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Amilo 1437G display problems - HELP NEEDED PLEASE

Postby barber007 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:45 am

I turned on my laptop the other day and had strange coloured lines throughout the screen which changed if I tapped the laptop! Thinking it was a virus I decided to reinstall windows XP. When I did this the ATI radeon X700 driver wouldn't install so in device manager all it showed was a VGA display adaptor. I did try downloading and installing new device drivers for the ATI card but these didn't remedy the problem. The problems still existed but were much less obviuos in safe mode. I uninstalled the VGA display driver in normal mode and then rebooted in the hopes that the system would find the ATI card and install it - but the net effect was that the screen in blank after windows installation. I hear the chimes on start up and when shutting doen by pressing the off button I here the closing tune but nothing on the screen.

In safe mode I can view the screen and the VGA display driver is installed .

The laptop has been getting very hot. It is only 1 year old and has a 3 year hardware warranty. Does this sound like it is a hardware problem with the ATI radeon X700 card? If so I need to send it back to Fujitsu. Help would be very appreciated.
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Postby aspettl » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:11 pm

I think it is a hardware problem. Better: I'm almost sure...

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Postby glantucan » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:04 am

Hello folks

It seems I've got a similar issue with my amilo 1437g

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First I got similar color lines to those shown in the image. After two reboots everything looked normal again. But a day after, I wasn't able to see my desktop. Windows loaded but just a black screen could be seen.
I was able to work in secure mode, though. But those stripes were present.
I uninstalled ati driver and then could load windows normally. The picture shows the actual state of the laptop.

I do think it's a graphics card problem. Anyone knows how to solve the problem? Can the ati mobility radeon x700 card be replaced? Or better, coud it be upgraded? to what?.

I read http://www.mxm-upgrade.com/1437.html, but I don't feel capable to do that. Is there any other way?

Thanks a lot in advance

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Postby andianne » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:03 am

Hi, i've just got back my 1437 from service. When i took it there, i had the same problem, i've reinstalled Win and still nothing. They said it's a video card problem and must be replaced. It tooked about a month, because (they said) Fujitsu sent the card very late and I also had a display problem (white shadows from some angles). So, now it works fine, with a new graphic card. :D
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Postby Clarkey » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:44 pm

this has happened to me twice on my 1437g. It is the x700 card, I guess the VRAM chips. I sold one of these for spared on ebay and a while after I had a guy send me a message asking if I had a graphics card because he had the very same problem.
Seems like its common on these, very strange that hitting it makes it better temporarily though.
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