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Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:26 PM
Man, this is annoying. It just happened when I opened up the laptop.

loochy
08-30-2011, 03:28 PM
I don't know. You tell us what is wrong. What is it supposed to look like?

DMAC
08-30-2011, 03:32 PM
It's a pathway to another dimensions kitchen. Sorry if that dimension fails to meet your kitchen expectations.

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:38 PM
I don't know. You tell us what is wrong. What is it supposed to look like?

It gots all these goofy visibly pink pixels.

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:39 PM
LMAO Serious computer fail.

Maybe you can't see it from the photo, but it's there! I HATE IT

listopencil
08-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Stop jacking off on your laptop screen.

Saulbadguy
08-30-2011, 03:41 PM
LOL

Sofa King
08-30-2011, 03:41 PM
Looks like it's covered in white-out.

loochy
08-30-2011, 03:41 PM
LMAO Serious computer fail.

Maybe you can't see it from the photo, but it's there! I HATE IT

Did you shut down and restart?

Is the computer hot? Maybe your video card is overheated and you are getting what is called artifacting.

Sofa King
08-30-2011, 03:41 PM
Also, you should probably delete the she-male porn folder on your desktop before you screen cap it.

Pants
08-30-2011, 03:42 PM
LOL

Indeed.

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:42 PM
Just . . . everyone imagine the screen being very pink.

Saulbadguy
08-30-2011, 03:42 PM
LMAO Serious computer fail.

Maybe you can't see it from the photo, but it's there! I HATE IT

Could be a number of different things.

Your video cable could be partially unseated and/or dirty.
Your GPU could be on its way to dying/overheating.
Your screen could have an issue.

Probably #1.

keg in kc
08-30-2011, 03:42 PM
Surfing porn in the kitchen is unsanitary.

Saulbadguy
08-30-2011, 03:43 PM
Could be a number of different things.

Your video cable could be partially unseated and/or dirty.
Your GPU could be on its way to dying/overheating.
Your screen could have an issue.

Probably #1.
A way to test this would be to try hooking up your laptop to an external monitor.

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:44 PM
Porn? What are y'll talkin bout?

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:44 PM
Could be a number of different things.

Your video cable could be partially unseated and/or dirty.
Your GPU could be on its way to dying/overheating.
Your screen could have an issue.

Probably #1.

Okay, thanks. My computer bag has a magnet. Could that be a possibility?

Sofa King
08-30-2011, 03:45 PM
You need to clean out your pm's BTW.


And Age of Empires! That game is awesome!

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 03:55 PM
You need to clean out your pm's BTW.


And Age of Empires! That game is awesome!

I know right? We do multiplayer. It can get intense.

Fish
08-30-2011, 04:05 PM
Looks like you've got a color going out of your LCD display. Which would explain why you see it while physically in front of the machine, but don't when you do a screenshot.

It may be a connection between the LCD panel and the motherboard, or it may be the LCD failing...

Thig Lyfe
08-30-2011, 04:08 PM
My previous crappy laptop started to show weird pixel-thick colored lines about 3 years into its life. Maybe your screen is just starting to burn out.

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 04:08 PM
Looks like you've got a color going out of your LCD display. Which would explain why you see it while physically in front of the machine, but don't when you do a screenshot.

It may be a connection between the LCD panel and the motherboard, or it may be the LCD failing...

Is that something you can have Best Buy fix?

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 04:09 PM
My previous crappy laptop started to show weird pixel-thick colored lines about 3 years into its life. Maybe your screen is just starting to burn out.

Man, that is bad. This laptop is maybe a year old.

Pants
08-30-2011, 04:11 PM
I know right? We do multiplayer. It can get intense.

Age of Kings or AOE III?

Jenson71
08-30-2011, 04:13 PM
Age of Kings or AOE III?

Age of Kings.

loochy
08-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Age of Kings.

OMG YOU STILL PLAY THAT! I want to play! It was so much fun!

