Hi,This is my first post,I bought a second hand Samsung p29 laptop on ebay with the hope of fixing it for my son,It powers on fine but and you can hear the cd spining,but rarely does the screen turn on,I first thought it was a loose conection to the screen,but after taking the laptop apart, I can not seeing anything that should be a problem.When i do get the screen to work after about 1/2 or once 1 hour at most the laptop freezes and the screen sometimes has lines on it.Then I have to reboot and the screen does not work again.Even when plugged into a external monitor there is no joy,I have only once got it running long enough to format and reinstall windows xp thinking i could run some tests to find the problem.The CPU fan is also working fine,I though maybe it was over heating.I loaded the Radion 9000 driver to windows and hoped it would let me use the external monitor but it does not work even when the laptop screen is working.
I hope this makes since .
Please help me
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It is apparently VGA-related issue. If it was display issue, it wouldn't freeze. It would keep running with those lines on.
No quick fixes there, I'm afraid. You bought faulty laptop.
For the external monitor use, if it doesn't have any signal on the monitor jack, then you would have …
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With laptops - no. There are only two ways to fix it. Replace the motherboard or get new laptop. New laptop is much better and much more cost-effective solution.
I can not rule out faulty RAM, though. It is one of few replaceable parts. You should first try to …
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