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Vertical Stripes on Dell Ispiron 8500 XP screen


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mister effing

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My Dell Ispiron 8500 XP (2003) shows vertical broad stripes at start up and by welcome screen is showing multiple narrow stripes.Later the screen starts to disintegrate or 'pixellates'. If it gets through that stage it will run all day.More usually the screen blanks out.Have checked all driver upgrades, ran Dell Diagnostics etc but nothing shown. I suspect the fault would only show if possible to run diagnostics during problem time.I did get on one occasion the following error signature:
BCCode 100000be BCP1: F625F008
BCP2: 0DB57121 BCP3: F87F5530
BCP4:0000000B OS Ver 5_1_2600
SP: 3_o Product: 768_1

Sometimes I dont even get opening screen - just a blank screen.
I would welcome any ideas
Many thanks
Mister Effing
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Neil Jones

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If it has an Nvidia graphics card (since this model can have ATI or NVidia) then this may be a sign of the card overheating and Nvidia have acknowledged this as a flaw in the more recent products.
An update is available but may make things worse. It's usually a hardware issue but it can be fixed, though the process is usually well and truely beyond the average GeektoGo forum poster (no disrespect), but it uses a very specialist technique that if not followed, will write the entire unit off. Best go and see a laptop repair specalist.
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Ancient Bowler

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Neil
Thank you for your reply to my problem. The video card is a NVidia and I have removed it twice for inspection and air blowing etc. As it is very old machine I dont want to spend a fortune on new cards etc,so I will just amuse myself tinkering on. It's quite theraputic running diagnostic programmes, and I do have my Dell 1525 to be going along with! Thanks again.

Ancient Bowler (aka mister effing- had to change ID to gain access to site! )
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