Army of Teutonic Knights = the win

Fish
08-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Is that something you can have Best Buy fix?

Where did you purchase from? If it's less than a year old like you surmise, I'd take it back there.

Best Buy might offer that kind of service if it needs replaced, but you'd likely pay half the price of the entire laptop purchase to do so.

Pants
08-30-2011, 04:23 PM
OMG YOU STILL PLAY THAT! I want to play! It was so much fun!

Army of Teutonic Knights = the win

Hahahah. Yeap.

Mr. Laz
08-30-2011, 04:28 PM
Just . . . everyone imagine the screen being very pink.
video card freaking out

turn it off and clean the laptop vents out with compressed air if you can

reinstall video card drivers

Detoxing
08-30-2011, 06:46 PM
Is this one of those, "When you see it, you'll shit bricks" things?

Saulbadguy
08-30-2011, 09:04 PM
Okay, thanks. My computer bag has a magnet. Could that be a possibility?

No.

mikeyis4dcats.
08-30-2011, 09:06 PM
you mean the black bar? you sure your background picture didn't get changed from "stretch" to "center"?

Sofa King
08-31-2011, 09:02 AM
I used to play Age of Empires 1 on the internet all the time. Got really good.

Then went to AOE 2 and played that a bunch, never really online except against my college roommate. He was bragging how bad he would kick my ass and all that, so i brought my game from home and we did a LAN game.

Needless to say, when i rolled into his town with a gigantic army of Elephants, he was ill prepared for the damage I was prepared to do. LMAO

Crush
08-31-2011, 09:05 AM
Any Rise of Nations fans? I loved that game until I discovered Civilization IV.

Jenson71
08-31-2011, 09:07 AM
Any Rise of Nations fans? I loved that game until I discovered Civilization IV.

Oh for sure. And Empire Earth. I'm a big fan of the Sim Cities, City Life genre.

Probably the only game that I enjoyed more than Age of Empires was Caesar IV. Battles aren't great, but the city design/planning is beautiful.

Pants
08-31-2011, 09:54 AM
Oh for sure. And Empire Earth. I'm a big fan of the Sim Cities, City Life genre.

Probably the only game that I enjoyed more than Age of Empires was Caesar IV. Battles aren't great, but the city design/planning is beautiful.

Sounds like you would love the Anno (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/anno1404/index.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B0) games, man.

Jenson71
08-31-2011, 10:04 AM
Sounds like you would love the Anno (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/anno1404/index.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B0) games, man.

Nice, Dawn of Discovery looks right up my alley. How'd this go under my radar? And why is it coming up at the start of the most stressful, busy year of my life so far?

Pants
08-31-2011, 11:08 AM
Nice, Dawn of Discovery looks right up my alley. How'd this go under my radar? And why is it coming up at the start of the most stressful, busy year of my life so far?

I have to warn you, that game is very challenging and also very addicting. It also helps that is the most gorgeous looking city-building game ever.

Short Leash Hootie
08-31-2011, 04:43 PM
Yeah my pos laptop has a pink line down the middle...overheats all the time...never buy hp

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Mr. Laz
08-31-2011, 04:49 PM
Yeah my pos laptop has a pink line down the middle...overheats all the time...never buy hp

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clean the vents regularly and use a laptop cooler with fans.

HP lappy's are terrible about that in my experience

Jenson71
08-31-2011, 05:15 PM
:spock:

Strangest damn thing. I took it to my school's IT guy. He said all the settings were right and send it to HP. I went back, did an HP tune-up. Shut it down. Four hours later, it's back to normal.

Saulbadguy
08-31-2011, 06:01 PM
:spock:

Strangest damn thing. I took it to my school's IT guy. He said all the settings were right and send it to HP. I went back, did an HP tune-up. Shut it down. Four hours later, it's back to normal.

Your IT guy was being lazy and/or didn't want to deal with you.

Jenson71
08-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Your IT guy was being lazy and/or didn't want to deal with you.

I can believe that.