Monday, May 23, 2011
Not what I want to see on the screen of my new laptop
Isn't it great?! Straight out of the box. Ok this was after I tried to fix it and out of the box was MUCH worse.
After less than a week the screen would randomly turn into a pink checkerboard -> vertical stripes -> big square in the center of the screen -> restart. I had no idea what was wrong and spent a lot of time searching the internet but came up with nothing. Over time it started to come up with a screen of yellow or grey pinstripes and I would have to force a shut down
Shortly after that started happening one time the pink square had text in it that said something about resetting the display driver. Once the computer restarts (...) I look up info on that. I roll it back and everything seems ok. My computer goes the rest of the night without any mishaps. I was definitely relieved!
My relief was short lived. I started it the next morning and that picture is what I saw, grr. I could move the mouse so it wasn't frozen just the display was messed up. Once I restarted it it was fine. But it's not without problems. Now it will have a few lines looks like that -> go to a page with grey stripes -> then recover. The screen will occasionally flicker too. So it's not fixed but much better than it was!
Time to email HP and see what they say.
*Note - My husband pretty much forced me to buy a new computer. I knew my old computer was well... old but at least it was running. I had no reason for thinking that HP computers are crap but I always have (and was apparently right). I just couldn't pass up the fact that with the instant discount and code it was $400 off and cheap for really good stats. They tricked me! :)
Posted by Breanne at 12:10 AM