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GUI display problems - wierd dots etc + strange hardware noise


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godwinaustin

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Recently, At the windows XP login screen the dots that appear when you type in your log-in password are"running" - they look like they are dripping.

Also, I have noticed while running Firefox, espescially at a search page such as google, a single dot will appear next to the cursor - seemingly out of nowhere.

Something else that is potentially relevant is that everytime the computer loads a web page, or I scroll through one, there is a low pitched "whine" coming from somewhere in the computer. Could this be the video card?

any ideas?

thanks. :whistling:

Edited by godwinaustin, 19 April 2006 - 08:24 AM.

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gerryf

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could very well be...you could try cleaning out the dust bunnies -- especially from the fan on the videocard
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could very well be...you could try cleaning out the dust bunnies -- especially from the fan on the videocard


gerry this is a brand new computer, I hope there isnt any dust in there yet! :whistling:
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I guess the sound can be described best as a buzzing during scrolling or loading of web pages. Coming from the right hand side of the laptop under the keyboard - by the way, I have an HP L2200 laptop computer.
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do not assume a new computer cannot have dust

either way, the buzzing sounds like a fan gong bad, and a fan going bad means heat, and heat often creates graphic oddities.

Given it is a laptop, and new, it is under warranty. laptop fans are not typically replacable by the average user. Take advantage of the warranty
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