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avesta
09-04-06, 11:28 AM
http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/6841/toshibadisplayhr6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/842/toshibadisplay2ck0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)






I even tried plugging in an external CRT monitor to the laptop but the display on the CRT looks the same. Could the inverter be the problem? Any suggestions?
Laptop is a Toshiba M30

Roadhog
09-04-06, 12:29 PM
looks like video card problems to me.

saturnotaku
09-04-06, 12:31 PM
Use Coolbits to lower the memory clock speed and see what happens. That's exactly what my screen looked like when I attempted to OC my notebook chipset.

The core of the Go 7600 is an insane overclocker (can easily hit 425, 350 is stock), but the RAM barely can do 365 (stock is also 350).

Bearclaw
09-04-06, 12:38 PM
Wow, depending on how much gaming you do, that must suck. Sorry about that. Try what the other guys mentioned and see what happens. Good Luck.

avesta
09-04-06, 01:10 PM
Use Coolbits to lower the memory clock speed and see what happens. That's exactly what my screen looked like when I attempted to OC my notebook chipset.

The core of the Go 7600 is an insane overclocker (can easily hit 425, 350 is stock), but the RAM barely can do 365 (stock is also 350).

Lower the memory clock of the GPU? I've never actually overclocked the gpu (nvidia geforce fx 5200), but I'll give it a try.

avesta
09-04-06, 03:01 PM
***UPDATE***

I changed a setting in my video card control panel under 'Powermizer'. I set the Current Power Level to MAXIMUM POWER SAVINGS. Previously it was on MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE. This instantly fixed the problem; all the lines and stripes on the screen are gone. However, if I try playing a video, the screen craps out again, the lines reappear and screen freezes for a few seconds intermittently. It's got to be something with the video card no?

Roadhog
09-04-06, 03:04 PM
most likely, yes.

saturnotaku
09-04-06, 04:48 PM
***UPDATE***

I changed a setting in my video card control panel under 'Powermizer'. I set the Current Power Level to MAXIMUM POWER SAVINGS.

The maximum power savings setting actually lowers the GPU speeds, both core and memory. If the problem you're experiencing is at stock speeds, then yes, your video card is most likely bad and the laptop will need to be sent in for repair.

Bearclaw
09-04-06, 05:01 PM
I vote video card problem.

Starscream
09-04-06, 06:12 PM
If this laptop is still under warranty get it fixed, the video chip is messed up. It could just be a loose heatsink or something silly.

If you just bought it, bring it back right now.

nVidi0t
09-04-06, 06:34 PM
The video card memory is damaged.

sudeepti
09-13-06, 10:35 PM
I am having the same problem with my Toshiba M35-S359. Did you find a solution?