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Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 11:37
Everything looks like THIS! I can barely see enough to type this! I tries restarting and shutting down but nothing works! What do I do?!

http://i36.************/4r6asg.png

EscondeR
11-11-09, 11:45
1. What monitor exactly do you have? Laptop screen, CRT or LCD monitor?

2. Check power and data cables to be tightly and properly connected?

3. Ensure your video board is not overheating?

4. Is the picture always the same or erratic pattern changes from boot to boot?

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 11:49
1. What monitor exactly do you have? Laptop screen, CRT or LCD monitor?

2. Check power and data cables to be tightly and properly connected?

3. Ensure your video board is not overheating?

4. Is the picture always the same or erratic pattern changes from boot to boot?

1. LCD, I think.

2. Everything is tightly plugged in.

3. How do I check that?

4. It's always the same.

Drone
11-11-09, 11:59
most likely screen is not screwed up. check ram banks if your video card is inboard if not check video card itself

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 12:00
most likely screen is not screwed up. check ram banks if your video card is inboard if not check video card itself

I'm not too tech savvy. How do I check that?

EscondeR
11-11-09, 12:03
3. Download EVEREST (trial) (http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?ps=UE&lang=en&page=10). Install, run, post temperature monitoring results here (for GPU and video memory).

4. Does it appear right after you turn on the PC or when Windows already loaded?

BTW, what power supply unit do you have (tell me it's Wattage)?

I'm not too tech savvy. How do I check that?
Open the PC case and tighten RAM boards and video board in their slots. They must be fully and properly put.

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 12:14
Okay, I think I just killed my computer. I must've unscrewed the wrong bolts because some fan thing kind of fell further in and I can't screw it back shut.

EscondeR
11-11-09, 12:22
You've unscrewed the PSU (power supply unit)? :eek: :D I hope it hasn't kicked CPU or video board down... Actually if you unscrewed the case fan, not PSU, it's not so bad.

Open the side of the case - two screws on the very edge of back side. Carefully put PSU back, combine the PSU screw holes and case ones and put 4 screws back. Then check if it hasn't torn anything off.

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 12:29
That's reassuring... :(
I think I'll sit this out and wait for someone to get home before I cause further mayhem.

EscondeR
11-11-09, 13:02
Can you post a photo of what you have now (rear view of PC case)?

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 13:20
Can you post a photo of what you have now (rear view of PC case)?

Not sure. I'm at school right now (just got there) and my only other means of accessing the internet is my PS3. I'll try when I get home.

EscondeR
11-11-09, 13:22
OK :tmb: Keep us informed.

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 14:51
Tinypic works on PS3. :D

http://i38.************/2poxi0o.jpg
http://i38.************/11h7zet.jpg

My situation.

EscondeR
11-11-09, 15:56
Keep the case back side up. Press the side cover (far one on your photo) against the case and pull it upwards to detach. Now when side cover is open you can lift the PSU to fit 4 screw holes and put and tighten 4 screws back.

Then proceed to tightening RAM and video board. To do that press them slightly against their slots and ensure the placement is even everywhere and no contacts are visible out of the slots.

Legend of Lara
11-11-09, 16:41
Done. Everything seems okay now. Thanks! :D