started with - a PDP8 machine, punched cards etc

Time passes
_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top
#787315 - 19th Apr 2013 12:03am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 2nd Dec 2012
Posts: 7253
Loc: Our House In Our Road
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..
_________________________
One Way Or Another

Top
#787318 - 19th Apr 2013 12:34am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: ZipperClub]
davew3 Offline
Forum Guide

Registered: 16th Jun 2009
Posts: 1024
Loc: Wirral
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 :-)

Top
#787345 - 19th Apr 2013 8:06am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21031
Loc: Wirral
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.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#787355 - 19th Apr 2013 8:36am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
DeanoBirko Offline
Wise One

Registered: 12th Oct 2011
Posts: 783
Loc: Birkenhead
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.

Top
#787381 - 19th Apr 2013 10:50am Re: Laptop display corruption [Re: Snodvan]
rhoobarb2002 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 13th Aug 2011
Posts: 679
Loc: Wirral
+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.


Edited by rhoobarb2002 (19th Apr 2013 10:52am)

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
08:26 AM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
For Sale & Free
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
05:57 PM
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Featured Member
Registered: 9th Nov 2011
Posts: 114
Newest Members
nickyrob32, GeorgeHand, BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize
12256 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Article 50
by granny
11:13 PM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
New Enthusiast Forums
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
08:26 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 115
Will It Work For You 79
Article 50 22
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 6:48am
Sunset Thu 7:44pm
Local Time Thu 5:53am
WikiWirral Can . . . .