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Recently, all these flickering little red dots are appearing on my laptop screen. I don't think it's the monitor because when I go to the BIOS screen, there are no red dots. Do you think my graphics card is going bad? I've only had this computer for a little over a year. Thanks.
I plugged another monitor into my laptop and the laptop still has the red dots on it, but the monitor I plugged it into did not. Does this mean that it is my laptop's monitor going bad, or the graphics card?
I see you did the monitor steps and yes i would have to agree that it is most likely the video on the laptop or the screen itself. The probability is equal to which one it is. What is the make and model of your laptop? Is it a HP laptop? If so go HERE for a driver from HP themselves for that model video.
Edited by rshaffer61, 22 February 2010 - 07:35 PM.
Being a laptop your options are very limited.
Repair from a shop which may be very expensive
Replacement of the motherboard completely, again probably very expensive
Replace the laptop completely and purchase a external 2.5" enclosure and use the existing hard drive to copy all the data over to the new laptop. After that format the old hard drive and use it as a secondary hd for your new laptop.